Largo di Torre Argentina Tours

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A small and relatively unknown archaeological site of ancient Rome, the Largo di Torre Argentina is a square set around the sunken Area Sacra. The remains of four temples built between the 2nd and 4th centuries BC are some of the oldest ruins in the city. What’s left of the Republican-era structures was only just discovered in the 1920s due to construction in the area. The remains of the Theater of Pompey were also found here, said to be the site of Julius Caesar’s assassination.

The four temples are distinguished by letters A, B, C, and D, with temple D being the oldest (it is estimated the columns date back to the 2nd century BC.) They’re off limits to humans — however, the piazza has become somewhat of a cat sanctuary. There are nearly 300 stray cats that stay there, lounging on ancient platforms and strolling among history. The area is maintained by volunteers. Sidewalks surrounding the ruins lead to viewing platforms where visitors are welcome to interact with the cats.

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The square is located on Via di Torre Argentina, just to the west of the Teatro Argentina. Multiple bus lines run to the Largo di Torre Argentina stop. The cat sanctuary can be visited daily from 12 to 6 pm. It is free, though donations are accepted.
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Address: Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy
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Skip the Line: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small-Group Walking Tour Including Pantheon and Piazza Navona

See the best parts of Rome without waiting with a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome. Walk through the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill, once the center of the Roman Empire. Visit the oblong Piazza Navona, once a massive Roman circus. Tour the iconic Colosseum without wasting time in a queue. With a group size of 18 people at most, you'll get just the right amount of attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Rome Highlights and Hidden Gems With a Local

While in Rome, don't get lost in the crowd. Take a private walking tour with a guide who shares local knowledge of the UNESCO-listed Eternal City and its historical highlights. Choose your departure time and create an itinerary to suit your interests, from a closer look at the Colosseum to the best pizzeria in town. Food tastings included.
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Private Walking Tour: The Classical Roman Path of the Gods

Discover some of the classical art highlights of Rome on a private 3-hour walking tour. Accompanied by your own art-historian guide, admire the Piazza Navona and view the classical sculptures displayed at the Palazzo Altemps. Visit the 1st-century Pantheon and finish at the Roman ruins at the Largo di Torre Argentina. This private tour ensures personalized attention and expert commentary tailored to your interests from your private guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Traditional Pasta & Tiramisu Making - VIP Cooking Class

With savory and sweet flavors, pasta and tiramisu count among Italy’s most popular national specialities—but making them the traditional way requires local knowledge. During this hands-on cookery class in Rome, prepare a delicious, home-cooked meal the Italian way. With helpful tips from your professional chef instructor, prepare your ingredients and spin your dough. Enjoy your meal among your fellow cooks accompanied by a refreshing glass of wine.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Tour: Things to Do in Rome and Vatican in Just One Day

Enjoy a bit of royal treatment in Rome and Vatican City with this 6-hour private tour including fast entrance to some of the main sights. Spend the morning seeing the highlights of ancient Rome, such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, Forum and the space where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Visit the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica in the afternoon. Go back in time to the eras of gladiators, emperors and popes. Get valuable insights into this historic city from your knowledgeable guide.
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Full-Day, Small-Group Tour of Rome and the Vatican

Revel in the treasures of Rome and Vatican City on a full-day of exploration led by an expert guide. See remnants of ancient Rome including the legendary Colosseum, the Pantheon and the sprawling Roman Forum while hearing tales of gladiators and emperors, and admire Baroque Italian art at Piazza Navona. In the afternoon, explore holy highlights of Vatican City including the awe-inspiring Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Square. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Skip the Line Rome in a Day Colosseum Vatican and Gems of Rome Private or Semi Private Tour

Make the most of your time in Rome on an action-packed day of exploration with local guides. In the morning, journey back in time on a tour of Imperial Rome’s ancient monuments including the Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum. After a break for lunch, head straight for the highlights of the Vatican Museum’s world-class art collection, gaze up at the Sistine Chapel ceiling and explore the heart of the papacy in St Peter’s Square. Skip the long lines with priority access, and choose from a private or semi-private tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small group: Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island & Trastevere Tour

Large group tours can feel impersonal and rushed. Enjoy a richer experience of Rome’s historic sites on this small-group tour that is limited to eight people. Follow your guide through Rome’s cobblestoned streets to visit the Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, and Trastevere. As you explore each site, your guide provides illuminating historical background to each.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ancient Rome Bike Tour

The magnificent ruins of Ancient Rome are dotted all around the city, but the labyrinth streets and cobbled lanes of the historic center are not always accessible to vehicles. Saddle up for this 3-hour bike tour of Rome instead and tick off top attractions such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, and Capitoline Hill.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Best of Rome and Vatican - Skip all the Lines

Make the most of your time in Rome with this half-day, skip-the-line tour of two of the Eternal City’s most iconic attractions plus a guided visit to the Vatican. Step into a world of emperors and gladiators at the mighty Colosseum, and explore the sprawling ruins of the Roman Forum. After a break for lunch and leisure time, take a guided tour of Vatican City’s cultural treasures including St Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Skip the Line Semi-Private Colosseum and Vatican in a Day

