Rome Private: The Colosseum and Forum (skip the lines)

Duration: 3 Hours approx Cost: From €300 (price is for 2 people) Overview The arena of death! The Colosseum, a monument so vast and imposing, so awe-inspiring and iconic that it many ways it has come encapsulate the Roman Empire. A building which would take a mere 8 years to construct and with a capacity of over 50,000  would remain the biggest sporting arena in the world until the 20th Century. The Colosseum may not be as crowded today, but entrance times can stretch over numerous hours. You and your Rogue Historian will skip all the lines (excluding security) heading straight into the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.   Description It may be over 1500 years since the last gladiator fights but this isn’t a problem for The Rogue Historians. We will take you back in time for a day at the games - blood, guts, gore and more. After the Colosseum, we head to the Roman Forum. A site evoking the names of great leaders and tyrannical despots, the Roman Forum is the backdrop to some of the most illustrious and murderous events in world history. It was here that Tiberius Gracchus was clubbed to death by the chairs of furious senators. Here that Cicero exposed the Catiline conspiracy with a series of speeches that have been admired and deplored ever since. Here that the great Gaius Julius Caesar was cremated after his pivotal assassination, and here that so many other fateful moments which would go onto shape western history would take place. Most importantly it is here that the Rogue historians will cement your love for Roman history. Tour Inclusions Private Rogue Historian guide for you and your group. Skip the line access to the Colosseum Skip the line access to the Roman Forum Tour Exclusions Hotel pick up (available for additional cost) Guide gratuity (optional)

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Vatican & St.Peter's - Skip-the-line access

Duration: 3 Hours approx Cost: From €350 (price for 2 people) Overview The Vatican may be one of the smallest states on Earth but it boasts one of the largest collections of art in the world. Sprawling across a total of 14km and over 2,000 rooms it can be a daunting prospect to explore this mammoth collection by yourself.  This VIP experience will offer you Skip-the-line access to make sure you make the most of your time, and, your very own Rogue Historian to show you the gems of the collection and answer any and all questions you may have.  Description The Christian Church in Rome has seen the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the dawning of the dark-ages, schisms and countless reformations of the church, it has seen the greatest artists of periods such as the Renaissance and Baroque mould its churches. It has seen the rise and fall of great superpowers such as Imperial Britain and the Modern United States, and in the last hundred years has witnessed countless wars and the rise and fall of Communism. Throughout all the this the Catholic Church has remained a prominent figure and has played a pivotal role in the formulation of Western society. Let The Rogue Historians help you navigate this breathtaking collection and bring these two thousand years of history to life for you. Visit some of the most iconic pieces of ancient sculpture that inspired the Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael and then marvel at their masterpieces. But also be prepared for scandal and political intrigue as our guides tell you the stories behind some of these masterpieces and the men who created them. You will, of course, visit the beautiful Gallery of Maps, the stunning Raphael rooms and the astounding Sistine Chapel, one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements, a place that never fails to inspire, awe and humble. Then on to St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and centre of Catholicism today – a building that is a testament to both the late Renaissance and the Baroque, awash with the works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini, and where the tomb of St. Peter lies beneath the altar… Tour Inclusions A Private guide for you and your family/friends Skip-the-line tickets Tour Exclusions Hotel pickup (available at an additional cost) Guide gratuity (optional)

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Rome: Cooking Classes

Overview Remember that little backstreet trattoria with the amazing carbonara? Remember getting home, showing your friends some pictures and trying to describe it? Doesn't cut it really does it? Well with our Roman cooking classes that will never be a problem again. Take home the greatest souvenir ever, the knowledge of how to make some of the freshest and tastiest pasta you were ever lucky enough to try. We start our morning at the Mercato Trionfale. Open since the 1800s and moving indoors in 2009 Trionfale is one of the oldest and most traditional markets in Rome. There not only will we purchase all the ingredients that we will use in our lesson, but we will learn about their production and history. We then head to the rooftop apartment of a local Roman chef where we will learn how to make three kinds of pasta from the ingredients purchased at the local market. We’ll be greeted with prosecco to begin the cooking lessons in a characteristic modern Roman neighborhood. The cooking may be fun, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. We will eat our endeavors from the rooftop terrace (weather permitting) overlooking the Vatican area of Rome, all the while sampling and learning of local and Italian wines. Includes All ingredients bought at the market a glass of prosecco on arrival a full history of the dishes pasta making class by trained local chef full lunch (eat what you cook) wine, wine, wine  

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