The city of Rome harbours the most obelisks in the world. There are eight ancient Egyptian and five ancient Roman obelisks in Rome, together with a number of more modern obelisks.
The tour will lead you to discover what from Ancient Egypts you can still find in Rome today. The most importat obelisks are in San Giovanni In Laterano, in St. Peter Square, In Piazza del Popolo and in Santa Maria Sopra la Minerva.
So you can enjoy also four of the most important Churches in Rome. In Santa Maria del Popolo you can also see Caravaggio's Crucifixion of St. Peter.
The tour will touch The Piramide Cestia and finally we will gp to the Gregorian Egyptian Museum section of Vatican Museums. It houses monuments and artefacts of ancient Egypt partly coming from Rome and from Villa Adriana (Tivoli), where they had been transferred mostly in the Imperial age, and partly from private collections, that is purchased by nineteenth century collectors. The Popes’ interest in Egypt was connected with the fundamental role attributed to this country by the Sacred Scripture in the History of Salvation. The Museum occupies nine rooms divided by a large hemicycle that opens towards the terrace of the "Niche of the Fir Cone", in which there are numerous sculptures. The last two rooms house finds from ancient Mesopotamia and from Syria-Palestine.
daily bus and metro ticket included
Piazza San Giovanni In Laterano,
St. Peter Square,
Piazza del Popolo
Santa Maria Sopra la Minerva
Piazza di Montecitorio
Piazza della Rotonda
Baths of Diocletian
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