Homosexuality Ancient Rome

Tour Information

One of the best ways to visit an ancient city is to understand how life is nowadays and how it was long time ago…

The tour starts at the Oppian Hill, one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome. From above, you will see a beautiful view on the Colosseum. Afterwards we will visit the Colosseum with our skip-the-line tickets.

Get stunned by the amazing structure and discover about the history of the Colosseum and its protagonists the Roman Soldiers.

According to history, it is well known that these soldiers needed to show their self-discipline not only during a battle but also during their everyday life. In fact Augustus, considered  first Emperor, did not allow soldiers to get married but they had to follow some sexual habits: having sex with prostitutes of any gender or with male slaves; war rapes and having same-sex relations were permitted.

Our guide will tell you the life inside the most famous monument in the world: the famous fights between gladiators. Then, we will have a little break at the Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius.

From there, we reach the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome and where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. We can see the Imperial Fora and the Circus Maximus which was an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium.

Nero was the last Roman Emperor of the dynasty founded by Augustus. Some stories about his sexuality had been recorded by some writers like Suetonius. These stories relate (“Nero”, 28-9) how Nero used to enjoy sexual relationships with men. He married Sporus and he treated him as a wife. Nero was also related to Doryphorus, assuming a passive role with him.

Then we take a walk along Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome, where we will find the Temple of Caesar, the site where he was cremated.

Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and military leader, he was known for having an affair with the king of Bithynia, from which he was referred as the “Queen of Bithynia”. Also some tellings say that when he won the battle against the Gauls the soldiers sang “Caesar may have conquered the Gauls, but Nicomedes conquered Caesar” and he was also known as “Every woman’s man and every man’s woman”

We will also see Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon during the tour.

We suggest you to have lunch at the Coming Out, near the Colosseum, in the gay area of Rome.

One of the best ways to visit an ancient city is to understand how life is nowadays and how it was long time ago…

The tour starts at the Oppian Hill, one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome. From above, you will see a beautiful view on the Colosseum. Afterwards we will visit the Colosseum with our skip-the-line tickets.

Get stunned by the amazing structure and discover about the history of the Colosseum and its protagonists the Roman Soldiers.

According to history, it is well known that these soldiers needed to show their self-discipline not only during a battle but also during their everyday life. In fact Augustus, considered  first Emperor, did not allow soldiers to get married but they had to follow some sexual habits: having sex with prostitutes of any gender or with male slaves; war rapes and having same-sex relations were permitted.

Our guide will tell you the life inside the most famous monument in the world: the famous fights between gladiators. Then, we will have a little break at the Arch of Constantine, erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius.

From there, we reach the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome and where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. We can see the Imperial Fora and the Circus Maximus which was an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium.

Nero was the last Roman Emperor of the dynasty founded by Augustus. Some stories about his sexuality had been recorded by some writers like Suetonius. These stories relate (“Nero”, 28-9) how Nero used to enjoy sexual relationships with men. He married Sporus and he treated him as a wife. Nero was also related to Doryphorus, assuming a passive role with him.

Then we take a walk along Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome, where we will find the Temple of Caesar, the site where he was cremated.

Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and military leader, he was known for having an affair with the king of Bithynia, from which he was referred as the “Queen of Bithynia”. Also some tellings say that when he won the battle against the Gauls the soldiers sang “Caesar may have conquered the Gauls, but Nicomedes conquered Caesar” and he was also known as “Every woman’s man and every man’s woman”

We will also see Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon during the tour.

We suggest you to have lunch at the Coming Out, near the Colosseum, in the gay area of Rome.

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Departure:
Colosseum Underground Station

Places You’ll See

Colosseum
Pantheon
Constantin's Arc

Itinerary

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What's Included

Escorted Tour
Professional gay-friendly guide
Ticketing

What's Excluded

Personal extras
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Additional Information

  • We will meet at the entry of Metro stop called “Colosseo”. We will wait you with our signage, the Quiiky logo and your name written below. Since it is a walking tour around the city we won’t take any bus.
  • This tour comprises skip-the-line ticket for each person.

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Curtis Korchinsky
Curtis Korchinsky
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Fantastic company to work with. Very easy and simple…..and good value. Will definitely book with them again!
Theron Clark Stuart
Theron Clark Stuart
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It was easy to schedule our tour. Everything was explained in great detail, so there was no confusion on the day of the excursion. The vans were spotless and comfortable. Our guide for the Colosseum was exceptional in every way. He was cute, knowledgeable, witty, flexible and engaging. We met so wonderful folks and shared a wonderful lunch with the guys from our group. Could not have been happier with Quiiky.
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