Campus Martius Walking tour
an archaeological tour of the center
Campus Martius, the Field of Mars, was a big empty plain located between the Capitol and the Tiber, outside the Republican walls of Rome, used especially for military events.
At the end of the Republic, this areas was slowly occupied by new constructions, commissioned by protagonists of the History as the General Pompey, the dictator Julius Caesar or the Emperor Augustus.
Here for instance Pompey built the first permanent theater of Rome, and here in the 44 BC Julius Caesar found his death.
Walking together, we’ll discover how the charming alleys of Rome are scattered by remains of the Ancient Rome.
You’ll see Porticus Octaviae in the Jewish Ghetto, the Shrine of Fortuna at Largo Argentina, the Pantheon.
We’ll end at the Altar of the Peace, Ara Pacis, consacrated by Augustus in the 9 BC.
Departurein front of the "Antico Caffe" Via del Teatro di Marcello, 42.
Theather of Marcellus and Porticus Octaviae
Roman temples at Largo di Torre Argentina
the Meridian of Augustus
The Mausoleum of Augustus (outside)
Ara Pacis Augustae (guided tour on request)
-This tour is outdoor. Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats. - On request at the end of the tour we can add a short tour of Ara Pacis Augustae (admission ticket 10€ ). - Bring a bottle of water (you can refill it during the tour) - Be aware of the heat (90F° with high humidity in June/July) - the center of Rome is paved with cobblestones. Wear comfortably shoes.