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Caesar Augustus’ House, Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour – Skip the Line!

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Key Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access to Rome’s top attractions – Palatine Hill, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Privileged access to homes of Caesar Augustus & Livia, which was previously limited to archaeologists only
  • An English speaking, expert guide will accompany you at all times
  • Our local partner for this tour has been awarded the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr 16 - 30 Sep 16: Daily except Monday
    01 Oct 16 - 31 Oct 16: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Nov 16 - 31 Dec 16: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday


    3.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    At Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of the metro line B(blue line) stop Colosseo. Your guide coordinator will be waiting here wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket for easy recognition.
    If arriving by metro: Upon exiting the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to Largo Gaetana Agnesi
    By bus, taxi or foot: Go to the Colosseo metro station across Via dei Fori Imperiali from the Colosseum. Enter the station and take the hallway immediately to the left (opposite the ‘Sandwiches Bar’) to the escalator – you do not need to buy a ticket or pass through the metro turnstiles to do so. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to Largo Gaetana Agnesi.
    GPS Co-ordinates: 41.89172, 12.49161
    Link to Google Map:
    We strongly recommend you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.

    Ending Point

    Roman Forum

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit the major attractions in Rome and homes of Caesar Augustus and Livia, which was previously limited to archaeologists only and is newly opened to the public. This comprehensive Rome tour includes skip-the-line access and an expert, local English speaking guide.

    This tour gives you the opportunity to go inside the House of Roman Emperor Augustus which is only open to few visitors. Booking this tour will guarantee you entry to the domus and give you an insight about the life led by the Emperor. This was one of the residences of Caesar Augustus during his reign between 27 BC and 14 AD.

    Accompanied by the knowledgeable guide, you will also visit the Colosseum, Rome’s most recognizable landmark; Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome; and the Roman Forum that once glittered with festivals and triumphal processions.


    You will meet your English speaking guide at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, above the 2nd floor of Colosseo metro stop. Your tour begins with a visit to the newly opened homes of Caesar Augustus and Livia. Opened in 2014 to mark the 2,000th death anniversary of Roman Emperor Augustus, archaeologists and historians worked intensively to bring back the colourful frescoes back to their original glory before opening the monument to the public.

    Travel through time as you admire the well-preserved mosaics, columns, frescoes and the other decorations.

    Livia was Emperor Augustus’ third wife and his trusted advisor. Her home adjoining the Emperor’s dwellings reflects his affection and dedication to their family.

    From the Emperor’s home, you will climb to the top of the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. From here you can admire views of the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held.

    Moving forward, you will head to the most majestic structure of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum. Walk past the regular lines with your skip-the-line access and enter the monument. Once inside your guide will lead an in-depth discussion on the history of the amphitheatre. The Colosseum is full of myriad tales of bravery, public life and royalty in ancient Rome. Despite the pillage of natural disasters, fires, pollution and wars, it is a living proof of the stunning architecture and strong masonry of ancient world, and has served as a model for stadiums around the world.

    Next, your guide will take you along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) to the Roman Forum. This area was once the hub of Rome and the venue for festivals and triumphal processions as Roman armies returned from wars. Inside the Forum, you will spot the Senate, old moneylender’s shop and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins.

    Your tour ends at the Roman Forum.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Skip the Line Access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
    • Exclusive access to the Emperors Augustus’ house
    • English speaking Guide
    • Headsets for groups of seven or more, so you can always hear your guide


    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Meals & drinks
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Colosseum does not have any cloakroom facilities in which to store such items.

    Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems. We are also unable to accommodate strollers/pushchairs on this tour.

    Italy’s tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip the Line Access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours.

    On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

    isango! reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or the staff.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.This is a small group tour and operates with a maximum 20 passengers per group.