Walks of Italy

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 3.5 hrs
  • Start Time: Times vary.

Tour Highlights

  • Step off the normal tourist trail for a full Caesar's Palace tour which lets you explore the ancient Roman villa of Caesar Augustus, featuring frescoes even more beautiful than those in Pompeii.

  • Skip long lines at the Colosseum to get straight inside. With a small group of 22 people or fewer and an archaeologist tour guide, you'll explore this incredible amphitheater for a full hour.

  • Enjoy an ancient Rome tour in the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
It's hard to believe these frescoes are over 2,000 years old. Originally, the frescoes would have covered the bricks and extended over the entire wall. A scene from Roman mythology is depicted in this fresco. After more than 2,000 years these Roman bricks appear freshly-laid. The houses also include a museum with the artifacts found inside them. Walks guides always have a visual aid or two helping bring the past to life. Some views of the Colosseum never get old. Inside the Colosseum on our VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Small groups mean easy interaction | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Small groups on the Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The garden of the Vestal Virgins, Roman Forum | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Ruins on the Palatine Hill | Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Walks of Italy small group tour on the Palatine Hill - part of a special VIP Caesar's Palace Tour Exploring the Roman Forum on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Roman Forum on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Arch of Titus at the Roman Forum, as seen on Walks of Italy VIP Caesar's Palace Tour The Arch of Constantine, as seen on Walks of Italy VIP Ancient Rome Tour Beautiful paintings inside Casa di Livia, dating back to the 1st century BC! As seen on Walks of Italy's VIP Ancient Rome Tour



This ancient Rome tour unlocks the gates of the Caesar's Palace - the grand villa of Caesar Augustus - to give you a VIP experience of one of Rome's greatest ruins. Following an expert guide through closed doors, you'll see ancient living spaces and gape at 2,000 year-old frescoes as you'll learn the story of Augustus; from his rivalry with Mark Antony and Cleopatra to his ruthless pursuit of power, and even his tender relationship with his wife, Livia (who may or may not have poisoned him).

N.B.: The Casa di Augusto is closed on Saturdays. If you book a tour on a Saturday you will visit the Case Romane del Celio, the 3rd-century century villa of a wealthy patrician family who had the walls frescoed by some of the finest artists of the day. These lavish decorations have survived with astounding clarity and color, meaning you can still see the decorative figures, tricks of perspective, ceiling moldings and floor tiles. The Casa di Augusto is also subject to unforeseen ticket shortages. If we do not get tickets to the house on the day of your trip we will visit the Casa di Livia next door.


Use pre-reserved Colosseum tickets to skip the long entrance lines and explore the first and second tiers of this iconic structure with your guide. You’ll learn what a day at the games was like, from animal hunts and “halftime” executions to gladiatorial combat and even a bit of betting.

Next, enjoy a full Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour where you'll learn about day-to-day life in ancient Rome as you walk on the very same paving stones that men like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony used when this very spot was the center of Western Civilization. Although the ruins can be hard to decipher, your guide on this ancient Rome tour will bring the old stones to life with stories and anecdotes.


The sights of an Ancient Rome tour shouldn’t be considered in isolation, but rather as individual stitches in the rich tapestry of Rome’s history. With groups of 22 people or fewe,r you'll have fantastic access to your guide As they immerse you in the wonders of the Eternal City.

Sites visited

  • Casa di Augusto (Caesar's Palace)
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Arch of Titus


  • VIP entry to Caesar's Palace (or special access to the House of Livia or Case Romane if the Palace is closed)
  • Skip the line tickets & reservation fees for the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
  • Small groups of 22 people or fewer
  • Headsets
  • Handpicked Walks of Italy tour guide throughout


5-stars from over 1164 Customer Reviews

Vanessa is very friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. She speaks good English, which is excellent for my family and I.
Excellent tour guide, very passionate and enthusiastic about her country, loved it, extremely enjoyable.
We loved this tour!! Julietta was amazing. Highly recommend!!!

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

On some days it will not be possible to visit the House of Augustus due to closures or restricted availability. On such occasions, you will visit House of Livia instead, where you will see many of the same features.”

On Saturdays the House of Augustus and the House of Livia will be closed to the public. On such occasions, you will visit the Case Romane instead, where you will see many of the same features.”

