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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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