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Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)
Rome’s Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)—a massive arena for chariot races, games, religious ceremonies, and civic events—was the largest stadium in the Roman Empire. A major restoration in 2016 yielded a spruced-up archaeological site comprising arched walkways, ancient shops, a newly excavated cobbled road, and the Circus track’s oblong outline and starting gates.

The Basics
Measuring more than 2,000 feet (610 meters) long and 387 feet (188 meters) wide, and capable of holding an audience of 150,000, the Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) was built on the plain between Aventine Hill and Palatine Hill in the sixth century BC. Five centuries later, Julius Caesar gave the venue its distinctive shape—especially suited to chariot racing. The stadium was enlarged repeatedly over the next several centuries, and Emperor Trajan completely rebuilt it in the early second century. Its last recorded use dates from the sixth century, after which the site fell into disuse and became a public park.

Today, as one of the most important sites dating from imperial Rome in Italy’s capital, the Circus Maximus is best visited as part of an Ancient Rome guided tour, which also includes skip-the-line access to the underground chambers and arena inside the Colosseum and the ruins of the Roman Forum. You can combine private Circus Maximus visits with an Aventine Keyhole tour, for the iconic view of St. Peter’s Basilica through the famous garden door.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Circus Maximus is a must-see for ancient history and architecture buffs, and all first-time visitors to Rome. Older children especially enjoy visiting this huge Roman circus and imagining it filled with thousands of cheering Roman spectators.
  • Circus Maximus and combo tours are mostly outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. A hat and sunblock are particularly important in summer.
  • The Circus Maximus is accessible to wheelchair users except for the Torre della Moletta (a watchtower located on the site dating from the Middle Ages) and the highest perimeter terrace.

How to Get There
The Circus Maximus is located between Via dei Cerchi and Via del Circo Massimo in central Rome. Take the metro’s Line B to Circo Massimo station, located directly in front of the archaeological site.

When to Get There
The Circus Maximus is open from Tuesday to Friday for guided tours, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm to the general public. As it’s an outdoor archaeological site, try to visit on clear days when the temperature is mild.

The Egyptian Flaminio Obelisk
The towering Flaminio Obelisk (Obelisco Flaminio) in the center of Rome’s Piazza del Popolo was built in Egypt in the 13th century BC. Emperor Augustus had it brought to Rome in 10 AD and placed as part of the central barrier in the Circus Maximus. Pope Sixtus V moved it to its current location in 1587.
Address: Via del Circo Massimo, Rome, Province of Rome 00186, Italy
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Rome in a Day Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

Rome in a Day Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

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Our Rome in A Day for Cruisers is a shore excursion from Civitavecchia designed to cover the beautiful city of Rome's most significant ancient Roman monuments (such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum and the Pantheon), famous piazzas (Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps), the magnificent St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You will find your professional English speaking driver at the pier in front of your ship at 7:30 AM sharp and will return you back to the port at approximately 5:00 PM.
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  • 9 hours
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Half-Day Small-Group Imperial Highlights Tour in Rome

Half-Day Small-Group Imperial Highlights Tour in Rome

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See the main sights of the Roman Empire on this tour that introduces you to the iconic landmarks of the Roman Forum and Colosseum, as well as Palatine Hill, where you can look out at Circus Maximus. Try to imagine life in the ancient days of Rome as you explore the amphitheater where gladiator battles once took place and walk the paths once tread by Roman emperors, listening to stories from a knowledgeable guide along the way. Please note that entrance fees are not included in this tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome in the Morning PRIVATE e-Bike Tour

Rome in the Morning PRIVATE e-Bike Tour

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Visiting Rome in the morning is a suggestive experience, with less traffic you can easily admire the monuments and history of the Eternal city. Visit the city center on an e-bike! The tour is suitable for everyone, because there are no hills and an electronic assisted function. Discover not only one of the most famous streets in the world, the Roman forums, but also alleys and hidden squares that surround it. Explore the small but still evocative cracks, rich in monuments, majestic fountains, churches and ancient buildings that make the city unique. During the e-bike tour we will also see some places reconstructed in the ancient setting in 3D. You will see virtual reality reconstructions of the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum like never before, always with your guide next to you, who will inform you about everything you really see with 3D viewers. Explore the city as it was 2000 years ago! Summer will be an early departure to appreciate the city even more in its tranquility
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$116.25
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$116.25
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Private Rome Tour (3hrs) with a driver-guide

Private Rome Tour (3hrs) with a driver-guide

Make the most of your time in Rome on this private tour with a driver. Depart from your hotel in a private minivan and travel with your driver-guide through the city. Learn about Rome’s history as you drive past sights that include the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Trevi Fountain. Choose when you want to get out of the car to take pictures.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Rome Port to Rome and Vatican City

Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Rome Port to Rome and Vatican City

