Options will be confirmed according to minimun number of participation.
Part of a 35-hectare millennial archaeological park located in the heart of the modern city of Rome, the visit will begin with the Colosseum and include the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, and then end with the Temples and the monumental area of the Imperial Forums. The amphitheater of the Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is considered one of the most famous attractions of the eternal city and one of the most fascinating architectural buildings of all time. Subsequently, we will travel along the ancient route of the “Via Sacra” to reach the Palatine Hill, linked to the mythological legend of the foundation of the city by Romulus and Remus and to the establishment of the first official court and residence of the emperors by Augustus. The visit will continue to the Roman and Imperial Forums, once the social, political, religious and administrative center of Rome and its empire, but also the original cradle of Western civilization during 12 centuries of history.
This visit is available, based on requests and confirmations, for a minimum of 35 participants and a maximum of 49, preferably with an English-speaking guide. Duration of approximately 3 hours.
A special opportunity to visit the extraordinary Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica: the first flourishing colony of the Roman Empire which recent excavations reveal to be more important, and vast than Pompeii. Thanks to the river Tiber, Ostia became the main commercial emporium of the city of Rome. Political and maritime expansion followed, reaching over 50.000 inhabitants in the 2nd century. We will step into the heart of the real and ordinary life of a community of the past and discover how the Romans laid the basis of modern society. We will see its most important and significant monuments of the highest artistic and historical value, many of which are «unique» in the history of Roman archaeology: the forum of the corporations, the grain warehouses, the temples, the necropolis, the thermopolium -the ancient tavern-, the thermal baths, the theater and finally the famous «insulae» the blocks of public housing reaching four storeys. The visit will end in the characteristic medieval village of Ostia Antica with the imposing castle built by Julius II della Rovere in the Renaissance period.
This visit is operating, according to requests and confirmations, from 35 to maximum 50 participants, preferably with English speaking guide. Duration approximately 3 hours.
The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums owned by the Municipality of Rome and the most important museum of antiquities in town together with The Vatican Museums. Located on top of the ancient templar area of the Capitoline Hill they are facing on one side the Roman Forum and on the other side the central trapezoidal square conceived by Michelangelo in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years. The founding of the museums can be traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the people of Rome. Grown over the centuries, the collections of statuary, paintings, mosaics and objects are closely linked to the history of the city and include many iconic masterpieces of ancient art such as the equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and the famous she-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. Opened to the public in 1734 the Capitoline Museums are considered the oldest museums in the world, understood as a place where art could be enjoyed by all.
The visit will start from the Capitoline Hill the smallest but the holiest hill of the Roman legendary history. Considered, with its monumental temples, the “Acropolis” of the city, was the seat of the cult of the “Capitoline triad” worshipped by the ancient Romans. The current square, civic heart of the city with its Emperor Marcus Aurelius symbolic equestrian statue, was built following the urban project conceived by Michelangelo, the greatest master of the Renaissance. Today it hosts the Capitoline Museums, considered the oldest public museum in the world. Descending from the Capitoline Hill we will admire a magnificent view of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and reach the monumental Circus Maximus along the Via San Teodoro and ascend to the Aventine Hill, once a popular place with its «insulae» and important early Christian churches. The visit will end at the Church of Santa Sabina with a final stroll at the “Orange Garden” offering an extraordinary view of the Eternal city.
The visit is operating, according to requests and confirmations, from 25 to maximum 50 participants, preferably with English speaking guide. Duration approximately 3 hours.