Ancient Rome: Once Upon A Time in Rome!

Learn about ancient Rome on this walking tour that takes you back in time and history.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 100     Destination : Italy  

Category : Curriculum-based sessions     Recommended For : Schools

Subject : History  


Go back in time on this enchanting live, virtual, walking tour and learn about ancient Rome and the great Romans.

The tour begins with a peculiar view of two stone staircases – one leading to a Church and one to a Government building, representing the two major powers that existed after the fall of the Roman Empire. Each of these buildings had a prominent position upon hills so that people could see them from a distance. In the backdrop you will also see the Capitoline Hill or the centre of the state, as well as the Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded on 21st April 753 BC.

Before we move to the very heart of ancient Rome, our host takes a moment to give us an insight into something closer to the commoners of those times – their dwellings. Just like today, your riches decided the kind of house you could afford. The wealthy had independent houses called domus or larger villas and the less fortunate lived in cramped ‘insulae’ similar to today’s apartment buildings. The ground floors were rented out to shops or tabernae and the remaining floors had apartments with many families crowding into one. Unlike today’s apartments, thought, the higher floors costed less, and the apartments on ground or first floors costed more. As you arrive at the only standing insula in the city of ancient Rome, keep your guesses ready as to why this was so!

Just like the streets of Rome that tell a story at every corner, our enthusiastic host also fills this session with many a tale from the pages of ancient Rome’s history. As she shows you around the Roman Forum and why this was one of the most bustling parts of the city, you would almost wonder if she had lived through that era! With numbered footsteps there’s so much in ancient Rome that you can see, including what the city claims to be the world’s very first ‘shopping mall’ of sorts, complete with 5 floors and 150 shops!

This exciting tour is a great opportunity for students learning about ancient Rome in the classroom to gain immersive and experiential learning about the subject.

Your Presenter

  Federica Marrone

Federica was born and raised in Rome, and loves the city with a passion. A keen student of history, art history, archeology and Roman history Federica has been working in the travel industry guiding tours around Rome for the last eight years. She is a great storyteller who uses an approach free from academic frills that help travellers learn and enjoy Rome like never before.

How it works

This is a live, virtual, interactive group tour that accommodates up to 100 students. You can book this session online on our website, or contact us on to complete the booking. You can then let us know the date you want the session to be delivered and we will send you a confirmation email with a link. 

Students and teachers can access the session collectively from their classrooms or from individual computers. 

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session. It would be ideal for the computer to have audio/video functionality so that students can interact with the local expert.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £250 / Per Group (Max 100 Person)