We begin by seeing four eras of Rome's 2,000-year-old history all in one view. We ascend the Capitoline Hill with Michelangelo's harmonious Piazza; explore the prison where legend says St. Peter and Paul were held captive; walk through the Ancient Roman Forum, with the Roman Senate House, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Arch of Titus; and then on to the incredible Coliseum. See where gladiators fought and died. Learn how the ancient technology of pulleys and elevators and winches made for spectacular spectacles. We'll also:
Walk where victorious Roman Emperors celebrated their triumphs
See how 55,000 spectators filled the Coliseum in just a few minutes
Mark the spot where Marc Antony delivered the eulogy for Julius Caesar
Look at an ancient Roman apartment house
See a Renaissance gem designed by Michelangelo
Learn how lions and tigers sprang from under the floor of the Coliseum
Stand at the spot where Vestal Virgins were buried alive for breaking their vows
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i went to italy last summer and i'm just now finding this book. based on the routes that i took and the sites i visited, this book would have been pretty useful while my family and i traveled around rome last summer. if you're on your way to the boot shaped country you should definitely pick this book up. my only problem is that ms. weiner's voice is a little monotone, making it kind of hard to listen to for an hour, but she is a good tour guide and gives very nice advice.
Great tour of Ancient Rome. Not boring. Filled with interesting facts and great tips about how to avoid lines.