With this tour you will visit one of the oldest, biggest, richest and most important cities in the ancient world: Capua, especially spoken of as the home of gladiatorial combats. Enjoy this exclusive private tour led by a top-rated local guide and an English speaking driver that will pick up from your accommodation in Rome or Naples ( selecting one of the 2 listed options ) with the added unique experience of an authentic mozzarella factory visit.
Cicero used to call Capua as the "Atera Roma" (the second Rome), because of its beauty and wealth.Connected with Rome by the construction of Via Appia, the most important of the ancient highways of Italy where you will stop over to see the Hadrian's Arch, the triumphal arch erected in honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Chance upon the oldest gladiators Arena of the Roman Empire and the second largest after the Colosseum in Rome to which it served as model : the so called "anfiteatro Campano".You will explore the extraordinarily well preserved subterraneans and the rooms where animals where kept before being brought up to combat through elevators and trap doors. This is a very important Amphitheater in history and it is also where famous gladiator Spartacus used to fight and started his rebellion against the Roman Army. Next to the amphitheater there is the Museum of the Gladiators, where decorations of limestone and marble of the amphitheater are exposed, with mythological subjects and scenes of everyday life realized in the first half of the 2nd century AD; a diorama with gladiator mannequins and weapons will make you imagine the arena environment.Part of the tour will also be the Mithreum, one of the most beautiful and well preserved sanctuaries dedicated to the Indo-Iranian god Mytras, probably built at the beginning of the second century AD. It was almost certainly brought to Rome by the prisoners of war and then to be gladiators.At the end of your visit, if you like you will have the chance to enjoy your lunch tasting local delicious specialties, especially the buffalo cured meat and mozzarella. This worldwide popular Italian cheese was invented in this area so you will enjoy the real flavors! Your guide will escort you in the visit to the factory where you will be explained the process of making mozzarella before heading back to your accommodation in Rome / Naples.