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VIP Colosseum Underground Tour with Ancient Rome | Small GroupDescend into the depths of Rome's most iconic landmark. Explore the Colosseum Underground through a gladiator's eyes before traveling back in time as we roam the Roman Forum.
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Sistine Chapel Tour with VIP Earliest Access | Small GroupJourney from coast to capital to discover ancient Rome’s timeless wonders. Then recreate the culinary delights of the Eternal City through an unforgettable cooking class.
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Why Choose It?
- Explore however you like: by Mercedes, Vespa, or even a golf cart.
- Wander Rome’s wonders - from Caracalla’s Baths to the Aventine Hill.
- Discover Testaccio's man-made mountain, in existence since antiquity.
What better way to experience the Eternal City than by discovering all the hidden gems that Rome’s ordinary visitors never see. Your expert native guide will accompany you around the city as you seek out its most rewarding sites. From an ancient church and gigantic imperial bath complex to a man-made mountain made from ancient pottery shards, this special tour offers the best way to unlock the real secrets of Rome.
This is your tour, so you get to choose how you want the journey to be. So whether you want the comfort and luxury of a Mercedes and private driver, the thrill a Vespa while the Roman breeze blows through your hair, or the nimble speed of your own private golf cart, strap on in as we go in search of Secret Rome.
Your Secret Rome Tour starts at the Church of Quattro Coronati
Situated between the Colosseum and St John in Lateran, the Church of Quattro Coronati is dedicated to four ancient martyrs. It originally dates back to the 5th century and boasts two courtyards and a monastery with a cosmatesque cloister. This church has many surprising treasures: the private Chapel of St Sylvester and the foundling wheel – where unwanted babies were left to be raised at the church orphanage – its two most famous.
View the Baths of Caracalla
Caracalla was by all accounts a pretty terrible emperor. Such was his unpopularity that when he was assassinated by the Syrian roadside while stopping off to urinate, the news of his death was greeted with profound and universal joy. He did however leave one positive legacy in Rome: the imperious Baths of Caracalla.
These public baths were monumentally enormous, towering over the nearby Circus Maximus. Home not only to an ingeniously engineered baths system (also comprising heated pools and a steam room), the Baths of Caracalla was a multipurpose area, containing shops and libraries. It remains remarkably preserved today, and its relative lack of visitors makes it perfect for a Secret Rome itinerary.
Ascend the Aventine Hill
Our visit to the nearby Aventine Hill introduces us to many secret and surprising spots. Once home to ancient Rome’s burgeoning plebeian population, the Aventine is now a tranquil, gentrified area. Offering sweeping panoramas over the River Tiber and distant Vatican, the hill is home to such monasteries and ancient churches as Santa Sabina.
We’ll be visiting Santa Sabina, one of Rome’s oldest churches. Its original structure, dating back to the 5th century AD, differs drastically from the later church designs we are familiar with today. Discover all its wonders with your own expert guide who will bring this monument to life.
Explore the authentic neighborhood of Testaccio
If Aventine was the ancient city’s working class district, Testaccio was the modern equivalent. Or at least it was until a few decades ago. Springing up around the ancient city’s port (Emporium) and subsequent meat market, Testaccio is still widely considered as the real heartland of Rome. And certainly its culinary center.
We’ll be visiting Testaccio’s Monte dei Cocci – an artificial mound made of fragments of broken amphorae (vases) from ancient times. After hearing about its fascinating history, we’ll make our way towards Secret Rome’s final destination.
Your Secret Rome Tour comes to an end at the Janiculum Hill
Atop one of Rome’s highest hills, the Janiculum, you’ll be treated to an unparalleled view of the Eternal City. The ancients used to send scouts up to the top of the Janiculum to look for enemies whenever they held meetings outside Rome’s ramparts. From its dizzying heights, it’s not hard to see why.
But it’s not marauding Etruscans you’ll be on the lookout for this time. Instead, you’ll be taking in the unforgettable sight of the Eternal City stretching on as far as the eye can see – the perfect way to finish your Secret Rome Tour.
- Itinerary:Colosseum (exterior)Baths of CaracallaChurch of Quattro CoronatiAventine HillSanta SabinaTestaccioJaniculum Hill
- Included:Licensed tour guideCar and driver at your disposal
- Wheelchair accessible:Yes
- Meeting Point:Hotel
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!
Lovely cooking class with great people Really enjoyed this class, as first you go to a local food market to get the ingredients you cook with - so you feel a bit like a local too!... read moreReally enjoyed this class, as first you go to a local food market to get the ingredients you cook with - so you feel a bit like a local too! The location of the class is in a beautiful old building and the equipment and work surfaces are great for teaching people to cook things. The main chef and the assistants were so welcoming and explained everything well. I've been wanting to learn how to prepare and cook artichokes for ages and we got to do that in our class, which was great. You make a variety of different dishes, so learn different techniques and get an understanding of how Italians make traditional dishes. Everything you make, you get to eat and it was all delicious! read less - 5/29/2020
Myself and my partner visited you this time last year and we're reminiscing about our wonderful experience with you!
