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Ancient Rome

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Absolutely unmissable event- night guided tour through Forum of Caesar. Starts at 21:00. Amazing! Every visitor receives the earphones and goes through the forum. Then the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
Julia R
St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely unmissable event- night guided tour through Forum of Caesar. Starts at 21:00. Amazing! Every visitor receives the earphones and goes through the forum. Then the adventure begins. You will be watching the ruins but they become alive and populated. You will be told about the realities of living in those times, then a brief account on the Julius Caesar... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were a party of 4 and we hired Francesca for her Layers of Rome tour. She was excellent. The best thing is she doesn't tell boring history facts and figures. She tells history in a story form so it is very interesting. She also helps you understand that the past and the present are really one. Her presentation is... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Nowhere else that I have ever been has been as entrancing as the ruins of Rome. They are interspersed throught the city and are plentiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

I just came back from a 8 days tour package to Harbin with Hong Thai Travel Pte Ltd. It was a total disappointment with some unhappy incidents with Hong Thai Travel. Firstly, was the flight arrangement. Before deposit was paid, the itinerary stated that we will fly to Harbin via Shanghai (one stop}. However, last minute we were told that... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Rome encompasses 20 centuries of history. Not only the archaeological findings of the fora and buildings of the Roman Empire in the area between Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, but the Colosseum itself and the Pantheon are 20 centuries old. All over the historic center of Rome, places with archaeological findings can be encountered, to give one example, Largo di Torre... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Walking into the landscape near where the Ceasars lived and the Apostle Paul wrote to churches, and he and others, were imprisoned. Near the Colosseum where so much of history took place and the Romans govern one third of the world... was awesome and overpowering. I was inspired and challenged to make our world better. More kindly, accepting, and loving.

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Tremelo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I saw so many pictures, read so many books about, but only there I realized that my fantasy was not strong enough... It feels strange to walk where they walked...the good old Romans (not all of them, of course!), to see the columns so close, the pavements, walls, sculptures...It almost sent me back in time, dreaming of how it was... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The Forum and Colosseum are remarkable ancient ruins. Read up on the history before you go if you are not taking a guided tour. Audio guides were not available when we visited. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Try to visit at sunset.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very interested area. You need to be able to walk on uneven walkways and up stairs or hills and ramps. This is a half day walking on your own. There are no lines to get tickets in October so don't waste your money on a tour that cost a lot of money and tells you you will avoid the lines!... More 

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

the ruins of the roman empire can be found all over Europe with just a little looking around. some of the best ones you can find are all around Italy, from Ravenna to rome itself. also, don't think that those are the only ones, there are plenty of hidden gems all over the place to find.

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