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Early Christian & Medieval Rome

21 Feb — 26 Feb 2022 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson,

BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1245, arriving Rome 1620.  Transfer to Albergo Santa Chiara for five nights.

Day

2

Morning: San Crisogono (Paleochristian crypt), Santa Cecilia and the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.  Afternoon: Santa Sabina (fine example of an early Christian church in Rome), Santa Maria in Cosmedin and San Giorgio in Velabro. Evening talk: Early Christian Rome.

Day

3

Morning: Catacombs of Priscilla (frescoes including earliest image of Madonna and Child), Santa Costanza and Sant’Agnese.  Afternoon: Santa Maria Maggiore (nave and triumphal arch mosaics), Santa Pudenziana and Santa Prassede. Evening talk: The Development of Early Christian Art.

Day

4

Morning: San Clemente and Santi Cosma e Damiano, followed by some free time in the area of the Colosseum and Roman Forum.  Afternoon: San Giovanni in Laterano, Sancta Sanctorum cappella papale, Santi Quattro Coronati. Free evening.

Day

5

Visits in the Vatican City: St Peter’s Basilica and Necropolis.  Afternoon: Castel Sant’Angelo.

Day

6

Morning walking tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Campo de’ Fiori. Depart Rome 1430, arriving Heathrow 1620.

Tour Dates

21 Feb — 26 Feb 2022

Days

6

Cost

£1995

Tour Code

ECME-22

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Testimonial

 “The content of the tour was excellent and Andrew’s input and anecdotes made subject come alive.” - ACE Customer on 2020 Early Christian & Medieval Rome tour

FITNESS/PRACTICALITIES

Please note that this tour has a full itinerary and involves extensive walking, including over many cobbled streets, so a good level of fitness is required.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £150.

Cost of £1945 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, standard single room supplement £50, superior single room supplement £95.

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