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Rainbow Tour: the Secret Gay History of Rome

Learn about Ancient and modern Roman history as only a gay-friendly guide can tell it!

Your tour begins at the spot where Julius Caesar was betrayed and killed. Then, walk along the imperial Forum - the political and social heart of the Roman Empire. Learn about Julius Caesar and how homosexuality was viewed socially in Ancient Rome.

At the Capitoline Hill, climb 124 marble steps to reach the Basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli where we'll come across a lesser known sight: the simple tomb of Michelangelo's young lover.

From here, you'll walk over to "Opium Hill" where you will visit the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains. Inside, encounter one of Michelangelo's most celebrated sculptures: the horned Moses.

Finally, stop for a drink with your group and guide at a famous gay pub on Rome's "Gay Street" while enjoying the view of the Ludus Magnus -- the ruins of the Gladiator school.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • English-speaking, LGBTQ-friendly guide
    • Drink/Refreshment on Gay Street
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Colosseum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Torre del Papito, Fra Via Florida e Via di S. Nicola de’ Cesarini, Rome Italy

    Meeting location.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome Italy

    Learn about the death of Julius Caesar.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome Italy

    View of the Vittorio Emanuele building.

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Scala Dell'Arce Capitolina 12, 00186 Rome Italy

    Visit of the Basilica and tomb of Francesco Braccio.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome Italy

    View of the city center of Rome.

    Stop At: Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00186 Rome Italy

    Walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali and learn about Julius Caesar and homosexuality in Ancient Rome.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Scalinata dei Borgia, Piazza di San Francesco di Paola, 3371, 00184 Rome Italy

    Seen on our walk.

    Stop At: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome Italy

    Visit of the church where we'll find the relic of the chains that were said to bind St. Peter while he was imprisoned in Jerusalem as well as Michelangelo's Moses.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ludus Magnus, Piazza del Colosseo Via Labicana, Rome Italy

    Gladiator school, located on Rome's Gay Street. Final stop where we'll enjoy a refreshment and the views over the ruins of the Gladiator School and the Colosseum.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome Italy

    Views over the colosseum.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza dei Calcarari, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    5:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Coming Out, Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 8, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by EcoArt Travel

Activity ID: V-6700P19

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