15. November 2016

City sightseeing tours in Rome – Prices, places and recommendations

Guided City tours in Rome: Rome is a great city to be explored by foot. The historic center is not very big, so you can get around without using the public transport system. To find the hidden corners of the city and to learn about the history and life in Rome, you should consider a guided tour. It allows you to experience the Italian capital first hand and from the perspective of a local. Insider tips are inclusive! City tours are offered for example in Italian or English.

Guided city tours in Rome: What can I see on a city tour in Rome?

1. English guided city tour through ancient Rome

There are many guided tours that take you to the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill and the Forum Romanum. These places are the highlights if you want to get an impression of ancient Rome. The Colosseum was built between 70 and 80 AD and was one of the most important amphitheaters of the Roman period.

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Just next to the Colosseum is the Palatine Hill on which, according to the tradition, Rome was founded. It is one of seven hills in Rome and the Forum Romanum is found at its bottom.

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To learn more about these ancient sites and the ruins, it is best to participate in a guided tour and to have someone who knows the place. Most of the visits to the Colosseum are offered in English language. Finally, another advantage of a guided tour is that you don’t have to wait in line for hours to enter the Colosseum.

2. Guided city tours through the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican is one of the most popular tourist spots in Rome. Visitors are magically drawn to St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

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Many artists are immortalized in the basilica and the Vatican Museum shows works of important Italian artists such as Raphael, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and of course Michelangelo.

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A guided tour explains the artworks and allows you to go pass many waiting lines. Tours are offered in German as well.

3. Rome by night: guided city tours at sunset in Rome

There are city tours with a guide that take you through Rome at sunset. Especially in midsummer it is very pleasant to participate in a city tour in the evening hours to avoid the sun’s heat. Moreover, Rome has a very special charm by night.

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Guided tours take you to Roman monuments such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Stairs. Most are offered in English language. Many tours include a small break to try some ice cream. “Gelato” as the Romans say can be found at almost every street corner and sometimes the break gets longer when you have to choose among 80 different flavors!

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