Capitoline Museums for Families

Explore ancient treasures with a family guide
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Private Tour
$ 421
Category
Family
Duration
3 hours
Location
Rome
Photos & Highlights
  • Uses art as a medium to explore the life and beliefs of Ancient Romans through interactive, family-friendly activities
  • Led by a local historian or expert trained to work with children
  • Capitoline Museums, The Fortune Teller, Romulus and Remus, and The Burial of St. Petronilla
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12 Reviews - (4.87)

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Context and Hilary provided our group a most enjoyable and stimulating three hours at the Capitoline Museum. She brought the art alive with her in-depth knowledge and passion. She related easily to our teenagers and her sense of humor tempered the seriousness of the topics. Thanks for a fantastic morning. You made it a highlight of our trip to Rome.
Lauren did a marvelous job exploring the treasures of the Capitoline Museum with my family. She showed how art historians work (without saying what she was doing, just diving in). She made close observations, asked questions what what we saw, then filled in the background with her significant expertise, and only at the end arriving at hypotheses about an object and its meaning. She showed us the classics, like Marcus Aurelius and his horse) and showed us why in their technique they are masterpieces (the platitudes about “draping” she elegantly explained). She made the case for her own interpretations, diverging sometimes from the common view, which was exciting. She used excellent judgment in selecting pieces that intrigued my thirteen year old (Doughboy Hercules!) and she spoke very succinctly and engagingly. As the tour ended, my daughter turned and said “this was the first time I liked a museum.” My husband and I agreed that spending the time with Lauren was a treat. I would recommend her tour of the Capitoline Museum to anyone!
Was not sure that my children would like a tour of ancient sculpture particularly as we had just spent 1 month in Greece and Italy and this was our second last tour. Surprisingly, the docent was fabulous and made everything work. She was informative and funny at the same time. My children said this was their favorite tour.
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