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THE DARK SIDE OF THE ANCIENT ROMANS INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Marcius
Quality Verified Registered on May 13, 2020

Hi everyone! I'm Marcius. A former history teacher from ROMA... NIA .. Yep, my ancient country called Dacia conquered by Romans in 106 AD. So, I know something about the Ancient Romans. Lol! I live in Rome since 1995, from that year never I left the Eternal city, being too beautiful and full of history, bread for my teeths. I'm a pretty informative guy wishing to share as much as I can for the time we'll going to be together. Being a historian, be sure I'm going to present the facts in its naked reality.. in good.... in bad. To learn from the past the stories must be told in the way that happened , with no "politically correct "attitude. Remember,.... the history is already written... we're just the... Storytellers. If we keep denying the dark skeletons from the closet, can't go forward and can't be better people. In the psychology of human behavior, denialism is a person's choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth. We inherited the Roman ambivalence questioning whether the ends justify the means. The tears alongside the victory parades. 2000 years ago the roman historian Tacitus offers a image of fallout of Roman conquest. They make a desert and they call it peace. I'm an official Tour Guide, working mostly for the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Basilica St Peter and walking tours. Hope to see you soon guys. P. S... THIS IS NOT AN AGENCY. SO, THE TOURS ARE GUIDED ONLY BY MY SELF. Sincerely, Marcius

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Free walking tour... 

The dark side of the ancient Romans... inside the Colosseum during the games.  


  • Killing the animals, public executions, the life of a gladiator in his naked reality away from the movie fiction.
  • Slaves were dehumanized by Romans, the people being transformed into cattle, into a tool. 
  • The crowd was thrilled by the show put in place by the authorities. 
  • The roman mob wishing more and more blood than previous games. They're hungry and thirsty for them. 
  • Casualties during the centuries inside the Colosseum in terms of humans and animals. 


Join my tour if you are tired of the  classical superficial tour that avoids the drama, the tragedies, the blood.... because is not..... politically correct.
 
Well, as a historian be sure I'm going to give you the straight stories, naked, cruel, as they used to be. 
You're going to listen  the facts from the time passed on white and black, without the grey zone in the middle. 

  • Would you like to touch the bottom of human nature? 
  • What's behind THE GLORY,  military parade, in THE ROMAN FORUM, crucifixion, decimation, conquest, horrendous, sadistic way of killing, and more other?
  •  Are you tired of today's superficiality describing past history carefully being politically correct that turns us into bigots and false puritans?
  • Do you want to touch the bottom of the human race of 2000 years ago, without "YES..... BUT"?! 

Well, this tour is for you.


  • Are you a very sensitive person?

Isn't your stomach strong to hear crazy things done by the ancient Romans?

At this point the tour is not for you.


I'm the man standing in front of you to give a vivid bloody page from the past.

The tour will end on the Capitol Hill, with the touch and fingerprint of Michelangelo Buonarroti

At the end we need beauty because this is the GOAL. 

To learn from the past, hoping not to make the same mistake..... but there's is a MUST, in bringing home, the beauty the creativity, the genius of the human beings,.... "tools", that they brought us to the.....
HOMO SAPIENS ERA,
away from the.....
Homo Erectus....... all this pushing us to the new era...
 
HOMO DEUS


 

The tour is going to cover the following sites.
1. Colosseum, a walk around it. 
2. Roman Forum,   
3. Trajan's Market and his column
4. Mamertino prison
5. Capitol Hill,
(a whole tour of it with the stunning view of the Roman Forum.)
6. Marcello Theater, view from the Capitol Hill.
 7.Piazza Venezia end of the tour

To the end of the tour two beautiful surprises! 


The tour does not include entrance inside the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. 

We walk and explain from outside. 
I'll give also tips for eating and places to see. 
Cheers! 
Marcius 

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  • Meeting point:
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 1, 00184 Roma R...
    Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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    I'll be in OUTSIDE the bar " CAFFÈ ROMA" Largo Gaetana Agnesi 1, displaying my name : MARCIUS. The bar is located at the TOP of the metro station COLOSSEO.

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Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Liron 08 Dec 2022
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Amazing tour with a wonderful Marcius!
ARTI 07 Dec 2022
Omer
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
EXCELLENT GUIDE!
Vlad... 07 Dec 2022
Berlin
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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Excellent Guru!
GERRY 06 Dec 2022
Voorburg
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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Marcius is a professional tour guide and delivers fascinating stories of Ancient Rome. Bravo!
ken ... 05 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
fantastic. Marcius has a deep knowledge of ancient Rome. His tour is more in depth and focuses on many (often times unsavory) aspects of life in Rome. Not for the faint of heart, but certainly for those who want a more authentic view of the realities of life in ancient Rome. Highly recommend.
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Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 25 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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