Sons of Empire Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour - Rome


  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment


The Roman Forums was once the political, cultural and religious heart of one of the greatest Empires in human history. 

Tour info

2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (0-90 years)
Meeting Point

Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Roma, Lazio, 00186

Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Roma, Lazio, 00186

Dropoff location

50 Lungotevere Castello, Lungotevere Castello, Roma, Lazio, 00186

50 Lungotevere Castello, Lungotevere Castello, Roma, Lazio, 00186

Why take this tour?

Walk in the footsteps of emperors as we travel back 2000 years to the height of the Roman Empire in this immersive private tour! 

Guided by a local historian, enjoy a walk through as we roam around the stunning streets of Rome, visiting Via del Corso, the Pantheon, Ponte Sant’ Angelo and Castel Sant’Angelo. 

Learn about the transition between Republic and Empire, Rome’s expansion across Europe, and finally the Empire’s eventual fall. Discover the stunning streets of Rome as you take photos in the best sightseeing spots and learn more about the most famous people in history.

Venture off the tourist trail and get a local feel for the area as you experience the area’s history through these picturesque streets. Explore the beautiful architecture, secret gems and unforgettable iconic sights as you transport yourselves in an ​​engaging, quirky and captivating adventure. 

Begin at the Mausoleum of Augustus: the perfect place to start our tour, as it was home to the very first Emperor of Rome, Augustus! Learn about Rome’s transition from Republic to Empire with the death of Julius Caesar and the reign of Emperor Augustus.

Originally built in the 3rd century as part of the Via Flaminia, an ancient road linking Rome to the North and the Adriatic sea, Via del Corso is one of the city’s most famous streets. The ‘Corso’, in its current name, relates to the horse racecourse which ran through here, as part of the carnival celebrations.

On this very spot stood the Temple of Marcus Aurelius, erected by Commodus to deify his father and make people regard him as a God. Learn about ancient Roman architecture and the city’s melding of ancient and modern history.

The nasone is a great example of the advanced nature of Ancient Roman civilization. They were able to supply their citizens with clean drinking water, whereas many other western cities such as London didn’t achieve this on a wide scale until the Victorian era.

Visit the Pantheon, one of the most impressive structures still standing in the city which is a temple to every single Roman God! Originally built by Marcus Agrippa, a lieutenant of Augustus, in 27BC, it burnt down and was redesigned and reopened around 125AD, during the reign of Hadrian. Head inside this amazing structure, one of the most important relics of Imperial Rome standing today.

Visit the last surviving remnants of one of the great bath complexes in Rome. The ones in this location were the second largest in Rome and were originally built sometime around 60 AD, during the reign of the infamous Emperor Nero. See the merging of old and new in person.

Welcome to the beautiful, vibrant Piazza Navona. Spot the Fountain of Neptune and the Fountain of the Moor. The figures here represent the rivers from the four known continents at its time of unveiling in 1651- the Rio de la Plata for the Americas, the Danube for Europe, the Nile for Africa and the Ganges for Asia.

Cross Ponte Sant’ Angelo and arrive at the Castel Sant’Angelo. Then take a look to your left to see the breath-taking St Peter’s Basilica.

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.

Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your  tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before your visit to streamline your trip!

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Headphones

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

This is a covid safe experience. Avoid the crowds and maintain social distancing with this independent tour.

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    This is not your ticket! You will receive a separate email with a link to your tour. From that email, please click 'Download Now', install the Vidi Guides app, create an account within the app and click 'GetMyTour'. The tour will then be ready for download within your profile section. You can start the tour whenever you like!

    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.

We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.

With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!

But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.

Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.