Sunday, October 15, 2017 9:00 am-Noon
Attendees will travel by bus from the Parco dei Principi hotel to the Circo Massimo. You will admire the biggest sports venue of the Roman Empire, where Romans used to regularly organize the infamous chariot races. The tour will continue towards the ancient area of Foro Boario close to the river Tiber, passing near the temples of Hercules and Porto and the famous Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth). During the Middle Ages people believed that the Mouth could cut the hand of liars who put their hand inside it! You will then reach a part of the ancient Jewish area where you can still see today the Portico d’Ottavia and of the Marcello Theatre. You will then climb the sloping stairs designed by Michelangelo to reach the Campidoglio hill, headquarters of the Roman municipality and, from one of the terraces there, you will admire the gorgeous view of the Foro Romano’s ruins. The tour will continue on Via dei Fori Imperiali, great connecting avenue, wanted and built by Mussolini in order to link Palazzo Venezia (at that time headquarters of Fascism’ Great Council) and the Colosseum. The avenue at present is closed to the traffic and it is considered one of the most beautiful places worldwide, because it represents centuries of history. Walking through Via dei Fori Imperiali you will see the site of the monumental squares built by the several Roman Emperors along the centuries. The tour will end at the Colosseum (only external visit), famous for the gladiators’ and hunts’ games. The tour concludes with a glass of Prosecco near the Colosseum and then back to the hotel.
Fare per person per each tour 85 EUROS including:
– Transfer by bus form the hotel and return
– English speaking guide
– Radio system