Largo di Torre Argentina

The site of Pompey - where Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Senate - is now equally known locally as a shelter for stray cats, who are often as photographed as the ruins themselves.

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Perhaps ancient Rome's most astonishing architectural feat.
Campo De' Fiori
Host to a daily fruit and vegetable market, this square is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Rome.
Jewish Ghetto
For over 300 years all the Jews in Rome were restricted to this small area; today it is a vibrant and fascinating district.
Theatre of Marcellus
The Theatre of Marcellus was an ancient Roman arena built by the Emperor Augustus.
Homemade Italian Cookies
A typical Italian sweet originally cooked by 'La Nonna' to share with the family that can be found in any Italian bakery. There are more than 10 varieties of cookies to taste.
Homemade meatballs
A classic Italian dish that can be made of different kinds of meat such as beef or pork, usually accompanied with pasta and tomato sauce.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Caesar's Rome
From the slum neighbourhood of his birth to the place where he met his grisly end, the city, empire and culture of Rome owes much to Julius Caesar. 

  • With your private guide, gain an insight into the dominance Caesar enjoyed as Consul of Rome
  • Discover Rome’s role in one of history’s most celebrated and contentious figures.
  • Unravel what led to Caesar claiming the role of dictator in perpetuity
  • See spectacular sights over the Roman Forum and Colosseum. 
  • Visit  the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina, where Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.
  • Explore well-preserved streets dating back to antiquity.
An astute politician and brilliant military strategist Caesar powered Rome into expansion, decisively defeating enemies and winning the hearts and minds of the common people. Each successful war assured him of the undying loyalty of his soldiers, who followed him into battle after battle. His life and death, are the stories of legends with unions that include a love affair with Cleopatra. The contributions he made have echoed through history - including the introduction of the Julian Calendar in Rome, setting the year at 365.25 days, divided into 12 months. A plot to bring his supremacy to an end in 44 BC resulted in his fatal stabbing by a mob next to the Theatre of Pompey.

Your Tour of Julius Caesar’s Rome will delve into the archaeological roots of the city to follow in his footsteps. Discover Caesar’s place of birth in 100BCE -  Subura, a district of chancers and sex workers where the Monti neighbourhood now stands - and established what helped propel Caesar from squalor to a global leader. Envisage Rome when several of its iconic monuments were being built, including the Colosseum. Learn how Caesar famously built the Via Appia Antica and opened up trade to the East, signaling an era of prosperity. As you stroll the well-preserved streets on your Tour of Julius Caesar's Rome, ponder his two expeditions to Britain and see fascinating ruins.


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