37 reviews of Capitoline Museums and Origins of Rome Walking Tour
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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.
Reviewed by ashandley, October 2012
Brilliant, so many classical pieces and so much to see, nothing short of amazing. Our guide, Rebecca, was a classics graduate, which really helped. Booking your trips ahead is a MUST for Rome
Reviewed by Michael D T, October 2012
Rebecca provided a very informative tour, especially of the Capitoline Museum. We recommend her enthusiastically.
Reviewed by ClareBear701, August 2012
Our tour guide Rebecca brought this tour and all the exhibits to life with her interesting commentary and excellent knowledge. 3 hours flew by and I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough..
Reviewed by MelanieW, July 2012
This tour was very informative. Rebecca was a great guide; my wife and I learned a lot.
Reviewed by George F, USA, July 2012
Our tour guide Rebecca was fantastic, best I've ever seen and I have probably taken 30 tours or so over the years. Great overview given both on the history of Rome and the Museum. This was my 5th trip to Rome and second time in the Capitoline Museum and I learned a lot that I had missed in earlier visits, thanks to Rebecca!
Reviewed by Bern, June 2012
Rachel was the best tour guide - her enthusiasm for the city of Rome and the art work was contagious. I'd visited the Capitoline Museums by myself on a previous trip with a guidebook - but learned so much more from Rachel. The BEST!
Reviewed by Kathryn M, April 2012
I was glad to go on this tour because our tour guide's commentary was helpful in understanding the different monuments that I just would have walked by without knowing what was so special about them, and the history of ancient Rome leading up to the present day. I loved the Lux in Arcana special exhibit at the Capitoline museums, also.
Reviewed by Susan Lynn A, October 2011
Terrific small tour with an outstanding guide. Worth every penny!
Reviewed by Holly C, August 2011
Brillant tour, the museum was amazing. Much better than the Vatican, purely by the fact you could move around. The guy was brillant and helped this to be one of my favourite tours while in Rome!
Reviewed by Carol R, USA, July 2011
This was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was great (a young girl from IrelanD) She was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about early Roman History which she briefed us on before the Capitoline Museum. The Guide makes all the difference. Excellent!
Reviewed by Margaret P, July 2011
Our guide was fantastic and enthusiastic. The tour was long, but he made it as enjoyable as possible. I learned a lot!
Reviewed by Prithvi B, May 2011
Excellent tour guide. He was very passionate about Italy and Roman art, and his explanations were detailed.
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