Skip the long lines outside Vatican City and immerse yourself in religious history on this 6-hour tour. Combine a 3-hour tour outlining all the facets of Ancient Rome with a 3-hour tour of the Vatican Museums, including St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Through your guide's informative narrative, imagine what living in Rome was like during the time of emperors, popes and gladiators. In the Vatican Museums, see legendary works of art and holy places visited by millions of pilgrims. This small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Glory of Rome - Afternoon 4 hour Segway Tour

Discover the many historical sights of Rome on a 4-hour Segway tour. With the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside, a Segway is the ideal way to enjoy views of the Eternal City and see the attractions that contribute to its glory, such as the Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo, Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Pass by bustling squares like Piazza Navona, and learn about Rome’s rich history along the way. Limited to just four people, this small-group tour provides a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Roman Views with Electric-Assist bicycle

Discover some of Rome’s most panoramic views on an electric-assist bicycle tour. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll pedal up several of the hills of Rome, including Aventine, Capitoline and Janiculum Palatine. On an electric-assist bicycle the motor does most of the work! See the Circus Maximus, ride through Trastevere and enjoy the beautiful vista from the Janiculum, before heading to the Navona square, the Pantheon and a number of other sights. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to provide more personalized attention.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Trastevere and Rome's Jewish Ghetto Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover a section of Rome’s historical center that many visitors don’t experience, and learn about the history of Jewish Rome on this 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll explore Trastevere, a charming neighborhood of narrow, winding lanes that’s popular for its nightlife, as well as the Jewish Ghetto area, where you’ll see the Synagogue of Rome. Learn much about these interesting districts from an experienced guide with a background in the city’s archaeology and history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Illuminated and Underground Rome Tour: Discover Rome Under the Stars

Experience the enchantment of Rome at night on a leisurely 2-hour walking tour. The city streets offer romance and mystery once the daytime crowds have dispersed and ancient monuments become illuminated in a golden glow. See a different side of legendary landmarks like the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon and more while your guide offers historical insight into the secrets of the Eternal City.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Ancient Rome Reconstructed: Multimedia Tour Inside The Forum

See the ruins of the Roman Forum come to life with a multimedia display of lights, sound, and holographic projections. After an after-hours walk around Caesar’s Forum, you’ll head into the ruins with your guide to hear stories of bygone millennia. Put on your special headset, and watch entranced as ruins are transformed and everyday life in Ancient Rome is played out before your eyes. The full experience lasts 2.5 hours. 
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Private Tour: Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Gems of Rome

Explore the Colosseum and other Roman sights on this private tour that provides an in-depth look at the gems of the Eternal City, from the ancient to baroque eras. Learn about the days of emperors and gladiators as you tour the Colosseum, visit the Roman Forum and the site where Julius Caesar was killed, see the Pantheon, and end at Piazza Navona, one of the city’s prettiest squares. On a private tour, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Afternoon 4-hour segway Tour - Glory of Rome

See the glorious sights of Rome on a 4-hour private Segway tour, which allows you to cover more ground than you would by walking but still be outside to soak up the local atmosphere and views. Starting at Piazza Mattei, glide through Rome’s historical center to check out squares and landmarks like Piazza del Popolo, Castel Sant’Angelo, St Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. You’ll also see the Largo Argentina archaeological ruins. By choosing a private tour, enjoy a more personalized experience with your own guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Secret Rome - Mystery Tour

Learn about a different side of Roman history with this mystery walking tour. Hear ghost stories and visit haunted places, including where Julius Caesar was assassinated. See popular landmarks such as Castel Sant’Angelo and Piazza Venezia as you stroll along Rome’s narrow cobbled streets. This family-friendly tour is a good match for kids.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome with Dutch-Speaking Guide (with optional E-bike)

The 4.5-hour Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome offers you the best panoramic views of the city from the Aventine, the Janiculum and the Capitoline Hill and more. You will see the most important domes and monuments of Rome and enjoy them from a fabulous perspective. As you pedal higher, your legs may become a little weary, but the effort is worth it when you reach the top of a hill and your breath stops at the sight of the beautiful views. The tour route will also take you by Rome’s top sights like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. This small-group Rome bike tour is limited to twelve people.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Authentic Pizza Making In Rome - VIP Cooking Class & Dinner

Learn the secrets of a perfect pizza pie during a small-group cooking class in the heart of Rome. With a range of freshly-prepared ingredients at your fingertips, your chef/guide provides a hands-on learning experience that leaves you with tips and recipes to try at home. Afterwards, sit down with your classmates for a meal of pizza, drinks, and dessert.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Rome Treasure Hunt

Unravel the mysteries of Ancient Rome and discover the city’s best-kept secrets on this fun 3-hour Rome treasure hunt. Team up with friends, family or colleagues or compete against each other as you solve clues, seek out unique landmarks and uncover fascinating facts about Rome. Along the way, see iconic Rome attractions like the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum, and pass by the Trevi Fountain, Campo dei Fiori and the Pantheon. It’s a teamwork challenge that’s both entertaining and educational, and there’s even a prize for the winning team!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Special Combo: Colosseum Guided Tour plus Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

Discover two different sides of the Eternal City when you book this two-for-one, half-day tour of Rome. Begin at the UNESCO-listed Colosseum, where skip-the-line access lets you bypass the crowds. Put on an audio headset so you can hear your guide’s every word, and learn more about this ancient masterpiece. Following a break, find your way to the Spanish Steps and embark on an early-evening walking tour of Rome’s major attractions, from the Trevi Fountain to Piazza Navona.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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