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Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

1. Colosseum: Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a guided tour of all 3 attractions. Learn all about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, everyday Roman life, and the founding site of the city. After skipping the ticket line, explore the Colosseum as your guide shares its history with your group. See the arena floor from the stands, and imagine the battle scenes with gladiators and wild animals below. Next, visit the Roman Forum to see where the center of Roman social, political, and religious life took place. Home to the old marketplace and Temple of Julius Caesar, it was a grand site at the heart of Roman life. Head up Palatine Hill next, the rumored birthplace of Rome and middle of the 7 hills. Enjoy panoramic views over the city from here, including unforgettable views of the Colosseum and Roman Forum themselves. Travel along the Via Sacra, the road connecting all 3 sites, as your guide paints a picture of Roman life for your group.

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Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

2. Rome: Colosseum with Access to the Gladiator Arena

Walk through the back door of the Colosseum and pass straight onto the arena floor through the gate named after Libitina, the goddess of funerals. Tread where dead gladiators and animals were once carried away. Feel the majesty of ancient Rome beneath your feed as you stroll over the steps of those who fought in gladiatorial combat. Enjoy astonishing 360-degree views of the Colosseum. Look up at ruins that were once filled with thousands of spectators. Snap excellent pictures, as a limited amount of visitors can be there for a given amount of time. Explore the general access area which includes the ground floor, the second tier and a balcony with astonishing views over the Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. Step onto the podium reserved for the most important Romans over the main entrance to the Arena and feel the thrill of the amphitheater. Let your guide paint you a picture of the past with engaging stories and legends.

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Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Organize your sightseeing tour and admire all of Rome's major attractions, including the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Spanish Steps. Enjoy stunning views on board of a comfortable double-decker bus and learn about the city's history as you listen to detailed audio commentaries. Also known as The Eternal City, Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Make the most of your vacation by exploring the city's historic monuments and exciting atmosphere with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Admire the architectural sumptuousness of Rome from the deck of the bus, or hop-off at any of the world-famous attractions, such as the Colosseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Pick from 13 languages and learn about Rome's timeless beauty through the complimentary set of headphones. The pink buses are on the move all day long and will take you to the city’s most important monuments and cultural venues while you are comfortably seated. Hop-on and off at your convenience and reward yourself with marvelous views of Rome you will never forget from one of the single or double-decker buses. A Panoramic ticket includes: Stazione Termini Santa Maria Maggiore Colosseum Archaeological Area Circo Massimo - The Mouth of Truth Piazza Venezia - Shopping Area Vatican City, Sistine Chapel & Castel Sant'Angelo Spanish Steps Piazza Barberini and Trevi Fountain

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Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

4. Rome: 1-Hour Fast-Track Colosseum Tour

Begin your tour at either 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM, or in the afternoon at 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM. Take some beautiful wide angle and panoramic photos of the Colosseum and the surrounding areas before the tour begins. Enjoy fast-track entrance tickets and head straight inside, without wasting time in the ticket lines.   Walk inside the Colosseum and feel the magnitude of where you are. Benefit from access to the Colosseum arena with a beautiful view over the underground level. Explore the ground floor level and up to the second tier as your guide recreates the past with stories of epic battles, bringing to life the walls that surround you. Learn about the types of games and ferocious battles that the Romans enjoyed the most. See where the emperor would be perched, high above the arena floor, ready to decide the fate of another gladiator as he stood before a roaring Roman crowd. Along with providing you with expert knowledge, let your guide point out the best places to capture that perfect picture during your tour, as you tour the circumference of the Colosseum.

