Roman ancient history is strictly connected to the life of two of the most influential politicians in history: Julius Caesar and his adopted son, Octavian.
Caesar was a great general and thanks to his military strategy, the lands occupied by the Gauls were conquered. His victory against his greatest enemy, Pompy the Great, put an end to the long civil war and started his dictatorship. On the 15th of March 44 BC, he was murdered, and the events that followed his assassination played a critical role in the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.
His death brought to light the figure of his nephew Octavian, who became actually one of the most powerful politicians of history thanks to his great political propaganda and strategy. He will take revenge on Caesar’s death by killing all his political enemies and becoming the first Roman emperor under the name of Augustus: the Venerable.
Our tour starts from the heart of the ancient city, where all the forums were built to celebrate the power of the Roman Empire and its rulers. Here we will discover how Caesar’s power grew until the dictatorship.
Our walk continues crossing Venice Square admiring the famous Altar of the Fatherland, one of the most impressive monuments of the city center of Rome. Then we stop in Torre Argentina Square, where Julius Caesar’s was murdered.
We walk towards the Pantheon, one of the most amazing monuments in Rome, which was first built to celebrate Julius Caesar, Augustus and their dynasty. Through the typical streets of the city center we’ll get to the Ara Pacis , an altar commissioned by Augustus which perfectly represents his political idea and propaganda, and our storytelling will end in front of the Mausoleum of Augustus, the place where he was buried at 75 years old after a reign that lasted 41 years and that initiated an era associated with imperial peace, the Pax Romana, in which the Roman world was largely free of armed conflict and lived its Golden Age.
If you want to learn more about the ancient history of Rome you can’t miss this tour.
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