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Ancient Rome and Vatican



Ancient Rome and Vatican

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Skip the Line Full Day Ancient and Vatican Small Group Tour - All Year Round
Overview
Spend the day in the company of pope and emperors on a 6-hour tour of the Vatican City and Ancient Rome. Spend the morning at the main attractions of the imperial city, including the Colosseum. Then, discover the highlights of the Vatican Museums.
Description
Travel back to the days of emperors and popes, and see the highlights of the papal collections on a 2-part, 6-hour tour of Rome.
Start your full-day tour at the Arch of Constantine, and journey through Ancient Rome as you travel back to the days of the Roman Republic. Explore the vast Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) to experience up-close the greatest arena the Romans built. Your guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for the delight of Roman citizens.
Then, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum. Learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. Learn the story of the Tabularium. Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a building in Piazza di Pietra, where you can see the original Roman street level below ground.
End your morning tour at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all gods. Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27BC, its massive interior and inlaid marble floors is home to a burial site since the Renaissance times, where the tombs of Raphael and the kings of Italy can be found.
Following a break for lunch, go to the Vatican Museums to discover the world’s most precious art collection. Skip the long lines to enter the museums, and tour in a group of no more than 12 people for a more intimate experience. Collected by popes over many centuries, the collection includes works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini.
See Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Go to the Octagonal Courtyard to look at the Belvedere Apollo statue. Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps.
Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s “La Pieta” beneath the dome of the world’s largest church.
Highlights
• Skip the long lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
• Learn the history of the Imperial Forum as you walk past the ruins of ancient temples
• Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael in the Vatican Museums
• See the original street level of Ancient Rome in Piazza Pietra
• Discover ancient maps of the world in the Gallery of Maps
• Reflect in silence at Michelangelo's genius in the Sistine Chapel
• Enter the papal chambers painted for Julius II by Raphael
• Stand beneath the dome of one of the world's great cathedrals
• Admire the well-preserved Pantheon and see some of its tombs of great men
Meeting point
In the morning time all year round Arch of Costantine, Palatine/Roman Forum side.
In afternoon time between 25th October to 31st March, At the Costantine Arch and summer time between 1st April to 24th October at Piazza della Rotonda beside the Pantheon
Starting time
French at 9 am German and English at 9:30 am

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