What Emperor Hadrian Lost: A Walk Through Ancient Rome

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    29 Feb 2016
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    17 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio 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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, Pantheon Rome, Temple of Hadrian, Piazza Venezia

    Startingpoint 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!

    Tips Tips

    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!


    Plus Write a comment


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

    Posted by Leo , 10 months ago

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

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 2 years ago
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    Thank you so much! Thrilled you enjoyed it!

    Antinous the Tour Ghost Route Creator , almost 2 years ago

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