Please Note: The lines to enter the Pantheon can currently be really long and exhaustive if this tour is booked over the weekend. There's no skip-the-line possibility, just a reservation, which your guide will hold for you. Entry checks might take a long time, so it will be up to you and your guide's discretion whether you want to enter the Pantheon depending on the tour timeline.
Ancient Rome Tour
In the Footsteps of Augustus
Does this tour focus on Julius Caesar?
No, while this tour covers a bit of Julius' life, its main focus with the venues on this tour is the rebuilding of imperial Rome right after his death. The tour focuses on the legacy of the Caesars, with many of the venues being tied to Augustus' contributions to Rome.
Does this tour include an interior?
Yes, we make reservations at the Pantheon. However the lines to enter the Pantheon can currently be really long and exhaustive if this tour is booked over the weekend. There's no skip-the-line possibility, just a reservation, which your guide will hold for you. Entry checks might take a long time, so it will be up to you and your guide's discretion whether you want to enter the Pantheon depending on the tour timeline.
Do you reserve headsets for this tour?
Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactive service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.
Liz, a native of San Francisco, California holds degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Università degli studi "La Sapienza", Rome. She specialized in restoration and urban design. Her restoration projects have brought her to work in direct contact with the rich historical layers of Rome and Italy. She has been leading study walks for Context Rome since its beginning and has lived in Rome since 1988 practicing architecture, researching design and lecturing at university study abroad programs.
Olivia is a Rome licensed guide and an expert art historian who has worked as a main contributor to the award-winning Eyewitness Guide to Rome. She combines this role with her job as a professor, teaching a course at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Rome on Roman civilization. In addition she has contributed to the National Geographic Lost Cities of the Ancient World. Olivia infuses her discussion of Rome with a sense of what it's like to grow up in the city and be Roman.
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