Nat Geo Day Tour: Discovering the Rome of Julius Caesar
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Discovering the Rome of Julius Caesar

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Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Explore Julius Caesar's significance in Roman history, visiting symbolic locations from his birth to his assassination, encompassing ancient and contemporary power, drawing on National Geographic's studies of his military prowess and societal impact.
  • With your guide and Roman history archaeologist, venture off the beaten path and discover Caesar's major contribution to the Eternal City: the Roman Forum, a monumental complex commissioned by Caesar in 54 BC.
  • Have lunch on a restaurant standing where history was made at Largo di Torre Argentina, where Caesar met his fate on the Ides of March.
What to expect

The legendary figure of Julius Caesar has always been the subject of curiosity and intrigue, with a legacy stretching through the centuries - his deeds changed the history of Rome forever. Drawing on National Geographic’s numerous studies and articles on the famous ruler, this tour highlights not only the importance of his war exploits, but also the social and political reforms he initiated.

The tour will follow an itinerary that links Caesar’s life and deeds, crossing the city to encounter symbolic places from his history and his empire, but will also pass by significant locations of current power. You will see first-hand the parallels between Roman history and the capital city of today. In the company of a specialist Roman history guide, you’ll get important insights into monuments such as the Roman Forum as well as lesser-known sites such as the Temple of Pompey, Theatre of Marcellus and Porticus Octaviae.

The tour begins on the site of the Trajan Forum learning about Caesar’s rise as a military leader and politician. After visiting the Forums, the tour will continue to Largo di Torre Argentina where, at 11.00 in the morning on March 15th in 44 BC - the famous Ides of March - Julius Caesar was assassinated on his way to the Senate. The assassination was masterminded by about 60 senators who resented Caesar's popularity and arrogance. Your lunch location is a very special place: an underground restaurant where the ruins of the location where Caesar was assassinated are visible.

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What's included
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Where

Trajan Column, Foro Traiano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Meeting point:
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • wheelchair users
  • people who struggle to walk distances

Know in advance:

  • a charge could be asked in local bars and restaurant
  • knees and Shoulders must be covered when visiting any religious site
  • terrain is made of uneven, cobblestone
  • distance is 3km – approx 2.5 hours walking
  • activity level is moderate
  • lunch will be served at Restaurant Da Pancrazio
  • menu will be made of appetizers, pasta carbonara, tiramisu, water, coffee, and a glass of wine per person
  • this tour can host a min. of 2 people and a max. of 25 people

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable shoes and a hat

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Provider
Musement
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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