Touring ancient Rome can usually be done in a day’s time. The tour is usually better done in the late afternoon so you can avoid the crowds and the heat. The majority of the museums in the area will stay open until 9pm and the city monuments are magnificent site after nightfall.
Rome’s capital hill Campidoglio is a great place to start your tour of ancient Rome. The hill is the home of Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio and Palazzo Senatorio, the ceremonial city hall. Your next stop in ancient Rome should probably be the Musei Capitolini, a museum holding a great deal of sculptures and Baroque paintings. The national church of Italy, the Santa Maria di Aracoeli is also in ancient Rome and is worth a visit. A trip to ancient Rome would should also include a trip to the Roman Forum. Before you visit the forum you can get a great view of it from Belvedere Tarpeo where prisoners were dispatched in ancient times.
No tour of ancient Rome would be complete without seeing the Forum and the Colosseum. Try and allot at least an hour of time to spend in the Forum so you can explore everything. The Colosseum tour can usually be done in a half hour or less.
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