Learn more about the different types of guided tours proposed by the Museum Roots of the Present.


The Museum Roots of the Present offers the extraordinary opportunity to undertake a journey through the fascinating and intricate world of important personalities of Ancient Rome through word play, stimulant jokes and great sense of humour. Professional actors, dressed in typical roman costumes, play in the role of Roman Emperors and public figures, engaging the spectator in a playful dimension characterized by strong archaeological value.

The guided tours are enriched by four scenes that amaze the spectators by creating a “surprise effect” in order to increase pathos, irony and the experiential factor.

Guided tours
for blind and visually impaired visitors

Starting from 2018, in collaboration with Associations operating in the field of cultural accessibility, specific tours have been launched for visitors with visual pathologies.

The itineraries examine in depth different topics, such as the cultural inheritance, the Everyday life in Rome – on romans’ customs and religious rites, the Funeral Inscriptions, the Trajan Column, the Afterlife world. The visitors can manually discover the artefacts that have been selected for each itinerary without using gloves, and in addition, tactile drawings have been created to implement the storytelling of the tours. The project has been approved by the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome.


Guided tours
for deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

In order to increase inclusivity and accessibility of the Museum Roots of the Present, deaf educational workers have undertaken a training course on the Museum’s collections in order to become effective museum guides.

The inestimable Archaeological Heritage of the Group is narrated in LIS-Italian Sign Language, in a perspective of diversity enhancement and professional integration.

Roots of the Present for schools

The visit to the museum is differentiated according to the type of school of the classes, developing those themes that are most adequate according to the different ages of the groups visiting.

For primary

The exhibition’s itinerary tells of the various ways of living domestic and public spaces, of the differences and similarities between these places and those of present times.

The visit provides a playful and amusing didactic activity on the theme of domestic religiosity that favours the interaction of young visitors.

For lower secondary schools

The visit, through the direct comparison with the finds exhibited facilitates the learning of history and of Roman civilization, allowing to develop those subjects that the students deal with in their study programme.

The location of the museum, in the heart of Rome, near the recent excavation site of Piazza Venezia, makes it the ideal destination for an itinerary moving back in time.

For upper secondary schools

The visit puts its focus on that section of the museum that tells about the afterlife and that includes a vast epigraphy section which illustrates how Ancient Romans entrusted the memory of their personal identity to engravings in stone. An in-depth philosophical analysis of sepulchers allows a more articulated reflection on this theme. Through an immediate, simple exhibition itinerary, stories, tales and social relations are brought back to life through the latin inscriptions engraved on the epigraphs.

Thematic lessons
for schools

Until the 2017th the Museum organized a series of thematic lessons explaining the history and culture of Roman civilization in a simple and fascinating way. Through the captivating gaze of archaeology, the students explored, understund and closely looked at the context and the background of historical events they study at school.

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