This tour is a 3-hour private walking tour of the ancient city covering Rome’s physical and political development from pre-Roman kingdom to Republic and Empire. We will start at the Circus Maximus, the oldest and largest Roman athletic stadium and discuss the legendary founding of Rome. We will later skip the ticket queue and go inside the Coliseum where you will also enjoy great views of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. At the ruins of the Ludus Magnus gladiator training barracks you will learn about the workings connected to the gladiator arena and world’s greatest ancient entertainment center. Then at the underground church and archaeological area of Basilica San Clemente you will experience the continual adaptation of space over several millennium visiting numerous architectonic layers of religious temples and domestic dwellings underneath a Medieval Christian church.

Duration: 3 hours

Sites visited: Circus Maximus, Colosseum, Basilica San Clemente.