Ara Pacis Museum (Museo dell'Ara Pacis) Tours

Since opening its doors in 2006, the Ara Pacis Museum has caused more than its fair share of controversy, with its modernist glass and travertine façade splitting public opinion. The futuristic building, the work of architect Richard Meir, was one of Rome’s first major post-war architectural works and was built to house one of the city’s most significant ancient artworks.

Whatever your opinion of the museum itself, there’s no disputing the magnificence of its star exhibit – the Ara Pacis, or Altar of Peace, which dates back to 9 BC. The elaborate Roman sculpture is a gigantic marble altar towering over 35 feet (11 meters) high and built by the Emperor Augustus to symbolize peace in the Roman Empire. Today, the protected monument is preserved and displayed in its full glory, with the original structure augmented by reproductions of the panels already on display in the Villa Medici, the Vatican and the Louvre.

Practical Info

The Ara Pacis Museum is located on Lungotevere in Augusta in central Rome and is open daily from 9:30am to 7:30pm. Adult admission is €10.50.
Location
Address: Museo dell Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta, Rome 00100, Italy
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Hours: Daily 9:30am–7:30pm
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Admission: €10.50
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The Emperor’s Tombs Private Tour

Step back into ancient Rome on a 3-hour, small-group tour of the Imperial Forum, the Pantheon, and the Museo dell’Ara Pacis, which houses a remarkable altar to the goddess of peace You’ll learn about Rome’s fascinating history and colorful characters along the way, while following in the footsteps of Caesar, Augustus, and Nero. This 3-hour Roman history tour is limited to 13 people for personal service, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Airport Transfer Arrivals Plus Tour of Rome

At your service, the driver will wait you at the airport and bring you to your destination in Rome. Choose when you want to start your self-guided private-tour. The chauffeur can show you the most attractive places of the city at your arrival or when you prefer during your holidays in Rome. The service is available from 1 up to 8 passengers. No stress, no waste of time searching or waiting the taxi at the airport, know in advance how much you are going to spend. A professional driver (not a guide) will wait you at the airport to bring you wherever you want in Rome and than you will admire the city with a 3 hour private tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$226.20 USD
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Central Rome guided Bike Tour

Check out Rome’s famous sites the easy way on a 3.5-hour bike tour led by a local professional guide. Cruise around the astonishing architectural wonders of central Rome, from the grandiose ancient Colosseum to hidden delights such as the Church of St Mary of Peace and baroque jewels such as Piazza Navona. Plus, make the most of the pedestrianized areas around the ancient Roman Forum. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and enjoy the personalized atmosphere of this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$45.24 USD
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Roman Modern Architecture Half Day Tour

Get out of the historical center for a little while and discover another side of Rome: the city's striking and dazzling modern architecture. See recent works by famed architects such as Zaha Hadid and Renzo Piano, among others, while cruising around in a comfortable car with your guide on this unconventional tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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