I was hoping that I hope get the ingredients & cooking... read moreHello!
Myself and my partner visited you this time last year and we're reminiscing about our wonderful experience with you!
I was hoping that I hope get the ingredients & cooking method of the Pizza and Gelato please!.
Thought it would be something fun to do during self isolation in England
Daniel read less - 4/02/2020
Amazing Guide, Amazing Experience We did the early morning Vatican tour with Walks Inside Rome. Our guide, Lea, was great. She took time to learn our interests (geology for my daughter) and... read moreWe did the early morning Vatican tour with Walks Inside Rome. Our guide, Lea, was great. She took time to learn our interests (geology for my daughter) and pointed out items that spoke to that interest. She was easy to understand and speak with and our tour flowed smoothly and never felt rushed or too slow. Lea was amazing and I would definitely book with Walks Inside Rome again. read less - 11/12/2019
Pasta and Tiramisu What a great time we had tonight! Our chef David made the evening, so easy to make Tiramisu and pasta. We all interacted and learned how to make simple good... read moreWhat a great time we had tonight! Our chef David made the evening, so easy to make Tiramisu and pasta. We all interacted and learned how to make simple good food! Next time I’m in Rome we will do his longer event shopping at local food markets then going back to cook a spectacular meal!
Loved it! read less - 11/06/2019
- Elizabeth J
Fun Family Activity This was one of our family's favorite experiences in our entire Italy trip! We loved making pizza and gelato, and Marco did a fabulous job of teaching our whole... read moreThis was one of our family's favorite experiences in our entire Italy trip! We loved making pizza and gelato, and Marco did a fabulous job of teaching our whole family, including the kids. The entire staff was gracious and accommodating and we highly recommend them to anybody visiting Rome! We hope to go back and learn to make pasta next time! read less - 11/02/2019
Such a fun evening! We had a fantastic time on our food tour. Our guide, Valeria, was super fun. Lots of energy, funny stories to tell, information about the neighborhood and life... read moreWe had a fantastic time on our food tour. Our guide, Valeria, was super fun. Lots of energy, funny stories to tell, information about the neighborhood and life in Rome. She was so friendly. She really made the evening for us. The food stops were great too, of course. We tasted Italian cheeses, cured meats, wine and fried cod, pizza, pasta, and gelato. And I might be forgetting something! Definitely no need to go out to eat after this tour! (The cost for all the food and drinks was included in the tour price). Some of the stops were so tasty we revisited them before the end of our trip.
My teenage son and I did four different tours with Walks Inside Rome on this trip and we enjoyed them all, but I think this was our favorite. read less - 10/23/2019
3 hour walking tour of Jewish Ghetto, synagogues, and musuem We flew overnight, arriving in Rome in the morning. Just a few hours later we met Viviana, our guide, for our tour. She was wonderful. We enjoyed... read moreWe flew overnight, arriving in Rome in the morning. Just a few hours later we met Viviana, our guide, for our tour. She was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment, and she brought the entire area to life for us. She is very knowledgeable, and presents everything is such a meaningful way. We began our trip with a highlight we shall not forget. read less - 10/23/2019
- Shanneyvie J
Do it! This was one of the highlights of our trip! Unlike other cooking classes I saw when I was searching for one, this one first meets at an amazing market (I... read moreThis was one of the highlights of our trip! Unlike other cooking classes I saw when I was searching for one, this one first meets at an amazing market (I recommend going early to grab some goodies) second, you choose your meal , it’s what you and your group decide on for the day (btw it’s a lot of food some come hungry) and lastly it is all hands on the chef explains what to do, shows you an example and then it is all you (of course the chef is there to help and guide when needed). Oh o forgot to mention lots of drinking!!! Just do it, you won’t regret it. read less - 10/19/2019
BOOK THIS TOUR!!! Barbara was absolutely fantastic! She was knowledgeable, funny and able to help us navigate in a way that maximized our time and experience. We would wholeheartedly suggest spending the extra... read moreBarbara was absolutely fantastic! She was knowledgeable, funny and able to help us navigate in a way that maximized our time and experience. We would wholeheartedly suggest spending the extra money for the private early morning tour- skipping the horrible lines and minimizing wading through the masses on overcrowded group tours. We were able to see things that other tour guides don’t have access to and learned so much without feeling overwhelmed by trying to figure out what to see as there is SO much! We would absolutely book again with WIR and Barbara! read less - 10/15/2019