• Explore the political and religious heart of the Roman Empire – its glorious capital city, adorned with great monuments, sculptures and villas
• Visit the harbour city of Ostia, Rome’s ancient port
• Discover Hadrian’s magnificent villa complex at Tivoli, a UNESCO World Heritage site
BA, BD, FSAScot
specialist in archaeology and ancient history
Depart Heathrow 1045 on British Airways, arriving Rome 1420. Transfer to Hotel Albergo Santa Chiara for five nights. Introductory talk.
Morning talk: The Men who made Rome followed by excursion to Ostia (ancient port of Rome). Return via Baths of Carcalla (extensive ruins with mosaic decoration).
Morning: visit to the Colosseum. Afternoon: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Musei Capitolini (home of fine civic painting and sculpture collection). Evening talk: Hadrian.
Morning: Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli. Afternoon: Museo Nazionale Romano (wonderful frescoes and mosaics) and Diocletian’s Baths. Free evening.
Morning: Castel Sant’Angelo and Ara Pacis (altar in honour of Augustus). Afternoon: Pantheon and Piazza Navona (Domitian’s Circus) followed by optional visits to Trajan’s Column and Trajan’s Market.
Free morning. Depart Rome 1515, arriving Heathrow 1655.
2 Nov — 7 Nov 2019
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Cost of £1695 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room standard supplement £70, single room superior supplement £185.