Discover the majesty of the Eternal City with a visit to the heart of the Ancient City, one of most important archaeological areas in the world. Begin at the Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, and prototype for many modern societies. Enjoy the unique opportunity to walk over one of Michelangelo’s great artistic contributions to Rome. Hear the story of Romulus, founder of the Eternal City, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Roman Forum.
A walk along the Via Sacra, the main street of the Roman Forum, will take you deep in the heart of Ancient Rome. Pass the Temple of Julius Caesar, built on the site of his cremation, and learn why people still leave flowers and candles in his memory. Visit the infamous Arch of Titus, built to commemorate the victory over Judea and the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple. Learn about the famous Flavian conquest and discover where the holy vessels were displayed for over 115 years!
Enter the famed Colosseum, the symbol of Rome, where gladiator fights took place. The Flavian Amphitheatre, financed by the spoils from the Jewish revolt, was the largest amphitheater ever built by the Roman Empire.
Optional: See the famous Moses, sculpted by Michelangelo in Renaissance fashion. Housed in the Church of San Pietro in Vincoli, it was a popular site for Jews to visit throughout the difficult years of the Ghetto.