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Farmers’ Market Shopping with Roman Full Course Class | SharedSource seasonal ingredients from a market, bring them together to make true Italian cuisine, and then sit back and savor your culinary creations. Buon appetito!
From€110Book Now4:30hSmall Group
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Mon - Sat / 08:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Why Choose It?
- Walk on the same floor as the gladiators of antiquity.
- Maximise your time without waiting in line on this express Colosseum tour.
- Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Experience ancient Rome from the perspective of those who lived it through our Express Arena Floor Colosseum tour. Entering through the Colosseum’s Gladiator’s Gate, you’ll stand on the arena floor of the Colosseum, gazing down at its labyrinthine underground, and learning all about the savage scenes and spectacles from almost 2,000 years ago.
After exploring the world’s most iconic ancient monument, your expert guide will walk you over to the Roman Forum or Palatine Hill and scan you in, granting you access to its attractions. While our guide won’t be joining you for the rest of the tour, you can follow in the footsteps of the emperors, senators, and ordinary citizens of the former caput mundi (head of the world) as you explore the Roman Forum. Discover the temples, basilicas, and other fascinating monuments that tell the story of Rome’s ascendancy to an imperial power and climb the Palatine Hill to see where it all began.
Meet outside the Colosseum before entering through the Gladiator’s Gate
With timed, skip-the-line tickets, you and your guide will step straight inside the Colosseum. Instead of arriving where all other visitors do, however, you’ll walk through the Gladiator’s Gate to emerge on the ancient level of the arena floor. Standing on a wooden reconstruction of the original arena floor, you’ll be treated to a 360° panorama of the entire ancient amphitheater.
As you gaze down into the Colosseum Underground and up into its ancient stands, your expert guide will bring this monumental amphitheater’s history to life. Discover the scenes that took place when the Colosseum was inaugurated and find out how the Colosseum was designed to accommodate such spectacles.
Discover the wonders of the Colosseum with your expert licensed guide
As well as bringing you exclusive access to the Colosseum Arena Floor, this express Colosseum tour also grants you access to the Colosseum’s upper levels. Get an expert’s insight into the secrets of this iconic monument. Learn about the lives of those who fought and died here as you gaze down on the amphitheater’s floor. And discover the different kinds of gladiators – what separated the best from the rest and how they inscribed their names in immortality.
Please note that you won’t be able to re-enter after leaving the Colosseum (though after this express Colosseum tour, you won’t feel you need to!)
Passing the Arch of Constantine, step into the Roman Forum
Crossing the short distance from the Colosseum to the entrance of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, your guide will accompany you along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) – the route victorious generals took for their triumphal military parades. Scanning you into this incredible archaeological site, you’ll then be left to explore for yourself, armed with a newfound knowledge of imperial Rome.
Passing the symbolically loaded Arch of Titus, you’ll tread the same cobblestones as some of the most famous names in history, visiting the site of Julius Caesar’s cremation and the platform from which the likes of Cicero delivered their speeches.
Exploring the Roman Forum’s many temples, you can enter the House of the Vestals, the living quarters of Rome’s virginal priestesses who kept the city’s symbolic hearth fire burning in the temple next door. Visit temples dedicated to gods and temples built in honor of the emperors. And retrace ancient daily life in the ruins of the Forum’s basilicas, monuments, and Curia (Senate House).
Explore the city’s cradle as you ascend the Palatine Hill
Romulus founded Rome on the Palatine Hill, constructing the ramparts here in the mid-8th century BC which his twin-brother fatefully transgressed. Eminent citizens of the Roman Republic had their homes here, most famously Cicero who paid millions in today’s money. When Rome was ruled by emperors, the imperial family’s palaces stretched across the Palatine Hill, providing such a vision of splendor that it’s given us our word ‘palace’.
Feed your curiosity as you explore the most fascinating of Rome’s Seven Hills, roaming it on your own or with the fellow travelers on your tour. Enjoying sweeping views over the Roman Forum and Colosseum in the distance, this is the perfect way to finish your adventure through ancient Rome.
- Itinerary:Colosseum Arena FloorColosseumRoman Forum or Palatine Hill Entrance on your own
- Included:Expert licensed guideColosseum arena floor ticket
- Wheelchair accessible:Not for small group tours. Guests with limited mobility are encouraged to visit our private tour page.
- Meeting Point:In front of the metro station Colosseo, by the green souvenir kiosque.
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If there is one thing to do when visiting Rome after the major sites and time around the city, take this trip. read less - 12/03/2021
Geeking out at The Vatican Rosi was our guide for the experience and she was A+. Not just knowledgeable but also passionate and a great story teller. She was patient w questions and made the... read moreRosi was our guide for the experience and she was A+. Not just knowledgeable but also passionate and a great story teller. She was patient w questions and made the overall experience incredibly fun. read less - 11/30/2021
The 2 villas of Tivoli We did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where... read moreWe did the Private tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli. The driver picked us up from the hotel in Rome and drove to the Villa Adriana, where our guide, Barbara, met us. Thoroughly versed in ancient history and art history, she was a lively and fascinating guide. Never exhausting or boring, always good company, Barbara clearly loves what she does, sharing her knowledge of Rome and environs and deepening the appreciation of discerning travelers who want to learn about what they see. She was a good sport, because it was a windy rainy day, not ideal for a long day outdoors! I would definitely hire her again. read less - 11/04/2021
Gracious, Knowledgeable, Experienced Walk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most... read moreWalk Inside Rome has the best, most informed guides and they never disappoint!
From the first inquiry through the tour they are also the most gracious and accommodating. Our most recent guide at the Vatican was TEO, knowledgeable, friendly, and someone who clearly loves the city of Rome. The owner of WIR, Marilena is hands on, and considers you a friend after the first tour! read less - 11/02/2021
Great Guide and Tour Very impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt... read moreVery impressed and happy - From booking to the tour, everything was very smooth. I had some questions about the tour before booking - sent an email with responses prompt and the relevant information. We did the early morning Vatican Tour with Walks Inside Rome with our guide Barbara, who was amazing. Spending the extra money was worth the experience of WIR, in depth knowledge of the guide, early access to the Vatican and the path/route to see the highlights and relevant areas of the Vatican. Would highly recommend for anyone to book this tour, and would consider them for other tours next time in Rome! Thanks to the team at WIR and special shout out to Barbara who was so very considerate (my Mom was 89 years old and visiting the Vatican for the first time, making sure my Mom was at the front and able to see everything even though she was a tiny bit slower than everyone else! Grazie Mille! read less - 10/12/2021
Making Pizza & Gelato in Roma This was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I... read moreThis was a fun, educational experience. I enjoy cooking, baking, etc so learning to make authentic Roman style pizza and a simple recipe for gelato is a skill I can take home! Our chef/instructor, Marco, was enthusiastic and his experience shown through as he explained what and why following the recipes was important. The kitchen space was well equipped and the dining space magical. Next time we’re in Rome (yes we tossed coins in the Trevi Fountain) we will take another course from his organization. read less - 9/27/2021
Don’t go to Italy without using this guide. I have used this company several times and I would never come to Italy and not use their services. They are professional, fun, knowledgable and timely. We have used... read moreI have used this company several times and I would never come to Italy and not use their services. They are professional, fun, knowledgable and timely. We have used them over the course of 10 years when my kids were little to now having teenagers. We have used them in multiple cities and countless tours. I want to go back on a couples trip and take cooking classes. I can’t write enough good things about them but trust me book them
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The locals. Worth every penny. Ciao! read less - 9/26/2021