City tour through Rome
In the Footsteps of the Romans
Day two of our city tour through Rome leads to ancient Rome and the cradle of European civilization. No other city can offer such a variety of interesting attractions and ancient ruins like Rome. With the Roma Pass you purchased the day before, visiting the Colosseum and the Forum Romanum are free.
Day 2 in the morning:
- The day begins right at the Colosseum, the largest Roman amphitheatre and one of the best preserved buildings of antiquity.
- Right next to the Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine which was built by the Senate in A.D. 312 in honour of the Emperor Constantine after his victory against Maxentius.
- Next to the Arch of Constantine is the entrance to the Forum Romanum and ancient Rome.
- Directly connected to the Roman Forum is the Palatine Hill, the noblest Roman hill, on which numerous imperial villas are located and which now houses the Antiquarium. From the Palatine you can look down at the Circus Maximus - an extra visit is currently not worthwhile.
Day 2 in the afternoon:
- After a short break you walk up to the Capitol, the smallest of the Roman hills, and yet one of the most important. Under no circumstances should you miss the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius on Capitol Square and the Capitoline Wolf on the left next to the senator's palace.
- The Capitoline museums in the palaces of the Capitol are also worth visiting.
- The Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli with its famous long-drawn sky stairs in front of the main entrance is situated on the ruins of the Juno Temple.
- Finally you walk to the Piazza Venezia and enjoy from the top of the honorary monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II a magnificent view of the city and the Imperial Forums.
From the Piazza Venezia you can easily reach the narrow streets of the inner city, which are ideal for an evening stroll and dinner.