Skip the line in to the Ara Pacis while learning the rise of the three most powerful emperors of Rome. Starting from the Imperial Forum up to the marvelous Pantheon to the majestic Alter of Augustus, Ara Pacis.
15 participants maximum
Places of Interest:
Area Sacred of Largo Argentina
Mausoleum of Augustus
Meet your professional and licensed guide at the beginning of this marvelous half day small group tour and learn how three most important emperors were connected to each other. Admire the Imperial Forum with Augustus Temple and follow up on the foot steps of Hadrian and Cesar emperors and learn how it was once the center of all religious, commercial and political life in Rome.
Next, enter in the Pantheon the majestic temple of all Gods, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC. Marvel at the stunning entrance and massive interior. Then go to the Temple of Hadrian now incorporated in a later building in Piazza Pietra. See the sacred area of Largo Argentina, with 4 temples labeled with the first four letters of the alphabet (A,B,C,D). Discover where Giulius Cesar was killed with 23 stab wounds, by a conspiracy in front of the Pompeio theater.
Learn about the Mausoleo of Augusto, built in the 28 BC, it is the largest circular tomb, with a diameter of 87 meters. At the entrance there are situated the Res Geatae, the biography of emperor Augustus. The tomb was built for all the imperial family of Augustus. Visit the Ara Pacis Museum, which houses the Altar of Peace inaugurated in the 9 BC, to celebrate the reconcilliation of the mediterranean area. This Altar was used from the priests to make sacrifices for the Gods, and it is decorated with mythological scenes.
Adimission fees for the Ara Pacis Museum are 16 euro per person for all those between between 18yo and over. All those under 18yo with a valid ID are 10 euros per person.
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Via dei Fori Imperiali, Roma, Italia
Corner with Largo Corrado Ricci. In fron of Temple of Nerva