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This private shore excursion to Rome is to take you on a journey through the history and art, for you to admire Rome and it is beauty at your comfort with english speaking driver and official guide inside the Vatican City  ,including skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums After picking you up at Pier with English speaking Driver  we will take you to the main sights of Rome such as the Pantheon, Colosseum from Outside , Trevi Fountain , Spanish square ,Palatine Hill ,Vatican Museum ,Sistine chapel and St.Peter Basilica
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  • 9 hours
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$517.71
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Rome for First-Timers Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Rome for First-Timers Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

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Spend a fun-filled day exploring the best of Rome with this private 9-hour shore excursion from Civitavecchia. Enjoy round-trip transport from the port into Rome, where you'll see the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, the Colosseum and much more.
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  • 9 hours
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$374.50
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Visit the most iconic sites of Rome at your own pace with a private driver at your disposal! This is the best service for first time visitors but also for experienced lovers of the Eternal City, as it is highly customizable. We will arrange pickup and drop-off at your desired location and customize the service in order to meet your preferences. We have designed this tour in order for you to see and learn as much as possible in one day. You will visit the main spots of the area such as * The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica * The Colosseum * The Roman Forum * Trevi Fountain * Piazza Navona and the Spanish steps. Should you wish instead to discover a lesser known side of the town, our local drivers will be more than happy to arrange a custom service for you and guide you to the hidden gems of the capital. At the end of this full day experience your driver will take you back to your accommodation. We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$435.79
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The majesty of ruins in Rome: from the Baths of Caracalla to Ponte Rotto

The majesty of ruins in Rome: from the Baths of Caracalla to Ponte Rotto

Many artists and architects through the centuries, fell under the silent, timeless fascination of Roman ancient ruins; some of them are still amazingly eloquent and allow you to feel the vibration of the spaces they used to be. A private guided tour will lead you to discover the astonishing remains of the Baths of Caracalla, one of the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, then the massive traces of Circus Maximus, an enormous arena meant for horse races and now hosting premium musical and sportive events. Close by, an ancient church will disclose on e of its treasures: the Mouth of Truth, an iconic graven mask which seems to be able to spot lies... At the end of it all, surrounded by these stately witnesses of the past, you will enjoy the freshest of Roman delicacies: grattachecca, an ice granita with a wide range of delicious flavors.
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  • 4 hours
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Ancient Rome Segway Tour

Ancient Rome Segway Tour

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Retrace the path of ancient Rome's victorious generals on a 3-hour Segway tour of the legendary Road of Triumphs. Follow the route that Roman armies and their leaders used to re-enter the Eternal City after a conquest, passing by iconic monuments like the Gate of Triumphs, Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Hear tales from Rome’s military history as you zip through the city streets with ease.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Rome in a Day Segway Tour

Rome in a Day Segway Tour

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Make the most of your time in Rome with a full-day Segway tour that allows you to experience more of the Eternal City. After a lesson on riding the Segway, set out to see monuments of ancient Rome including the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) and Circus Maximus. Admire the Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and much more, traveling in a small group with a maximum of six participants for a more personalized tour. Your guide shares the history and culture of Rome, providing a comprehensive overview of the city.
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  • 9 hours
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Ancient Rome: Hidden in Plain Sight, see areas that most people don't visit

Ancient Rome: Hidden in Plain Sight, see areas that most people don't visit

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Designed for travelers who have already ticked off the main imperial-era attractions, this in-depth walking tour covers Rome's under-the-radar ancient sites. Get off the tourist track and discover details that most people miss near the Circus Maximus, Piramide, and Testaccio. Small-group tours are capped at only 6 participants, guaranteeing an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Gleaming Italian Classic Car Tour in half day discovering The Best of Rome

Gleaming Italian Classic Car Tour in half day discovering The Best of Rome

Auto enthusiasts and traditional sightseers alike will enjoy a 3-hour tour of Rome in a classic car.  Choose a retro model of a Fiat 500/600, Volkswagen Maggiolino, or Spider and let the good times roll. You can drive the car or let a private driver chauffeur you. The comprehensive route takes you past the Circus Maximus, San Sebastian Gate, and much more.  Pause at picturesque spots for photo opportunities.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Rome in 2 full days tour

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Rome in 2 full days tour

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Discover the best that the “Eternal City” has to offer on this 2-day private tour. Visit all of the city’s key landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Circus Maximus, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, and more. Learn about the city’s ancient history from your tour guide as you walk around the picturesque streets of Rome.
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  • 14 hours
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Explore the Ancient Rome with the Virtual Reality Goggles

Explore the Ancient Rome with the Virtual Reality Goggles

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We will explore the oldest part of Rome by using the VR goggles and you will be the only able to see how the ancient ruins looked like. Imagine to travel back in time and be at the Circus Maximus, the largest Hyppodrome of the World or walk outside the Colosseum surrounded by Arches of triumph and colossal statues. I will show you Rome as it was and we will talk about battles of Gladiators, emperors assasinated and charriots races while using my professional VR equipment. I have a master in history, the tour guide license and i like to talk, so, get ready, as I will give you plenty of stories and facts about my city!
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  • 2 hours
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4-Hour Rome's Highlights by Vespa Scooter Private Tour

