SIGHTSEEING TOURS BY ENGLISH-SPEAKING GUIDES AND DRIVERS
An English-speaking guide and/or driver, just for you and your party, will help you appreciate the beauty, culture, and history of Rome and make the most of your time in this city. A few of our sample itineraries follow. All of these tours can be mixed and matched or we can customize an itinerary that is unique to your needs.
TOUR DURATION: 3 HOURS WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
MEETING POINT: AT YOUR HOTEL OR AT A LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS
TRANSPORTATION REQUIRED: LIMO, VAN, TAXI
This is an area of the city of Rome where one could spend hours! During the walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide you will be able to see: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Titus’ Arch, Constantine Arch, Palatine Hill, and Capitoline Hill.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SITES:
THE FORUM is located at the center of the city of Rome and was for centuries the center of Roman public life. This was the site where public speeches, business affairs, triumphal processions, political elections took place.
PALATINE HILL is the most central of the Seven Hills of Rome and one of the most ancient parts of the city. It is 40 meters high and rises between the Roman Forum on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other. Here is the House of Augustus which was recently restored featuring splendid frescoes painted 2,000 years ago, maybe by an Egyptian artist. The visit is available to only a limited numbers of visitors depending on the date of your visit and on the dispositions of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
COLISEUM or COLOSSEUM is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city and the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It could seat 50,000 people and it was used for public entertainment such as contests between gladiators, sea battles, animal hunts, and dramas. ARCH OF COSTANTINE is situated between the Coliseum and the Palatine Hill. It was built to commemorate the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.
ARCH OF TITUS is located southeast of the Roman Forum , on the Via Sacra. Dating back to the 1st century AD, it has inspired the construction of several triumphal arches such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
CAPITOLINE HILL is the most famous of the seven hills in Rome featuring: Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Nuovo, the Capitoline Museums which are the oldest public museums in the world, and Piazza del Campidoglio (Capitoline Square) designed by Michelangelo. A superb view can be enjoyed from here.
To book a private tour in English please write to firstname.lastname@example.org