Rome audio tour: What Emperor Hadrian Lost: A Walk Through Ancient Rome

What Emperor Hadrian Lost: A Walk Through Ancient Rome

Walking Tour

30 mins

About the Tour

My name in Antinous, and you may think of me as a two-thousand-year-old tour ghost. I will show you my favorite haunts, if you'll forgive the pun. We shall go back in time and take a stroll through Ancient Rome, a most important piece of today's historical center. I will tell you tales of how the mighty Emperor Hadrian influenced this city, and made her even more grand.

Tour Producer


Antinous the Tour Ghost

You may think of me as an expert tour ghost - after all, I have been haunting Rome for almost two thousand years. My living friends helped me develop this tour - Flavia Brunetti Proietti, Lauren Mouat, and Henry Mouat, to be specific.
If you want more information on Rome, check out Flavia's blog, Which Way to Rome! With local recommendations, pictures, and stories (and now this awesome tour!), Which Way to Rome is your source to navigating the Eternal City. Join her over at, and on Twitter and Instagram @whichwaytorome!

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Major Landmarks

  • Castel Sant'Angelo

  • Piazza Navona

  • Pantheon Rome

  • Temple of Hadrian

  • Piazza Venezia

Directions to Starting Point

We will meet in front of Castel Sant'Angelo, facing the bridge. Any bus route that will take you to St. Peter's Square will also take you close enough to Sant'Angelo, as the two are walking distance apart. If you want to take the metro, the Ottaviano stop on line A is the closest one, although it is about a fifteen-minute walk from there!

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Places to stop along the way

I am a ghost who holds a deep respect for edibles, so during our adventure I will be pointing out two places where you can enjoy coffee and gelato: coffee in Piazza Sant'Eustachio, and gelato at Grom near Piazza Navona. Never fear, I shall not only prioritize our stomachs: we will also be stopping at quite a few grand places of historical importance.

Best time of day

Rome is a busy city, especially in the warmer months, so I recommend you embark on this journey in the morning; this way you will avoid the crowds, and can stroll along peacefully.


Always keep an eye on your belongings: Rome is a safe city, but pickpockets are always about. Don't put your wallet in your back pocket. I have seen precious items put in pockets miraculously disappear too many times not to provide that warning!


Extreme cringe. Full of ghost puns and devoid of actual interesting knowledge. Tries to be funny, but fails. Lures to tourist traps.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 2 months ago

Sadly quite lacking in historical information. Mostly quirky jokes about the author being a ghost (which some may like, not me), and superficial guiding.

Posted by Stefan , 8 months ago

Nice touch with this ghost and very interesting yet educational

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago

Excellent! I enjoyed the stories and the voice acting of this tour!

Posted by Leo , almost 3 years ago

Amazing tour and stories along the way. Interesting way of hearing about this amazing city.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 4 years ago

Thank you so much! Thrilled you enjoyed it!

Posted by Antinous the Tour Ghost , almost 4 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
What Emperor Hadrian Lost: A Walk Through Ancient Rome