Accompanied by a professional art historian, guests will retrace the antique paths of Imperial Rome. Guests will visit the monuments commissioned by Augustus to transform his capital from a city of brick to a city of marble.
From the controversial Ara Pacis museum, to the magnificent obelisks of Montecitorio and Piazza del Popolo, guests will be taken for a stroll to discover two thousand years of evolution made by the great emperor.
Upon conclusion of the experience, guests will also have the chance to admire a fragment of the Horologium Augusti secluded in the basement of a private house and usually not accessible to the public.
Discovered in 1979 during excavations, the fragment of the Horologium Augusti gives an idea of the size of this majestic clock that was the greatest ever built.
“When I returned to Rome from Gaul and from Spain, in the consulship of Tiberius Nero and Publius Quintilio, having brought to a satisfactory finish my works in these provinces, the Senate decreed that there should be consecrated in the Field of Mars an altar to the Augustan Peace and ordered that the officials, priests and vestal virgins should celebrate a sacrifice at it every year…” (Emperor Augustus)
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