Visiting these museums will help you give face, form and expression
to the gods and to the key personalities who inhabited the squares,
temples and houses of the ancient city. You can see the splendid gilded bronze statue of Hercules,
the formidable statue of Mars in full military dress, the Drunken Faun carved from ancient red marble,
and dozens of other extraordinary sculptures.
Above all, you can admire the perfection of the original
bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, with its minute attention to detail apparent in the emperor's beard,
veins and rather incredible sandals. You'll come across the very famous remains of the colossal statue of the
Emperor Constantine, his head, hand and foot all etched with their long history. The Dying Gaul will touch you
with his pained expression and show of courage. The mosaics of the Doves and the Theatrical Masks are immortal
symbols that all of us have seen in our school books.
As no doubt is the case with the legendary statue of the She-wolf, symbol of the city.
The museum also houses the busts of Cicero, Julius Caesar, Nero, Homer, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
The two buildings of the museum are linked trough a tunnel built by Mussolini that runs underneath
the City Hall (former Roman Archives) from which you can enjoy an overwhelming view over the Forum
valley with all its vestiges of ancient glory. Not to be missed!!!
Length: 3 hours
Suggestions: This tour can be combined with