In July of 64 A. D. about 70 percent of Rome was destroyed by a large fire.
Perhaps the most powerful empire in the history of the world, Ancient Rome came to control over Western Europe and the Mediterranean as early as the 10th century BC. Through often violent conquest and social integration, Ancient Rome offered a collective sense of security to several provincial kingdoms throughout the land. As a result, the practicality and essence of Rome evolved into grounds for worship and devotion to paganism. To this day, the influence of Ancient Rome is deep.
The Ancient Roman developments of war, law, literature, art, architecture, technology and language have a significant impact on today's society. The Ancient Modern Rome Tour integrates Ancient Rome with Modern Rome, examining the relevance that Ancient Rome has on 21st century Rome, the importance of existing Ancient Roman sites and monuments, and how they are celebrated today. Some highlights of this tour include Circus Maximus, Piramide Cestia, the Aurelian Walls, Aventine Hill, Testacchio, Museo Centrale Montemartini and La Garbatella. An utterly enlightening itinerary, you will experience Rome through a whole new perspective.