Sapienza Tour

Sapienza Tour is the official guided tour service of the University of Rome 'La Sapienza" which aims to enhance the university's cultural heritage making it accessible to the largest audience possible. Groups, associations, tour operators, tourist guides can contact the office to arrange details for a meeting or get more information.

The guided tour service at Sapienza University was created for the 80th anniversary celebrations and the restoration of the mural by Mario Sironi in the Auditorium of the Rectorate Building.

This large fresco in which Sironi represents "Italy between the Arts and the Sciences" is the natural starting point of a journey to discover masterpieces of architecture, modern and contemporary art, kept in that extraordinary laboratory of ideas and culture that Sapienza and its main campus have been for over seven houndred years.

Here are the main points of the tour at the Main Campus (the work of several rationalist architects supervised by the architect Marcello Piacentini): 

  1. Rectorate Building with the Lecture Hall and mural by Mario Sironi "Italy between the Arts and the Sciences" and the Senate Hall with the Sapienza banner;
  2. "Stanislao Cannizzaro" Chemistry Building;
  3. "Guglielmo Marconi" Physics Building;
  4. Mathematics Building (by Giò Ponti);
  5. Divina Sapienza Chapel;
  6. Piazzale della Minerva with the Statue of Minerva by Arturo Martini.

Places to Visit in Rome:

  1. Via Eudossiana Building and cloisters;
  2. Villa Mirafiori Building;
  3. Piazza Fontanella Borghese Building and the Literary Café.

In addition to the rationalist architecture at La Sapienza there are 18 museums coordinated by the Sapienza Museum Pole that preserve a unique heritage: anthropology, anatomy and medicine, earth sciences, classical art, archeology, chemistry and physics, contemporary art etc ... everything is told through preserved artifacts, workshops, temporary exhibitions, events etc ...


Groups, associations, tour operators, tour guides can contact the office to arrange details of the tour or get more information. The visits are reserved for groups of minimum 10 people, maximum 40, unless otherwise authorized by the Heritage Enhancement Office.


Via bank transfer or directly to the Sapienza Store in Viale Regina Elena 334.

Bibliographic References

Azzaro, B. (2012). La città universitaria della Sapienza di Roma e le sedi esterne, 1907-1932: 1. Roma: Gangemi.

D'Agostino, L., & Billi, E. (2018). Sironi svelato: Il restauro del murale della Sapienza. Roma: Campisano Editore.

Virtual Tour

Visiting Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Appointment required)

Tickets: €5

There are no impediments for individuals with motor disabilities


Ingresso da Piazzale Aldo Moro
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 - Roma , RM , Italy
Phone: 06 4991 0524-0198-0748 

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