Grand TourFollowing Goethe
The 2 hours tour includes a brief overview of ancient and Renaissance Rome. We will visit the Capitoline Hill, one of the most important hills in the history of Rome and one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares, designed by Michelangelo. The square is surrounded by the buildings of the Capitoline Museums, the oldest museums in the world. From the terrace of the Capitoline Hill there is an impressive view out over the ruins of the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. From the Campidoglio our walking tour continues down Via dei Fori Imperiali where you can see the Column of Emperor Trajan, a sort of an history book that describes the conquest of Dacia. On the opposite side are the ruins of the Forum of Julius Caesar and the Forum of Octavian Augustus, the first public squares built as political propaganda. after the Imperial squares you will reach the great symbol of Rome: the Colosseum. From the outside you will be able to enjoy the beautiful monument which was built in only 8 years. Our walking tour will ends in the church of S. Pietro in Vincoli which is home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece, a large marble sculpture of Moses. There is a legend according to which Michelangelo, amazed by its expressive power and realism, screamed “Why do not you speak?”.
Duration: 2 hours