4-Hour Rome's Highlights by Vespa Scooter Private Tour

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When in Rome, travel as the Romans do—on a classic Vespa scooter! Zip around Rome’s palazzos and piazzas on a private Vespa tour, and spot iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus. Hop off along the way to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, soak up the atmosphere in Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia, or snap a photo sitting on the famous Spanish Steps. Best of all, your private tour is fully customizable so you can choose to visit the sights that interest you most.
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  • 4 hours
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7 Wonders of Ancient with Driver Rome Private Tour from your Hotel in Rome

7 Wonders of Ancient with Driver Rome Private Tour from your Hotel in Rome

Experience living history and explore the Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, generals, and gladiators on this exciting day tour from Rome. Rome was the last of the greatest ancient civilizations that had the most profound impact on today’s architecture, engineering, politics, and entertainment among many others, leaving behind iconic monuments testament to Roman awe-inspiring achievements. You will be driven by your own personal English speaking Driver inside a comfortable deluxe vehicle as you travel back through distant history and venture through Ancient Rome’s unforgettable ancient wonders: Coliseum, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, Via Appia, Park of the Acqueducts, Pantheon, and Trajan’s Forum. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide.
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  • 8 hours
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$632.50
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7 Wonders of Ancient Rome with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

7 Wonders of Ancient Rome with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

Experience living history and explore the Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, generals, and gladiators on this exciting day tour from Rome. Rome was the last of the greatest ancient civilizations that had the most profound impact on today’s architecture, engineering, politics, and entertainment among many others, leaving behind iconic monuments testament to Roman awe-inspiring achievements. You will be driven by your own personal English speaking Driver inside a comfortable deluxe vehicle as you travel back through distant history and venture through Ancient Rome’s unforgettable ancient wonders: Coliseum, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, Via Appia, Park of the Acqueducts, Pantheon, and Trajan’s Forum. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide.
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  • 9 hours
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Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine hill Skip the Lines Tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine hill Skip the Lines Tour

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Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a private guide on this walking tour of Rome’s main attractions from the city’s ancient era. As you wander through the amphitheater and around archaeological ruins, you’ll hear stories about the gladiators, senators, and emperors who once lived here.
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  • 3 hours
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$191.42
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Ciao Roma Private Tour! Your Fun Family Introduction to Rome

Ciao Roma Private Tour! Your Fun Family Introduction to Rome

First time in Rome and want to know where the best places are to take your kids? Where to get the most delicious gelato or how to skip the line at the Colosseum? Your private host can tell you all. Let a local advise you on all these. On this private tour you and your kids can get all the answers and insights you need from your favorite local. While doing so, you can wander past the magnificent Circo Massimo, see the Orange Garden for an amazing city view and finish at the best local café in Trastevere. Along the route, your kids can enjoy games and quizzes, and a treasure hunt. There’s also a choice of special tasty treats: an authentic Italian cookie that the kids love or some delicious fresh fruit. How about a delightful family photo with the fabulous Roman skyline in the background? Your kids can also feed the birds, you can enjoy the view and everyone can make wonderful memories that last a lifetime. These and some more only in this private tour in Rome for you and your family.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.36
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Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Save money while experiencing all that Rome has to offer with the Rome Experience Pass. This flexible multi-attraction pass includes skip-the-line admission to attractions such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums, as well as the entrance to the light show at the Roman Forum, and much more. Simply purchase a pass (valid for 90 days) for the number of attractions you want to visit.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$113.85
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$418.20
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Rome with Expert Tour Guide and Driver Skip-The-Line Tickets and Lunch Included

Rome with Expert Tour Guide and Driver Skip-The-Line Tickets and Lunch Included

Visit the highlights of Rome in one memorable Memorable Fullday, with Driver and Expert Tour Guide, and see aspects of: • Ancient, Monumental and Baroque Rome • Vatican City • Lunch (included) in a tipical Rome restaurant. Pickup and dropoff will be at your accommodation in Rome. Private or Shared Tour available options Included in Private option: • Skip-The-Line Tickets Colosseum • Skip-The-Line Tickets Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel • Skip-The-Line Entrance St Peter Basilica (when open) Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides • Welcoming comfortable air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal Vehicles
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  • 7 hours
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$179.76
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Rome 3-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Rome 3-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Combine cycling and sightseeing on this action-packed 3-hour of Rome! Pedal around Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona and the old Jewish Ghetto; marvel over Ancient Roman monuments like the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum; and check off iconic landmarks like Campo dei Fiori and the Pantheon. Hop off along the way to take photos or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.94
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Rome by Night Vespa Tour

Rome by Night Vespa Tour

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Explore Rome on a thrilling and comprehensive tour of the city by night. Your guide picks you up at your hotel and you climb on the back of a vintage Vespa for a memorable, private tour of the city’s top sights. Avoid the crowds surrounding landmarks during the day and see hidden marvels and you explore well-known sights like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Aventine Hill as well as secret nooks and crannies only a local can show you.
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  • 3 hours
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$149.80
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