TOUR B – complimentary for registered partners

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Any idea of where Rome was born? The secrets of the Capitoline Hill

MONDAY, MAY 28 | 09:30 – 13:30
Cost: EUR 65 
– included in the accompanying persons registration fee

In the Roman foundation myth, it was a she-wolf that nursed and sheltered the infant Romolus and Remus after they were abandoned in the wild by order of  the King. Romolus would later become the founder and first king of Rome. The image of the twins and the she-wolf has been a symbol of Rome since ancient times and is one of the most recognizable icons of ancient mythology. For this reason, a visit to the Capitoline Hill and Museums is must.

The tour starts from Piazza del Campidoglio, a jewel of Renaissance architecture designed by Michelangelo. It continues with a visit to the Capitoline Museums, the oldest museum in the world. The art collection is located in historic buildings, which in the past were the seat of the municipality of Rome. Halls painted in the late 1500s host the rich collection of classical antiquities. In the new pavilion one can admire the gilded bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman she-wolf as well as the impressive remains of the temple of Jupiter that once stood on this spot.

From the Tabularium, the Roman state archives, located between the ancient building and the new pavilion of the museums, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the Roman Forum with monuments such as the Curia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the remains of the largest temples of the imperial age.

Last stop: Terrazza Caffarelli, to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rome’s rooftops.

 

 

 

 

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