This walk is focused on emperor Octavian Augustus (63 BC-14AD) and his impact on the area of Rome called Campus Martius. We will see a highly symbolic complex of monuments, that were all connected and all made to build consensus around the first emperor.

We start from Ara Pacis, the most celebrated altar dedicated by Octavian Augustus in 9 B.C., now housed in a modern museum designed by architect Richard Meier.

Right next is the Mausoleum of Augustus, which is now open to the public.

We continue on through the heart of  Campus Martius to reach the front of the House of Deputies to see the obelisk, which used to be the gnomon of an impressive sundial made under Augustus, the Horologium Augusti.

End the walk at the Pantheon, the most incredible building of all times.  Its first version was built under Augustus as part of the complex.

Duration: 3 hours

Entrance tickets to Ara Pacis: 13 euro; 11 euro age 6- 25; free under 6; more if there are temporary exhibitions. Entrance tickets to Mausoleum: 6 euro; 5 euro age 6-25, reservation needed.

Ara pacis now open 7/7 9:30am-7:30pm. For a virtual tour of Ara Pacis click here.