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Rome Unanchor Travel Guide - A 3-Day Tour Around Ancient Rome by [Cosgrave, Elinor]
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A 3-Day Tour Around Ancient Rome

This itinerary introduces any visitor to Rome to the best ancient places to see.

It includes a 3 day tour with advice on the best times to see the sites, what there is to do and how long you’ll be there. As well as the quickest and most convenient ways to reach the sites.

From the Catacombs to the Capitoline Hill, the Palatine to the Pantheon and the Circo di Massenzio to the Circus Maximus, there’s something to suit everyone’s interests. Along the way you’ll see the site of mass crucifixions, Caesar’s assassination and the Emperor’s excesses and cruelties.

== What you get in this itinerary ==

* 22 pages with detailed commentary about the sites.
* Maps which show you the most direct routes between the sites.
* Historical information not readily available on site.
* All the information you’ll need to get around the city.
* Advice on how to avoid mopeds, find the best restaurants and stay safe.
* Recommendations on what to read and watch before you visit Rome.

== Why you should buy this itinerary ==

* Recommendations on which sites to see, where to eat, what to read and watch before you go.
* The best ways to get around and spend your time.
* The best ways to see the sites and how to see them.
* Historical information not readily available at the sites.
* By buying this itinerary there’s no need to carry bulky guide books around with you, all the information you need is in this itinerary.

== Who is this itinerary for? ==

Anyone with an interest in ancient Rome on any budget.

== Sites you’ll see with this itinerary ==

* The Appian Way
* Baths of Caracalla
* Villa dei Quintili
* Circo di Massenzio
* Circus Maximus
* The Palatine Hill
* The Temple of Hercules Victor
* The Temple of Portunus
* The Theatre of Marcellus
* The Pantheon
* The Coliseum
* The Forums
* The Capitoline Hill
* Largo di Torre Argentina
* The Catacombs
* As well as amazing restaurants which serve the best food in Rome.

== Sample from the itinerary ==

(the actual itinerary includes maps and pictures)
Circo di Massenzio

Built in the 4th Century CE this race track is less iconic but more intact than the Circus Maximus. It was built by the Emperor Maxentius for his own private use. Shortly afterwards Maxentius was defeated by his brother- in-law Constantine, so the racetrack was never fully completed. The racetrack is the largest and best preserved feature of Maxentius’ complex which included an imperial villa and a mausoleum built for his son Romulus.

Valerius Romulus was only fifteen when he died yet despite his young age he had served as consul along with his father a year prior to his death. After his death not only did Maxentius build this lavish mausoleum but he also deified his son, building a temple in the forum dedicated to him. The temple remains intact in the forum and is distinguishable because of its rusty green doors and rotund shape. Unfortunately the mausoleum is not open to the public but you can see the ruins from the racetrack.

Information in the form of a map is available at the ticket office and there are information posts around the site. Although the Circo di Massenzio is smaller than the Circus Maximus it is much easier to imagine the scale, not only of the racetrack, but of the Emperor’s power and wealth.

Opening hours: 9am-1pm (closed Mondays)

Ticket prices: €4/€2 for EU citizens 18-24.

Free for EU citizens under 18 years and over 65.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 884 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (April 29 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z1XDAG
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HASH(0xa6c5ca20) out of 5 stars Basically, like having your own personal tour guide May 17 2012
By Joe - Published on
A great travel guide! The author, Elinor, knows Rome well! She offered a great local's view of the city, including some awesome restaurants / attractions that I'd certainly never have found on my own. Really clear directions and maps for getting around the city, too...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6d54948) out of 5 stars Rome Itinerary Dec 9 2012
By FowlerS - Published on
With approx 18 pages of info, maps, schedules and tips, a 3 day tour of Rome itinerary was very informative,
There was plenty to do and see, maps and times provided all helped
our tour run smooth, We couldnt keep up! I Would recommend this Tour to all
and definitely recommend enjoying a 3 days in Rome!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7f9efd4) out of 5 stars Useful to have Jan. 27 2013
By Mary Boissel - Published on
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I am going to road test this in Rome in March. I know my way around and will see if this gives me more ideas.