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  1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Colosseum

Rome: Secret Roman History LGBT Walking Tour

Product ID: 207540
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Discover Roman history as told from the gay perspective on a walking tour through the ancient center. Learn about protagonists such as Julius Caesar and Michelangelo as you explore the topic of homosexuality in Rome from ancient to modern times.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a gay-friendly environment on a walking tour of Rome
  • Discover how homosexuality was considered in ancient times
  • Learn about Julius Caesar while overlooking the Forum
  • Explore Francesco Bracci's tomb, the lover of Michelangelo.
  • Drink a refreshment at Rome's top Gay Pub on Gay Street
Full description
Learn about Ancient and modern Roman history from the Gay perspective, as only a gay-friendly guide can tell it. Enjoy a guided walk through the ancient heart of the Eternal City as you cover topics on everything from Julius Ceasar to Michelangelo and where the best spot is to grab a drink with the gay community in Rome. At the end of your tour enjoy a refreshment (included) on Rome's "Gay Street" together with your group and guide.

Check in at a central location to meet your English-speaking guide. Here, in the heart of the city, walk to the spot where Julius Caesar was betrayed and killed. Climb 124 marble steps to reach the Basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli where, in addition to the celebrated colorful frescoes of Pinturicchio discover a lesser known sight: the simple tomb of Michelangelo's young lover.

Next, walk along the imperial Forum - the political and social heart of the Roman Empire while you learn about Julius Caesar and how homosexuality was viewed socially in Ancient Rome. From here, cross over to Opium Hill where you will visit the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. Inside this richly adorned Basilica, encounter one of Michelangelo's later and most celebrated sculptures: the horned Moses. In the Colosseum area, the group will stop for a drink at a famous gay pub on Rome's "Gay Street" while enjoying the view of the Ludus Magnus -- the ruins of the Gladiator school while listening to tales of Rome's gladiators.
  • Gay-friendly tour guide
  • Drink/refreshment on Gay Street
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in Piazza dei Calcarari, next to Torre del Papito. Piazza dei Calcarari is located next to Largo di Torre Argentina. Your guide will be holding a sign with the EcoArt logo.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• All guests, LGBTQ and not are welcome on this tour
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes
• Make sure you arrive 15 minutes before departure time for check-in