"The time passed quickly as we walked through the sites. Having Ettore as our guide felt like we had with us a very engaging, knowledgeable and animated Italian friend; the tour felt less like a lecture and more like having a conversation with a long-winded and funny mate. From time to time, as he told us of the history and significance of the sites, he would throw in bits and pieces concerning information gleaned from geology, recent findings, present-day politics, and movies. The three hours flew by and we said good-bye to our guide with great satisfaction and contentment that we had made a right decision to not only take a guided tour of the Colosseum and Forum but that we had chosen well with Presto tours. Highly recommended!" AMN K Seattle, Washington
The hallowed grounds of the Colosseum & Ancient Rome await your visit! On this Colosseum tour, travel back in time and lavish in first-hand encounters with Roman sculptures, architecture and culture. Discover for yourself the legends behind Romulus and Remus and the beloved Julius Caesar. Find out more about the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD and the infamous earthquakes that shook the Colosseum’s foundation. When the Colosseum was built, how many entrances were there? Who were the Vestal Virgins?
On this walking tour, prepare to be inundated by the political history, revolutionary architecture and vivacious culture of Rome. Retrace the footsteps of Ancient Romans as we stroll along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) and step into the once-bustling hub of city, the Roman Forum. Discover ancient rituals and traditions surrounding gladiatorial games, Roman food, family structure and the Senate. Delve into the geographical layout of the city: The Seven Hills of Rome, the Colosseum and its surrounding buildings, marshes and hydraulic engineering. Explore the lives of emperors and see how Julius Caesar was deified by the Romans. In 2007, an underground grotto believed to have been worshipped by ancient Romans as the place where a wolf nursed the city's legendary founder Romulus and his twin brother Remus has been unearthed in the Palatine Hill.