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Best Tours to do in Rome, Italy - Roma (Part 1)

5 tours to do in Rome, Italy

Rome is a wonderful city full of rich and ancient history. Wandering around just looking is fine, but a tour that explains the context of the historical sites and buildings will add so much more to your pleasure.

1. To see the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica, it is best to take a small group walking tour and if you book ahead, you can jump the inevitable queue. Twenty people is the maximum number in a small group tour, which allows the guide to give personal attention to each member of the group. The small group tour will take you into Vatican tours in Italythe Vatican Museums where you will see some of the world’s greatest and most renowned works of art and in St Peter's Basilica you will see Michelangelo's masterpiece, La Pieta.

2. One of the most popular of the small group walking tours is the tour of the Coliseum and Palatine Hill. It’s a tour of Ancient Rome that lasts for three hours and takes in several major sites. The tour generally begins atop the Colle Oppio which offers a fantastic panoramic of Rome’s mighty Coliseum. Following the overview, you will then skip the queues and enter the Coliseum and hear about its bloody history, when gladiators fought for their lives. To recover from the blood and gore there is usually a brief stop at the Arch of Constantine before going to Palatine Hill, which is the most famous of Rome’s Seven Hills. From the hill you can see the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus, home of the famous chariot races.

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