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Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Entry Ticket

5. Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Entry Ticket

Did you know that over 500 years ago Leonardo da Vinci designed flying machines, robots, submarines, underwater breathing equipment, the unsupported suspension bridge and machines that work on solar energy? Learn about all of this and more with your ticket to the Leonardo da Vinci Experience. See 50 of his inventions that were built in line with his designs. Try out Da Vinci's machines and understand how his ideas are still utilized today, with digging and lifting equipment, the sewing machine, the bicycle, water skis, the machine gun and many others. Walk into Leonardo's Room of Mirrors and learn how his study of light inspired the invention of photography and projection. Take a photo beside his helicopter or armored tank. Leonardo da Vinci was of course one of the greatest artists ever and he produced numerous masterpieces that are on display in museums all over the world. The Exhibition Gallery gives visitors an opportunity to admire 20 certified reproductions painted by prominent Vatican Museum restoration artists. Admire the 2 versions of the Virgin of the Rocks, the originals of which are located at the Louvre and London’s National Gallery. See the Lady with an Ermine, the painting with which Leonardo revolutionized classical portraiture.

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Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

6. Colosseum: Tour with Ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See 3 iconic Roman attractions in 1 with an express guided tour of the Colosseum and access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore on your own. Skip the ticket line to enter every attraction. Maximize your time at the Colosseum with your guide leading you around the attraction after skipping the ticket line. Gain expert knowledge about the biggest amphitheater in the Roman Empire and the scene of many gladiator battles. Then head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to explore both sites at your own pace. See the home of Rome’s political, social, and religious life at the Forum, with remarkable ruins giving a taste of how things looked. Gain pristine views over the city of Rome from Palatine Hill, the center of Rome’s 7 hills, and an unmissable photo opportunity.

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Colosseum Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour

7. Colosseum Skip-the-Line Self-Guided Virtual Reality Tour

Travel back in time to ancient Rome, when the Colosseum knew its moments of greatest glory. Experience reconstruction of the Colosseum in 3D, integrated with audio commentary. Walk through the square, inside the arena to the roar of ferocious lions and fighting gladiators and along mysterious underground corridors where slaves prepared the shows. After your virtual experience, skip the line to enter the Colosseum. This iconic symbol of Rome was built to accommodate 50,000 to 75,000 spectators. Once you have explored the Colosseum, continue the cultural visit at the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, where Rome was founded.

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Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

8. Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!

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Vatican City: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line

9. Vatican City: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line

Enter into the smallest country in the world as you arrive at Vatican City. Your host will escort you to redeem your ticket passing the long queues outside the Vatican Museum so that you can spend more time inside the fantastic papal collection of art. Visit at your own pace the artistic masterpieces inside this vast museum, which contains 54 galleries and about 7km of art. Discover famous pieces by Caravaggio and Raphael, along with lesser-known achievements, such as the impressive Gallery of Maps and Gallery of the Tapestries. Arrive at the final and most famous room of the Vatican Museums: the Sistine Chapel. Home to Michelangelo’s incredible frescoes, see first-hand the artwork that earned Michelangelo his global legacy as one of the best artists of all time.

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Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Entrance Ticket

10. Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Entrance Ticket

Explore the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with an entrance ticket to a special exhibition dedicated to his studies in the field of engineering at the Palazzo della Cancelleria. Travel through 4 sections to see full-scale reproductions and the only holograms in the world of the artist, inventor and Renaissance man. Get the chance to touch and play with almost all the machines on display, or build your own version of a bridge that Da Vinci invented. Examine his studies about "Water," "Air," "Fire" and "Earth" to build a better picture of his intellect and get up close to his inventions in the fields of science, aviation and the military.

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What people are saying about Lazio

Enjoyed this tour so much. It was the perfect length and balance or guided tour and time to look around on your own. Julio was a brilliant tour guide and so knowledgable. He made the tour and explaining all the history very fun- thank you very much :) would definitely recommend

Really great experience. The self audio tour made it much better. It explained every piece on display. The employees speak English as well. I would definitely recommend this tour. It takes less than an hour to get through the whole museum.

Absolutely amazing tour. Maria was an outstanding host and kept our 10 yr old daughter engaged the entire time. It was so great to not to be in a large tour group; this was just our family with the guide and a very intimate experience.

The exibition is amazing. It is worth the visit. Very very intersting and the exibition is very well put together. I also suggest the audio guide. It has a ton of interesting information.

Anna was an excellent guide. My 6 year old daughter Isabella loved her and the three hours flew away. We all learnt many interesting things and can’t wait to come back!