Pantheon Tour: visit the legendary Pantheon, discover its interior and visit the papal tombs, then walk through the city of Rome to see Piazza Montecitorio, the Mausoleum of Augustus, and finish your tour with the discovery of the Ara Pacis.
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
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Pantheon Tour: Pantheon, Piazza monte citorio, Mausoleo di Augusto, Ara pacis.
English at 09:30am;
German at 09:30 am;
French at 09:30am;
Spanish at 09:30am;
What You’ll Do
Discover the Pantheon and its history
Walk through Rome to see Montecitorio Square, The Mausoleum of Augustus and The Ara Pacis
Enjoy a live guided tour
What to Expect
The Pantheon is a building in Rome, on the site of an earlier building commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa’s original inscription, which has confused its date of construction. In the aftermath of the Battle of Actium (31 BC), Marcus Agrippa started an impressive building program: the Pantheon was a part of the complex created by him on his own property in the Campus Martius in 29-19 BC, which included three buildings aligned from south to north: the Baths of Agrippa, the Basilica of Neptune, and the Pantheon. It seems likely that the Pantheon and the Basilica of Neptune were Agrippa’s sacra privata, not aedes publicae (public temples). This less solemn designation would help explain how the building could have so easily lost its original name and purpose in such a relatively short period of time
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The Palazzo Montecitorio is a palace in Rome and the seat of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. The building was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the young Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV. However, with the death of Gregory XV by 1623, work stopped, and was not restarted until the papacy of Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli), when it was completed by the architect Carlo Fontana, who modified Bernini’s plan with the addition of a bell gable above the main entrance. The building was designated for public and social functions only due to Innocent XII’s firm antinepotism policies which were in contrast to his predecessors. In 1696 the Curia apostolica (papal law courts) was installed there. Later it was home to the Governatorato di Roma (the city administration during the papal period) and the police headquarters. The excavated obelisk of the Solarium Augusti, now known as the Obelisk of Montecitorio, was installed in front of the palace by Pius VI in 1789. With the Unification of Italy in 1861 and the transfer of the capital to Rome in 1870, Montecitorio was chosen as the seat of theChamber of Deputies, after consideration of various possibilities. The former internal courtyard was roofed over and converted into a semi-circular assembly room.
The Mausoleum of Augustus, also known as Augustus, is an impressive funerary monument of the first century BC, circular, located in Rome. Originally it occupied the northern part of the area called Campus Martius. The mausoleum was begun by Augustus in 28 BC on his return from Alexandria (during his sixth consulate), after conquering Egypt and defeating Marco Antonionella battle of Actium in 31 BC It was during the visit to Alexandria that he was able to see the tomb of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic style, probably circular, from which he drew inspiration for the construction of his mausoleum. References to Hellenism, in addition to the political choices of Octavian, are confirmed by the decision to erect a dynastic burial is similar to that of Alexander the Great to the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, built around 350 BC in honor of King Mausolus.
The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after three years in Hispania and Gaul, and consecrated on January 30, 9 BC. The altar reflects the Augustan vision of Roman civil religion. It consists of a traditional open-air altar at its center surrounded by precinct walls which are pierced on the eastern and western ends by openings.
The tour includes:
Headset (for more than 6 persons)
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Tour meeting point
Piazza di torre argentina, Roma
Tour departs in front of the ""Feltrinelli Library"" L.go di Torre Argentina"