5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour

Explore Rome's Imperial Roman history in style on a private walking tour with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of ancient Rome's historic highlights. You'll come away with a full understanding of ancient Rome, from its origins to the collapse of the Roman Empire.


  • Private walking tour of Rome's ancient Roman highlights
  • Private guided tour of the Colosseum
  • Private guided tour of the Roman Forum, in particular the Palatine Hill
  • Choice of morning, afternoon or evening three-hour tours
  • English-speaking guide specializing in art history
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this special private art tour
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Imperial Rome Art History Walking Tour

Roman Forum

Your private walking tour starts at the Arch of Constantine by the Colosseum. Before entering the famous amphitheater and Forum for a privately guided tour, you will take a closer look at the impressive arch dedicated to Emperor Constantine. Every roman general or emperor who rode in triumph through the Forum along the Via Sacra (the road you will walk along) had to pass under this arch.

Your personalized tour will visit the Colosseum in depth. After this visit you will enter to the Roman Forum where you will walk around the most famous monuments like Titu's Arch. Ascend to the Capitoline Hill where Diocletian built his fantastic Palace, Circus and now a beautiful small museum. Your expert art historian will bring it all back to life!.

This in-depth private tour of Imperial Rome is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wow, what an amazing day. Our guide Luca was incredible, blending archeological research with historical account. Our tour started on Palatine Hill as the Colloseum lines were mixed resulting in long waits even for those with passes. All the better as we explored Palatine Hill at a leisurely pace with very few other tourists. Upon our return to the Colloseum, Luca's experience with the confusing line system resulted in a very short wait for entrance.

Luca's knowledge was expansive and his courtesy for our comfort knew no bounds. A wonderful introduction to Roman history by a guide who is obviously passionate about his work and was able to continue with impeccable English even after my own English brain began to melt in the July heat. Thank you Luca.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Having a private quide massively enhanced out experience in the ancient city. Our guide Luca explained architectural structures and their social functions amongst the ruins. He made the very hot day manageable and enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was great and our tour guide was excellent! Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Luca was extraordinary. Amazing depth of knowledge. His English is excellent. A wonderful guide. The Coliseum part of the tour is awesome. I remember visiting in the early 80's and the Coliseum was in real disrepair. The difference is stunning. Luca pointed out so many cool yet subtle things that would go by unseen if they were not pointed out by a guide.
The Forum part of the tour requires some moderate walking and stair-climbing but is quite doable. A real shame that everyone pillaged this incredible bit of history over the years.
In summary, Luca was great and if you can afford it, this is the only way to see Imperial Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Luca was very kind and knowledgeable. The sites were amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was a wonderful experience. Our guide, Luca, was so knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited and made our tour so very enjoyable. Altogether our tour was so very educational and exceptionally interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a simply wonderful tour!!!!!! Highly recommended - a great guide who was knowledgable, witty and brought the forum to life,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We loved our tour with Isobella. She was very informative and friendly. We were a small group of 6 and we found this to be so much better than traipsing around with a much larger group. One of our group was not feeling the best and Isobella made accommodations for this. Highly recommend a small private tour and Isobella.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

It's not fair to rate the entire tour as advertised. Near the beginning of the tour it poured like Ive never seen before but our tour guide was amazing. She found a way to keep us engaged and informed. We managed to see the Colosseum in and put of the rain, and a few places near by, then guided to a couple of beautiful churches that Im guessing were not on the tour officially, but we were enjoying the tour and information given but our tour guide, the rain was soon forgotten and the day was saved. Everything we saw was amazing and this is thanks to your tour guide. Thank-you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

This was a very special walking tour for our group of 4 and a real highlight of our trip to Italy. Laura was an outstanding, knowledgeable and passionate guide. We would never have seen all of the highlights of Palantine Hill and the forum without her local knowledge and expertise and it's a tour that we will remember forever. We were also able to skip the huge line at the Colosseum which was a bonus. Overall I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who wants a tailored tour with a local expert. Definitely worth it.

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