We will start the Colosseum and Imperial Fora tour by visiting the Flavian Amphitheater, one of the most known and amazing tourist destinations in Rome.
The Colosseum construction took more than 10 years to be finished: it started on 72 A.D., under the Emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian and was fully completed during the reign of Domitian (81-96 A.D.)
We will visit the magnificent arena, opened to the public in the 80 A.D., walking through the places of where Roman people had entertainment and fun, and the governors ruled the political power of their propaganda.
We will live again the gladiators’ fight, the naval battles, the hunts and all of the most evocative images of the Imperial and Republican Ages of Rome.
Once took the exit of the Colosseum, we will walk to another famous monument of Rome: the Arch of Constantine.
The Colosseum ad Imperial Fora Tour will continue, after a short break, to the Arch of Constantine.
This wonderful marble arch was built on 315 A.D., to celebrate the Emperor Constantine, who defeated his opponent Maxentius in the battle of Ponte Milvio, establishing the victory of the Christian religion against the paganism.
On the surface of the Arch of Constantine, which is situated in the close nearby of the Colosseum, we will admire the amazing inscriptions and reliefs, which tell the story of the Battle and the biggest war triumphs of Constantine.
Then, once passed the Arch of Constantine, we will continue our guided tour to its last step: the Imperial Fora.
As we said, the Imperial Fora will be the last step of our guided tour.
Before to arrive to them, we will visit the Temple of Venus and Rome, the Basilica of Maxentius and the Forum of Peace, which was built by the Emperor Vespasian to celebrate the success in suppressing the Judaic rebellion. All of these monuments are placed on Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Then, we will finally arrive to one of the most important remains of roman Empire: the Imperial Fora.
We will start this part of the guided tour by visiting the Forum of Nerva, a huge rectangular square with an arcade and a temple dedicated to Minerva.
We will walk through the Forum of Augustus, which represented the political and military fulcrum of the Roman Empire and of the power of gens Iulia, which Augustus belonged.
We will continue the imperial fora tour in the Forum of Trajan, built by Apollodorus of Damascus, originally designed wich a huge equestrian statue of the Emperor, the Basilica Ulpia, two libraries and the Trajan’s Column.
Last stop will be the Forum of Caesar, a rectangular square surrounded by a colonnade and which housed the temple of Venus Genetrix, a picture gallery, the great bronze equestrian statue of Caesar, a statue of Venus and a statue of Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt loved by Caesar himself.