PRIVATE TOUR – Ancient Rome, from the Baths of Caracalla to “Grattachecca”

Rome is the cradle of archeology. You cannot help visiting some places of its huge heritage! This tour includes a great variety of infrastructures the Romans made for their health, religion, spare time and hygiene but also to connect the two banks of theTiber. After this complete tour, you will feel like a real Roman, if you taste a refreshing “grattachecca”
Meeting with your private licensed tour guide for an amazing archeological tour.
You will visit the Baths of Caracalla, which are situated near the Appian Way and are one of the largest and most impressive thermae built between 212 and 216 A. D., in accordance with Emperor Caracalla’s will. Even though nowadays only their brick walls and some large collapsed vaults can be seen, the remnants of that splendid archeological park are still preserved.
In the wide precinct of the public baths, people could not only use them but also spend their time doing exercises, visiting the library, walking through the gardens or worshiping the god Mithras and other pagan gods in their temples.

Your walking tour will continue towards the nearby Circus Maximus where biga races took place. Situated between the Aventine and Palatine Hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and during its later Empire. It could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.

Then you will stop under the portico of the Church Santa Maria in Cosmedin to take a photo to the well-known Mouth of Truth, an enormous marble mask, which is said to bite a liar’s hand whenever put in , and where a famous scene of Roman Holidays movie, with Gregory Peck e Audrey Hepburn, was shot. Step by step you will reach another important archeological venue: the Forum Boarium, the cattle market of Ancient Rome, located near the Tiber among the Capitoline, the Palatine and the Aventine hills. As the original docks of Rome (Portus Tiberinus), it was also an important commercial site as well as a religious centre, housing the Temple of Hercules Victor and the Temple of Portunus (Temple of Fortuna Virilis). Then you will cross the Palatino Bridge in order to admire the ruins of the oldest stone bridge in Rome.First it was a wooden bridge, then a stone one in the 2nd century B. C. It spanned the Tiber, connecting the Forum Boarium with Trastevere. Now it is called Ponte Rotto (“Broken bridge”) because of the ruins of a single mid-river arch.
After this complete tour you might be hot and thirsty… that’s why you would enjoy a refreshing “grattachecca” at one of the most famous drinks stalls along the river. “Grattachecca” is an ice granita flavored with different sweet syrups.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A complete archeological tour in Rome
  • The huge Baths of Caracalla
  • Walking along the Circus Maximus
  • Putting the hand inside the Mouth of Truth
  • Tasting the typical refreshing “grattacchecca”

SERVICES

  • The rate includes: a private licensed tour guide (4 hours’ lenght), entrance tickets to the Baths of Caracalla, n. 01 tasting of grattachecca

AVAILABILITY

  • Tour always available from 1st March to 31st October

NOTES

Meeting point: the meeting point with the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).

Intolerances or allergies must be communicated on your booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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