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Curia Julia

The seat of the imperial Senate in the Roman Forum.

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Roman Forum
The political, religious and civic heart of ancient Rome.
The Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Nerva
Two of Rome's finest Imperial Forums.
Trajan's Forum and Column
One of the more impressive Forums in the area, with a beautiful triumphal column.
Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano
An early Christian church in a converted Temple of Romulus, with some mosaic masterworks inside.
Mamertine Prison
Known in antiquity as the Tullianum, the dungeons were used to hold Saint Paul before he was beheaded.
Temple of Caesar
Remains of the temple of Julius Caesar.

Related Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Private Highlights Tour
On this three-hour tour, you will time travel back 2,000 years and visit sites that were of significance to the Roman Empire and do as the Romans do. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private, expert, tour guide.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Colosseum, learn of its architectural secrets, and of the gladiators who fought here.
  • Hear stories about some of the empire's greatest emperors, like Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar, and stories of its' cruellest emperors: Nero and Caligula.
  • Explore the Roman Forum, the downtown of Ancient Rome.
  • Take in the vast scale of the Imperial Palaces on the Palatine Hill.
First, your guide will take you to the ancient Colosseum, which is an enduring symbol of the power, prowess and bloodlust of the Roman Empire. Although damaged over the years by earthquakes, pollution and stone-robbers, it remains a truly spectacular structure. The building hasn’t been used for entertainment since the early medieval era; in the following centuries, it was employed variously as a fortress, Christian shrine, and housing for a religious order. 

After your guide will take you through the Roman Forum where you will come across remnants of magnificent temples, law-courts, palaces and marketplace, while your guide informs you of daily life in the heart of the Roman Empire. The tour will eventually lead you to Palatine Hill – the birthplace of the Roman Senate, and where Rome’s Emperors lived and ruled from. The word ‘palace’ is derived from the name of this hill, as so many Roman rulers built their lavish residences on the Palatine. Climb the hill today, and you will find extensive ruins of the once splendid palaces and gardens of some of Rome’s most famous emperors, including those of Augustus, Tiberius and the Flavian Palace, as well as the Temple to Apollo built by Augustus, and Domitian’s impressive Hippodrome. 

Please note that the order of this tour may change based on ticket availability. 
Colosseum and Roman Forum Family-Friendly Private Walking Tour
On this family-friendly tour, you will time travel back 2,000 years and visit sites that were of significance to the Roman Empire and do as the Romans do. On your private tour you will:

  • Explore Ancient Rome with a child and family-friendly tour and guide!
  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private, expert, tour guide.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, where you will learn of its architectural secrets, and of the famed gladiator fights
  • Explore the Roman Forum, the downtown of Ancient Rome (tickets included).

First, your guide will take you to the ancient Colosseum, which is an enduring symbol of the power, prowess and bloodlust of the Roman Empire. Although damaged over the years by earthquakes, pollution and stone robbers, it remains a truly spectacular structure. The building hasn’t been used for entertainment since the early medieval era; in the following centuries, it was employed variously as a fortress, Christian shrine, and housing for a religious order. 

After your guide will take you through the Roman Forum where you will come across remnants of magnificent temples, law courts, palaces and marketplace, while your guide informs you of daily life in the heart of the Roman Empire. 

The tour will finish in the Roman Forum, where your guide will tell you how to explore Palatine Hill – a site not to be missed if your family is up to the climb to Palatine Hill – the birthplace of the Roman Senate, and where Rome’s Emperors lived and ruled from. The word ‘palace’ is derived from the name of this hill, as so many Roman rulers built their lavish residences on the Palatine. 

Climb the hill today and you will find extensive ruins of the once splendid palaces and gardens of some of Rome’s most famous emperors, including those of Augustus, Tiberius and the Flavian Palace, as well as the Temple to Apollo built by Augustus, and Domitian’s impressive Hippodrome. 
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