There is a new rule at the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill that only small backpacks and regular-size handbags are allowed inside. Guests with larger bags will not be allowed to enter (there are no storage facilities) and all guests must now pass through a security check before entering the Colosseum.

The Colosseum has changed its admission policy to ensure that only 3,000 people are allowed within the amphitheater at any given time, meaning much less crowding during busy periods. Although our tickets are pre-booked with Skip the Line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).

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Vanessa is very friendly, helpful, patient and knowledgeable. She speaks good English, which is excellent for my family and I.
Excellent tour guide, very passionate and enthusiastic about her country, loved it, extremely enjoyable.
We loved this tour!! Julietta was amazing. Highly recommend!!!
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Lovely guide. Interesting tour .
Our guide was charming, amusing and very well informed.
Mariella was very knowledgeable and informative during our tour!
Felix was such a wonderful guide! We truly enjoyed the experience. He even recommended some delicious pizzerias! Thanks for an amazing time in Rome! :)
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Camilla was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the tour.
Emma was lovely! Charming & well informed. We particularly liked her folder with pictures illustrating what she was telling us/what the scene looked like 2000 years ago, etc. While I have to admit that we arrived uninformed & unprepared, a small map in my hand giving the layout of the area (Colosseum, various ruins, Caesar‘s house), would have been very useful to understand better.
Emanuela is Awesomely-Terrific-Fantastico! AND a wonderful-passionate-interesting person too!
Julietta was wonderful. Very knowledgeable tour guide. We appreciated her remembering our names.
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Guide was amazing!!!!
Even through the stormy weather, our guide was wonderful and patient. We were able to see all these sights in between the weather and she was very personable and informative throughout.
Valentina clearly knows her stuff. She's a fantastic guide.
Our guide was excellent, personable and knowledgeable.
Best tour! Our guide was a historian, he was enthusiastic energetic and made our time with him a pleasure, I’m more than happy with all my tours I took with walk of Italy!
Loved the tour concept - The content was awesome and our guide rocked!
My husband and I loved the tour. The passion our guide had for the subject was evident and made the tour great.
Well organized, guide very knowledgeable and kept a good pace so we could see and appreciate most of the sites.
Laura was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and energetic. We had a small group of 9 people and we all got along very well, which was a plus for the tour! We will definitely recommend Walks of Italy Tours to family and friends and our Travel Agent. The tours we took were easy to book. One we needed to change and that was done easily. Keep up the good work!!!!
Good guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Our guide was fantastic! She was knowledgeable, obviously passionate, very funny, had great energy, and took ample time to explain the subjects. She was constantly looking out for and checking in with individual group members, to make sure everyone was comfortable, engaged, or had needs or questions. Fantastic! I would definitely recommend this tour!
This tour was our welcome to Italy and the crowds at the Colosseum. Bruno managed the volume of people around us, and personally took care of each person in his tour group, ensuring we were always positioned in a spot where we could appreciate what he was sharing. His knowledge of the Forum area was amazing! At the end of the tour he pointed us in a terrific direction for lunch, and I trust all our tour mates found as wonderful a restaurant as we did for lunch. Thank you Bruno!
Our guide Michel was amazing! He was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting and interesting the entire time. The best tour guide we had all vacation!
Our guide Christina was excellent and brought the hole history to life.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. Will definitely recommend this to anyone who visits rome!
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Great tour. Very knowledgeable guide and easy to understand.
Guide was fantastic Dont let her get away.
Excellent tour, excellent guide
Camilla was WONDERFUL. We felt like a friend was leading us on a tour. Her passion for her job shows and she gave us a high-quality experience. I would definitely recommend a tour with Walks and with Camilla.
He was an excellent, enthusiastic, and enjoyable tour guide.
The guide was very knowledgeable. It was enjoyable.
Enjoyed the guide, I think his name is Luigi? He was wonderful.
Camilla was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and thorough. Really enjoyed the tour!
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this was a great tour. I think we could have spent a little more time at Colosseum but otherwise it was great.
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Excellent tour!! Loved our tour guide, very informative and detailed. Maria is all I can remember but her name was much longer.