Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

Welcome to the largest and most important archaeological site of Ancient Rome: i the Imperial Fora, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. This tour is based on the real essence of the Roman Empire and will allow you to explore its political, economic, religious, and administrative centre. From the 6th century BC onwards, it has always been the place where the future of Rome was decided. Luxury goods arrived in here from every single region of the empire and it’s also where all the main ceremonies were held. Basically the power of Rome was here!

The tour will start at the largest of the Imperial Fora: Trajan’s Forum,which was mostly famous for its majestic masterpiece of the Roman engineering: Trajan’s Column. We will then move to Caesar’s Forum to admire the remainings of the Temple of Venus Genitrix, as well as porticoes and shops that are still well preserved nowadays. It’s then time to enter the Roman Forum, the heart of the empire. In this large place we will find a wide variety of monuments like the Senate, the ruins of the Julian Basilica, the Temple of Saturn, the Temple of the Dioscuri, the Temple of Vesta, and the House of the Vestal Virgins, the priestesses of goddess Vesta who were in charge of keeping the sacred fire of Rome alive, as well as many other fascinating buildings.

After the Arch of Titus, we will then take you to the Palatine Hill, where according to an ancient legend Romulus, the first king of Rome, founded the city in 753 BC. All the imperial palaces where built here after Augustus, and it also contained important shrines like the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Magna Mater. From the very top of the hill we can have breath-taking panoramic views of the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus, which was a huge hippodrome that could hold up until 200.000 spectators and was used until the 6th century AD.

Start typing and press Enter to search

Shopping Cart