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- Forge lasting memories as our private guide brings the Colosseum to life.
- Discover the Roman Forum with exclusive skip the line entrance.
- Explore the pagan temple that lies beneath the Basilica of St. Clemente.
Explore three of Rome’s most fascinating sites on this four-hour Colosseum and St. Clemente tour. Your first stop is the Colosseum, the world’s most iconic amphitheater. Then we’ll wander the Roman Forum, an archaeological theme park of temples, basilicas, and monolithic triumphal arches. Finally, we’ll be exploring the storied basilica of St. Clemente.
The fascinating medieval basilica of St. Clemente perfectly encapsulates the city of Rome. For hidden beneath its floors, just out of sight from its onlookers, is an underworld treasure just waiting to be explored. Explore them with us today as we embark on this adventure, delving into Rome’s glorious past.
Visit Rome’s architectural triumph: the mighty Colosseum
The Colosseum stands supreme as a classic symbol of Rome’s brutality. Your expert guide will bring the Colosseum to life, telling you stories about the gladiators, emperors, and spectators who took part in what was the show to see in Rome. Relive the legends and stories of this iconic Roman building.
Explore the immersive Roman Forum
Then, your guide will take you to explore the Roman Forum and will tell you all there is to know about the fascinating history of the true political, religious, and economic heart of ancient Rome. A place where political alliances were formed, conspiracies hatched, religious and civic duties performed, judgments passed, and trade agreements reached.
Venture beneath the Basilica of St. Clemente
For the next part of your Colosseum and St. Clemente tour, we move onto a different yet equally iconic building: the Basilica of San Clemente. This is an archaeologist’s Pandora’s Box with its three-tiered complex of buildings it will allow you to descend below the depths of the earth into 2000 years of history.
The church has many guises: a 2nd century Mithraeum, the house of a Roman nobleman, a pagan temple, an ancient lower basilica dating back to the 4th century and decorated with frescoes, and finally an upper layer Basilica dating back to the 12th century filled with mosaics. Delve underground beneath the basilica, and peel away the archaeological layers to transport yourself back in time.
The combination of these two attractions on your Colosseum and St. Clemente tour is a great way to engage with ancient aspects of Roman history.
Customize your tour with a visit to the Pantheon
Should you wish, this tour can be customized to instead culminate at the pinnacle of Pagan architecture, the Pantheon. Whilst the Basilica of San Clemente holds its own fascinating story, would you prefer to marvel at the fascinating oculus that sits at the top of the ancient temple’s iconic dome?
Built originally just before the turn of the Millenium in 25 BC, your expert guide will show you the unseen intricacies of a world-renowned structure that represents Ancient Rome’s transformation from a city of brick to a one of marble.
* To replace the Basilica of San Clemente with a visit to the Pantheon for the same price, please let us know of your preference upon booking.
Itinerary:ColosseumArch of ConstantineRoman ForumSt. Clemente's BasilicaPantheon (optional alternative)
Included:Priority skip-the-line entrancePrivate licensed guide
Meeting Point:In front of the metro station Colosseo
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
- M2233BTrobertlTerrific Trastevere Food Tour with Luca! Luca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature.... read moreLuca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature. By the end of the evening we felt that we had spent a nice time with a new friend. read less - 10/03/2022
- Darren RA must do experience This cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through... read moreThis cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through the market to pick out some of the ingredients, the meats and such. Then we went back to their excellent small group kitchen. We had a wonderful time learning from Sara. She taught us to make ravioli and saltimbocca and tiramisu. It was fun and relaxed and extremely delicious. We thought the whole experience was splendid. 10 out of 10. read less - 9/26/2022
- genevieverbBest Food Tour We Took! My fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of... read moreMy fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of different food and even returned to one of the restaurants later in the week. The tour groups are kept small, so our group easily got to know each other throughout the tour. We were especially pleased with how accommodating it was: My fiance is a vegetarian and can be a bit of a picky eater, so he had low expectations going in and this ended up being his favorite activity all week! We actually had a couple of vegetarians in our group and there was always an equally hearty substitute whenever necessary. Super pleased with this experience and with Luca! Best part of our week! read less - 9/21/2022
- Emily WWorth every penny. What an evening! This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and... read moreThis was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and get to know other travellers. The small group size made it much more personal and conversation flowed all evening! Sara (our guide) was absolutely amazing - so friendly and chatty, and so full of knowledge about the local food and Rome/Trastevere's history. She could not have been better.
I'll be coming back to Rome and will definitely be booking this again. Thank you so much, Sara, for making my first trip to Rome that much better! read less - 9/21/2022
- mrsmac0912Delicious food from fabulous foody Luca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our... read moreLuca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our time together unforgettable.
Most appreciated was his offer to remain a resource for the duration of our visit with DELICIOUS recommendations off the tourist path.
Well done Luca!!! read less - 9/11/2022
- uscimcA Must Do Tour of Sistine Chapel Amazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a... read moreAmazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a small group of 9. Just 2 families. She was great. She does this 4 days a week and all the guards knew her by name. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, then you have to go early. We were one of the first to enter and with her connections basically did not wait on anything. We also entered a section in the Vatican Museums usually off limits to the public, a section with many animal statues and other mosaics. She gave us so much history and culture. My children said it was AP World History made real. You could tell she truly loved what she did. read less - 8/29/2022
- dvorahl2022Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
- michelleSheiowitzGreat Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022