The Palatine Hill, The Roman Forum, The Colosseum - Rome's beginnings

The Palatine Hill, The Roman Forum, The Colosseum - Rome's beginnings

The Palatine Hill, The Roman Forum, The Colosseum - Rome's beginnings

Visiting all of the sites listed below, as a group, is SO worth it. Each holds incredible history and go hand in hand. I am so proud of this ancient part of Rome (the MOST ancient!) and I can't wait to show you around. It takes a few hours to visit each place, and we'd be taught by an expert historian guide. Here is a bit of background on the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

"For the First Time Ever, Rome's Barberini Tomb is Now Open to the Public" - Article from MentalFloss.com

"For the First Time Ever, Rome's Barberini Tomb is Now Open to the Public" - Article from MentalFloss.com

"Following an extensive restoration, Rome’s Barberini Tomb is officially open to the public for the first time in its history. The two-story monument dates back to the second century BC and can be found along what remains of Via Latina, once a major road in Ancient Rome. According to archaeologists, the tomb — also known as the Corneli tomb — is the only one of its kind still intact thanks to its frequent use as a shelter for farmers and shepherds up until the 1800s." ~ The Lonely Planet (source)

"Virtual reality goggles unlock splendour of huge ancient Roman baths complex" - from The Telegraph.co.uk

"Virtual reality goggles unlock splendour of huge ancient Roman baths complex" - from The Telegraph.co.uk

"As of today, visitors to Rome will be able to use sophisticated virtual reality goggles to unlock the secrets of the monumental Baths of Caracalla, which were constructed in the heart of the capital in the early third century AD."

Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea) - Rome

Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea) - Rome

Golden walls, glass mosaics, fine marble, baths, banquets, water falling along interior walls for effect, massive colonnades, perfectly manicured gardens and views of the city from high above. Once built, Nero declared: "Now I can begin to like like a human being!".

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ZUM: Tiramisù at Campo de' Fiori in Rome (con chef Stephan Betmon)

ZUM: Tiramisù at Campo de' Fiori in Rome (con chef Stephan Betmon)

Tiramisú! This is a place that must be savored. In the center of Rome, famed chef Stephan Betmon has opened a sort of culinary laboratory for all things dessert, including a wide variety of Tiramisú. Taste his interpretations of classic Italian desserts!