- Roman Forum
- 2.5 hours with a family-friendly Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum
To assist you in planning your Ancient Rome tour, read our guide How to Tour the Colosseum and Ancient Rome for some helpful tips.
Looking for more family-friendly tours? Check out our other Family Tours.
Due to the very interactive nature of this program and given the educational environment our guide aims to evoke, we adhere to a very strict maximum of 6 participants. Groups larger than 6 will need to book two separate walks that can run concurrently with different guides.
I have purchased the Roma Pass, can I use it on my Context walks?
We highly recommend either an 8:15 a.m. start or later in the afternoon when the morning crowds have thinned out. Due to new security measures the queue at 9:00 a.m. tends to be much longer than the other times.
Liz, a native of San Francisco, California holds degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Università degli studi "La Sapienza", Rome. She specialized in restoration and urban design. Her restoration projects have brought her to work in direct contact with the rich historical layers of Rome and Italy. She has been leading study walks for Context Rome since its beginning and has lived in Rome since 1988 practicing architecture, researching design and lecturing at university study abroad programs.
Patrizia holds a Master's degree in Medieval Archaeology and has studied at the Vatican and at the University of Aix-en-Provence. Her experience excavating in Rome is extensive, including major work at the Crypta Balbi in the 1990s, arguably the most significant archaeological excavation in central Rome in the last century. She worked for FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (Italian National Trust) as Rome's cultural attache for over 20 years. Patrizia is the author of the guidebook to Villa Gregoriana (Tivoli). She is an accomplished teacher and guide whose knowledge of (and passion for) the city of Rome is boundless.
Vannella earned her Master's in art history from the Sapienza University of Rome, with a special focus on teaching. She is an accomplished lecturer and teacher, and has been organizing on-site learning and tours in Rome for nearly thirty years. Vannella is an official guide for the Vatican Museums and has worked in such Roman museums as the Borghese Gallery, Castel S. Angelo, Galleria Colonna, and Galleria Doria Pamphili.
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