from/per person Rs 3,540
  • 3 hours

Description

Your small group tour starts at the Bath of Caracalla where your guide will give you a full description while walking inside this wonderful ancient second largest thermal bath of Rome. The Baths of Caracalla located by ancient Appian Way in Rome were named after the Emperor Caracalla who reigned from A.D. 211-217. His father Septimius Severus commissioned the baths and after his death the project was completed by his son Caracalla in 216 A.D. This building is among the most monumental and imposing archeological complexes of the entire Imperial epoch. Surviving busts of Caracalla portray a scowling and determined man capable of great evil. Indeed, he killed his younger brother to secure his throne. Carry on inside the Maximus Circus. This grand stadium was a chariot racetrack in Rome first constructed in the 6th century A.D. The Circus was also used for other public events such as the Roman Games and gladiator fights and was last used for chariot races in the 6th century A.D. Located in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, is the oldest and largest public space in Rome and legend says that the Circus was originally laid out in the 6th century A.C. by the first Roman kings, although, it first took on its distinctive shape under Julius Caesar. Its principal function was as a chariot racetrack and host of the Roman Games (Ludi Romani) which honoured Jupiter. Other events hosted at the site included wild animal hunts, public executions and gladiator fights, some of which were exotically spectacular in the extreme. Terminated this part of the tour, your guide will lead you up to one of the seven hills of Rome, Aventine Hill. The Aventine hill is best known to visitors for its magnificent views over the city, but there are also some interesting sights, including several churches and a couple of gardens. According to the myth of Rome's foundation, Romulus wanted to found a new city on the Palatine Hill, while his twin brother Remus preferred the Aventine. This disagreement led to a fight in which Romulus killed his brother. As a result the city of Rome was founded on the Palatine, while for centuries the Aventine remained outside the city limits. The hill remained outside the city walls until the end of the fourth century BC, when the Servian Wall was built around Rome. There are however plenty of churches on the Aventine, the most notable being Santa Sabina. This basilica was built in the fifth century on the summit of the hill, on the site of the former house of the Roman martyr Sabina. The interior of the church resembles that of a Roman basilica and contains three naves. Then we will move to the famous keyhole which, the St. Peters Basilica can bee seen from this tiny hole but, the most lovely view of this, is the St. Peters Dome which is perfectly centred in to the keyhole. At last, your will be able to admire the wonderful and unique view over Rome from the Orange Garden Terrace.


Inclusions

Professional guide, Guaranteed to skip the long lines, Small-group tour (maximum of 13 guests)


Exclusions

Entrance fees will be paid directly to your guide in cash only. 15EUR/person (age 10 and over), 3EUR/person (age 6-10), Food and drinks, Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Public transportation costs, Entry/Admission - Terme di Caracalla


Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, Not wheelchair accessible, Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, May be operated by a multi-lingual guide, All guests must have proper identification, including children, Stroller accessible, Near public transportation, Most travelers can participate, This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund, This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers


Others

Location : Rome, Italy
City : Rome
Country : Italy
Departure Time : 10am
Departure Point : Central Rome
Return Details : The tour will terminates at the Aventine Hill unless stated differently from your guide at the beginning of the tour.
Voucher Requirements : You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Voucher Option : VOUCHER_E
Duration : 3 hours


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