Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group Rome tour, ensuring you'll see several top Rome attractions in an intimate atmosphere.
- 3-hour morning walking tour of Rome's ancient highlights
- Stroll from the Forum to the Capitoline Hill
- Visit the famous Capitoline Museum
- Magnificent views of Rome from the Capitoline Hill and Victor Emmanuel Monument
- Personalized attention on a small-group tour (maximum 12 people)
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From the Vittoriano, you will walk up Michelangelo's famous Renaissance staircase to Piazza Campidoglio atop the Capitoline Hill, where the ancient bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius awaits you. One of the seven hills of Rome, the Capitoline was the first capitol of the Roman world. It was from this hill that we derive the word "capitol".
The tour includes a comprehensive visit inside the Capitoline Museums (entrance tickets included in tour price), the oldest public museum collection in the world. Founded by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471, the Capitoline Museums house famous pieces of art such as the Dying Gaul, Capitoline Venus, the colossal bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, the Capitoline She-Wolf, Bernini's Medusa, and the colossal statue remains of Constantine.
Enjoy one of the best views of the Roman Forum from the Tabularium underneath the Capitoline Museums before re-emerging in Michelangelo's Piazza Campidoglio.
Your visit of the Capitoline Hill concludes with magnificent views of Rome's skyline on the terraces of the Victor Emmanuel Monument.
Origins of Rome Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
- Trajan's Column (Forum)
- Piazza Venezia
- Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Il Vittoriano)
- Piazza Campidoglio (Michelangelo's Staircase and ancient bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius)
- Capitoline Museums (Palazzo dei Conservatori, Tabularium and Palazzo Nuovo)
Reviewed by Michael L, April 2013
The Tour was very informative. And, not only was the tour guide very knowledgeable, she was also very charming and pretty and very accommodating . Unfortunately, we forgot her name but she's from Boston,MA. We enjoyed the tour and learned so much.My mom and I are giving her an 'A' as well as Dark Rome for making it possible for a very reasonable price! *****
Reviewed by JAMES S, November 2012
My wife and I arrived about 30 minutes early for our tour near Trajan's Column. Since this was our first Viator Tour, we were apprehensive about the initial meeting. Fortunately, Alex was standing there with his blue shirt and clipboard and he "signed us in" for the tour. He told us to come back in 15 minutes. We walked near Trajan's Market and then returned to find Rebecca, our Tour Guide, and the rest of the tour group waiting. After we all introduced ourselves, Rebecca immediately started the tour with a description of Trajan's Column, Roman Forum, Victor Emmanuel Memorial, Capitoline Hill, and Venezia Plazza while walking toward the Cordonata Stairway leading up to the Campidoglio Plaza on Capitoline Hill. After a detailed explanation of the history of Michelangelo's designing of the Plaza and the Museum Buildings, Rebecca took us into the Museum and showed us the masterpieces and explained the highlights and history of each work - with ample time to ask whatever questions we may have. She also showed us the magnificent vistas of the Roman Forum and the rest of Rome from the Museum and the Memorial Building. The tour was an extremely interesting and informative experience, and Rebecca deserves all the excellent reviews and praises she has received on the Viator Website. James S.