- Via dei Fori Imperiali
- 2.5 hours with a family-friendly PhD 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.
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.
Francesca is an art historian with a degree in modern and contemporary art from the Sapienza University of Rome. She specialized in the art and culture of the Baroque period and in decorative arts, subjects on which she has published several essays. Her publications include a book on the Holy Years in Rome in the XVIIth century and a book on cameos engravers in Rome in the XIXth century. She is a licensed guide since 2001 and leads itineraries all over Rome, a city she truly loves. She is also an officilal guide of the Vatican Museums and Vatican City.
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