Gianlucatour Ancient Rome Tour is a great way to discover the ancient history of culture and Roman civilization, visiting all the places of the imperial and pre-Christian age, in the city of Rome.
If you like to have a full day in the ancient sites.
- Colosseum (Walking tour 01,00 hour)
- Circus Maximus
- Capitoline Museum (Walking tour 02,00 hours)
- Forum Boarium
- Theater of Marcellus
- Temple of Apollo
- The Portico of Octavia
- The Tiber Island
- Gianos Hill
- Lunch break
- Appian Way
- Cristian Catacombs
Lunch stop at the customer's expense.
Each additional hour to the fee will be charged in Total at a cost of Euro 50.00 per hour.
The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman circus, dedicated to horse racing venue located in Rome. Situated in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine, is remembered as the site of games since the beginning of the history of the city in the valley would have happened the legendary episode of the rape of the Sabines, on the occasion of the games organized by Romulus in honor of the god Consus.
Certainly the vast flat area and its proximity to the landing of the Tiber where the most remote antiquity took place trade, meant that the site constituted from the foundation of the city elective space in which to conduct business and market exchanges with other populations, and - consequently - also the related ritual activities (think Ara maximum of Hercules) and socialization, such as games and competitions.
The Gladiators figures were born as a result of the bloody fanaticism of the Roman people and why they were considered real national heroes.
The gladiators were not real legionaries, but at the beginning of the slaves were reported by imperialist conquests, then entered criminals and finally free men who had some score to settle with the law.
The first show with gladiators probably took place in 264 BC In 105 B.C. games became public.
The number of gladiatorial shows increased enormously during the Empire. The Flavian dynasty, which began with the Emperor Flavius Vespasian built the largest and most famous amphitheater in the world, the Flavian amphitheater, later known as the Colosseum.
In the fourth century, Emperor Constantine I, after having embraced the Christian faith, forbade them. Their popularity became so great that these games continue more or less from time to time despite repeated prohibitions, particularly in cities far from the Emperor and his court (like Rome), where the last gladiatorial shows come to be celebrated in the early Middle Ages .
The fighters could be real professionals, inexperienced new gladiators, convicted (criminals, slaves, convicts, prisoners of war, Christians, and so on), or free men, without distinction of race or sex (the fighting female gladiators, extremely rare, they were always more than required).
Rome was a city of antiquity, whose history as a hegemonic center, politically and culturally, developed along the Tiber River in ancient Latium vetus, it represented the first great metropolis of humanity (so much so that the number of inhabitants of Rome Augustus was achieved only in the early nineteenth century by London), the heart of one of the most important ancient civilizations, which influenced society, culture, language, literature, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, law and customs of the following centuries. Capital of the Republic and the Roman Empire before then, extended its dominion over the whole Mediterranean basin and much of Europe.
The core of the ancient city and was made up of the historic seven hills: Palatino, Aventino, Campidoglio, Quirinale, Viminale, Esquilino and Celio.Roma arose along the left bank of the Tiber River, at the foot of several hills (especially Aventine and Palatine Campidoglio. The Tiber was the natural border between two different cultures that, since the end of the Bronze Age (around 1000 BC), were now opposing even ethnically: culture protolaziale south (the Latium vetus of Latin-Falisci) and protovillanovian the north (Etruria Etruscan).  It was probably not by chance that the villages in the area that were built on the hills around the ford of the Tiber island, soon joined initially around the Palatine Hill; this fact is near to Capitol Hill from strategic military point of view, but is also close to the island itself, good ford between shore Etruscan and Latin. The Palatino was also a great vantage point both towards the Aventine, both towards the Quirinale , on which were allocated the Sabines.
The city, as well as the Tiber, was and is crossed by another river, the Aniene, which flows into the Tiber in the northern territory of today urbano.Il Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman circus dedicated to horse racing, located in Rome. Nestled in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, it is remembered as the site of games since the beginning of the history of the city: in the valley would take place the legendary episode of the rape of the Sabines, on the occasion of the games organized by Romulus in honor of the god Consus.
A very small island, according to some the smallest inhabited the world, emerges from the waters of the River Tiber Roman: the Tiber Island. The island, a little over 300 meters wide and no more than 90, is connected to the banks of the Tiber by two bridges: to Trastevere by the Cestio bridge, with the central arch that dates back to 46 a. C., in the direction of the Ghetto is the bridge Fabricio, built in the 62 a. C., called Four Heads bridge, for the busts that adorn the Roman parapetti.Ha the shape of a ship, hence the legend that the island is located in the place of the submerged boat.
The Capitol, Martius (Sistina), is one of the seven hills on which it was founded Roma.Secondo the legend the first settlement on the hill was founded by the god Saturn, where they were greeted the Greeks led by Hercules. The Capitol had to be inhabited since the Bronze Age, as evidenced by some pottery discovered at the foot of it, and in the area of Sant'Omobono in the excavation at the so-called Roman Garden.
According to the historian Tacitus, the Capitol, as well as the Roman Forum below, were added to the square of Romulus Rome by Titus Tazio.  Other works on the mountain were put in place by the fifth king of Rome, Tarquinio Prisco, who built there the 'triumphal entry.
The Capitol is related the story of the storming of the fortress by the Sabines, led by Titus Tazio, they attacked the Romans, in revenge for the rape of the Sabines. Taken the fortress, thanks to the treachery of Tarpeia, the Sabines, the Romans engaged in a war, which ended only by the intervention of the Sabine women abducted, now wives and mothers of the Romans ....