4. ARCHAIC ROME IN THE CAPITOLINE MUSEUM
Rome was born on the Palatine Hill, from where the men of the legendary king Romulus could easily control the only natural port along the Tiber river, between the hill and the Tiberine Island, which became a cross-road of people and cultures from all over the Mediterranean Sea. The Capitol Hill, though, revealed the key-site for the upgrade of Rome from a village to a town. Our Tour investigates myths, events and ruins, spanning from the 8th century before Christ to the end of the Roman Republic (Julius Caesar) on the Capitoline Hill and throughout the Capitoline Museum, featuring tapestries, sculptures and paintings that narrate the story of archaic Rome, besides hiding the Archives (Tabularium), the Asylum of Romulus and the only simulacre ever erected by Romans in honour of a deity from the subterrain etruscan afterlife, Vediovis.
DURATION : 3 hours
WHEN : every day (except Holy Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday, May 1st,
December 25th, January 1st)
HOW : walking tour (with headsets for parties larger than 4)
MEETING POINT : Via Teatro Marcello, at the base of the stairs (Cordonata) leading on top of the Capitoline Hill
MEETING TIME : to be agreed via mail (to choose in between 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m.)
TOUR RATE : party of 2 adults: € 90 each; 3-4 adults: € 70 each; 5-6 adults: € 50 each; 7-10 adults: € 30 each; 11-15 adults: € 20 each.
Children/teens under 18 do not pay for the Tour.
ADMISSION FEE : € 15 per person to the Capitoline Museum - € 2 for under 18 (please take a valid ID or a copy of passport)
FINAL STOP : Capitol Hill/Piazza Venezia
GUIDED BY: Max