15
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2.5 hrs
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9:45AM
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Monday, Thursday, Friday
Week days
Metro station Colosseo, Line B
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Join More of Rome on off the beaten path, walking tour of the archaeological sites of Caracalla Baths and Case Romane in the Hills of Rome with skip the line access.


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On this walking tour, our expert, English-speaking guide will take you to two of the seven hills of Rome, Caelian Hill and Aventine Hill where you will visit two different venues.


See what people say about this tour:

For this tour our guide was a really amazing historian, you could expect a pretty dry tour from a historian, but this man was just fantastic, full of stories and anecdotes and of course very knowledgeable.

Dan B.


Venue number one is an ancient Roman house (Case Romane) on Caelian Hill, buried underneath an ancient Basilica. Case Romane is an archaeological site underneath an ancient, minor Basilica dedicated to two Roman soldiers and eunuchs of Constantia (Constantine’s daughter), Giovanni and Paolo, who lived and were martyred there in the 4th century AD.

Case Romane consists of twenty rooms, ten of which are beautifully decorated with frescoes and in some cases still have the original mosaic floors. This ancient Roman house was discovered during the excavations of 1887 which were undertaken in order to find the tombs and the relics of Giovanni and Paolo, believed to had been martyred there.

Caelian hill is a little oasis in the very center of Rome, two minutes away from Metro station. Inhabited since the early days of Roman Empire it is a place unknown to tourists. It is almost like being in a country, without all the noise of the city.

Venue number two is located on the Aventine hill, about 10 minute walk from the first venue. It is the ruins of the second largest bath house of Roman Empire, one of the most important archaeological sites in Rome – Caracalla Baths.

The sheer size of this archaeological site is impressive. The bath-house was designed by Septimius Severus and built under the emperor Caracalla in the first quarter of the 3rd century AD. For 6 years, 9000 slaves, brought from different colonies of Roman Empire, worked day and night in order to build this enormous bath complex. When it was finally opened to the public, Romans were surprised and impressed by the magnitude of the complex. The baths could easily accommodate over 6ooo people, who came there to bathe, exercise, play board games, swim in Olympic size pools, mingle and socialize or get massages and all kinds of treatments. For the first time, men and women of Rome, could go to the baths at the same time using two different sections.

The archaeological site of Caracalla Baths is also off the beaten path, and we often find it empty and quiet.

Let our expert, English-speaking guide take you to these wonderful archaeological sites where you can learn so much about the history of Rome, and admire its ancient glory.


Inclusions

  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Tickets to the venues
  • Skip the line access

It is very easy to book with us, just choose the number of people and the date and click book now button.


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Step 1

Meet your guide at 9:45AM
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Step 2

Start the tour at 10:00 AM
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Step 3

First Venue “Case Romane Celio” at 10:15 AM
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Step 4

The visit 10:15-11:00 AM
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Step 5

Second Venue “Caracalla Baths” at 11:15 AM
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Step 6

End of tour 12:30 PM
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Headsets
  • Tickets to the venues
  • Skip the line access
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 7 reviews
February 24, 2017

We booked two tours with more of Rome : walking tour of Caracalla and bus tour of catacombs . What can I say , these places are fascinating ,full of history and being archaeology lovers we enjoyed both tours very much.
Definitely recommend .

March 15, 2017

You absolutely have to take this tour! Very energetic and enthusiastic guide and fascinating venues. Wonderful experience.
I give this tour 5 stars.

March 24, 2017

Lots of walking on this tour, but it is absolutelly worth it!
They offer two more underground tours and we will definitely book them next time.

March 24, 2017

Rome is full of surprises, we walked by this place so many times while in Rome, but never even imagined that it was one of the coolest arch. sites in Rome.

March 26, 2017

We booked two tours with more of rome this one and secrets of rome, both were great. For this tour our guide was a really amazing historian, you could expect a pretty dry tour from a historian, but this man was just fantastic, full of stories and anecdotes and of course very knowledgeable.
Lots of walking, but that’s the only way to see rome.

August 1, 2017

A great opportunity to see and ancient site not to far from the Colosseo. We met our GREAT Guide Julie right in front of Colosseo metro station. We started by visiting Caracalla baths , walked through the ruins and they give a real understand of the scale of these buildings .It’s a very peaceful place.Case Romane del Celio is a treasure in Rome, we enjoyed the brilliant rooms with frescos and Mosaic floors. Highly recommended!!!

August 2, 2017

Must add this place to your things to do in Rome List. Caracalla baths are the ruins of an ancient Roman bath complex . The site is filled of history. Case Romane del Celio are ancient Roman houses with rooms which contain wall paintings.Our friends took this tour in May a recommended to us this company. We had the same guide, Dmitri. He was very informative.

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