Ancient Rome: The Dawn & Decline of an Empire
This tour covers the major monuments of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Hill to the Coliseum. Through the topography of the city, the monumental ruins and the historical texts, we can trace the history of the little village founded by Romulus that grew into an Empire. This tour also takes a very intense look at how the titanic Roman machine, thought too big to fail, toppled and collapsed, only to be resuscitated by Christianity.
This tour can be customized and enhanced – with visits to the Palatine Hill, San Clemente, the underground area of the Coliseum or the Capitoline Museums. For a full day, one could add Ostia Antica in the afternoon, or Museo Nazionale Romano or the Baths of Caracalla.