Visit the cradle of Ancient Rome and learn about history and legends of the foundation of the Eternal City

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  • 2Hour
  • 7 days a week
  • 10+Famous Sites Visited
  • 15 peopleMax Size for 1 Group
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  • Duration : Approximately 2 hours
  • When : Everyday at 10.30am

Take this pleasant walking tour to discover Rome and its origins. Through a relaxing afternoon walk, you will hear stories and legends about the city since the dawn, like the story of Romulus and Remus, the twins fed by a she-wolf. You will see the Bocca della Verità, the famous musk that bites the mouth of liers and visit places perfectly preserved, such as the Temple of Hercules , the Temple of Portunus , theArch of Janus; to finish at the biggest place for outdoor games: the Circus Maximus where many chariot rases took place at the time of Roman Kings.

The tour will start at Tiberine Island, where you discover why the unique Roman island hass the shape of a ship. Then you continue towards the places that in the first centuries b,C, were the areas where merchants and sheperds from the surrounding hills and inland territories gathered to trade first and then they merged into a brand new community sharing temples and political institutions. If you are fond of Roman history, this could be your first step to the discovery of eternal city, starting from its origins.

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Sites Visited

    • Tiber Island, a small island,
    • boat-shaped, in the southern
    • bend of the river Tiber
    • Forum Holitorium, was the vegetable sellers market
    • Temple of Portunus, located
    • in the ancient Furum Boarium,
    • the cattle market of ancient Rome
    • Mouth of Truth, marble mask. Stick your hand in its mouth to know if your telling the truth!
    • San Giorgio in Velabro, according to the legend the Roman history began from here: this is supposed to be the place where the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus
    • Circus Maximus: the largest stadium in ancient Rome, for chariot racing

Tips & recommendations

  • In hot days of Summer wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Do not forget also to bring camera to take pictures of the great sites you will see

  • Shoulders and kness should be covered when entering churches

  • Bring a bottle of water with you that you can refill from the beautiful and fresh fountains of Rome with great drinkable water

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