• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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The Colosseum and Roman Forum are rarely left off any first-time visitor’s Rome itinerary, but Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia — excavated residences once inhabited by Emperor Augustus and only opened to visitors in 2015 — are two attractions still relatively unknown to the general public. This 3.5-hour, small-group tour combines a private visit to these exquisitely well-preserved sites, as well as skip-the-line tours of the Roman Forum and Colosseum.


  • 3.5-hour tour of Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia, Roman Forum, and Colosseum
  • Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to all attractions
  • Learn about the origins of Ancient Rome at the Roman Forum
  • Visit an area of Palatine Hill that's reserved just for your group
  • See impeccably well-preserved frescoes on a private tour of Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia
  • Guided visit of the Colosseum's first and second tiers
  • Small-group tour limited to just 15 people ensures you stay in eye- and earshot of the guide at all times

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Casa di Augusto, Casa di Livia and Colosseum Tour in Rome

House of Augustus

Customer Reviews

ShelleBelle007 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing and I could not recommend it enough. Loved our guide Luigi! He was amazing and informative and I would go on this tour again next time I travel to Rome.

eve Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Its awsome. Its a rainy and stormy day which made it quite tricky for the tour, but our guide Lauren is awsome. She kept telling the history on the way and also found the way to skip puddle. Shes very knowledgeable to tell us stories and details of the colosseum and also the history alongside. Highly recommend to join tour for colosseum unless you have full background of Roman history. The only regret is not enough time to take pictures. It would be good if you can go back the same area the next day and you can take as many as pictures you want. One day is not enough be there since many attractions around. Awsome tour and thanks to Lauren.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Went here a year ago sorry about the late review but better late than never. We actually visited the house that the first emperor and his family lived in for the first twenty years of his reign. Tile work, frescos and brick work still remain amazing.

Colosseum just the word exclusively moves anyone. YES it is still magnificent a must see for anyone that is into Rome, I can still remember our guide she was an archaeology student in her last year of university. She was very good bottom line this was a great tour, leisurely but with substance. A great tour.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Although we weren't able to go into Casa di Augusto and Casa di Livia due to renovation closure, the tour was fabulous and the tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and attentive.

Nancy E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wonderful guide. Excellent experience.

Giovanni D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Excellent Time!

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Marta was fabulous glide. Extremely good on facts and interesting sidelights that revealed the real Rome at the time of the Caesars

Stormie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great tour. There was so much history in this whole area that I would not recommend going without a tour guide. You would miss so much and I know that I appreciated everything I was seeing more because I got the history behind it. Also, anytime there was a line we walked right through which was nice. The emperor's residences we went to were amazing and so interesting. Our tour guide, Allesia I think I'm spelling that wrong, was so great. She was very knowledgeable and had a lot of great information. There is so much history packed in this tour that the amount of information can be overwhelming. It was incredibly hot when we went in August. I would recommend wearing shoes you don't mind getting dusty and bring a lot of water, at least 2 bottles per person.

Nancy A G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our Guide Valentina was very knowledgable and accommodating. We truly enjoyed the colosseum tour. Don't miss this one. we had a private tour into the house of Augusto... Amazing! The forum and city center brought you back in time. took a lot of pictures to remember the day.

Mike V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Just had the best tour possible. We had the most amazing guide who made life in about 100 ad come to life. I unfortunately cannot remember his name but he was American and was an archaeologist and just so well informed. We walked around the Colosseum and surrounds for about four hours in which he really took us back in time. We were so lucky to have had him as our guide.

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