Meet your guide at the top of the stairs of St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica and start your amazing journey throughout the history of this fabulous complex, Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museum and St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica.
15 participants maximum
A closer look combined with a details explaination of the famous Capitoline Hill is a must to do in Rome. Your professional guide will tell you how the Capitoline constructions began.
The first square of modern Rome created by the criteria of a uniform project due to the genius of Michelangelo, rises on the Capitol Hill (Capitolium), the place where an old village had been and the appointed place to dedicate numerous temples to the Roman deities. Michelangelo was commissioned by Pope Paul III to lay out the square. Notwithstanding the long period of time passed and the presence of different architects, Piazza del Campidoglio has today a wonderful stylistic unity.
Then step in to the Santa Maria in Ara Coeli which was built on the ruins of the Tempio di Giunone Moneta during C.VI, and it raises on the highest peak of the Campidoglio Hill. Its name derives from a legend according to which a sibyl supposedly forecasted to Augusto the advent of God’s son, saying "Haec est ara filii Dei": this is where the name Ara Coeli comes from. Standing on top, one avails from a nice panorama on Rome with the domes of Sant’Andrea della Valle and San Pietro.
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The tour includes:
3-Hour skip-the-line guided tour through Capitoline Museum and St. Mary of Aracoeli Basilica
A professional, licensed guide
The tour does not include:
Admission fees for the Capitoline Museum are 15 EUR per person and headsets to be able to hear your guide at all times are 3 EUR per person. Those will be paid directly to your guide prior to tour departure, in cash only
Headsets to be able to hear the guide at all times
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Tour meeting point
Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli, 00186 Roma, Italia
Meeting point is situated at the main entrance of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli Basilica. Please walk up to the stairs and your guide will be there holding "Mea Tours" sign to be easily located.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure.