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Early Christian & Medieval Rome

22 Feb — 27 Feb 2021 | 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

Flight from London to Rome on British Airways. 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. Flight from Rome to London.

Tour Dates

22 Feb — 27 Feb 2021

Days

6

Cost

£1895

Tour Code

ECMR-21

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Testimonial

“Extraordinarily knowledgeable, and with great intellectual breadth. A good communicator, unfailingly open to debate. His readings from poetry, drama and historical sources were an absolute bonus.”
ACE Traveller

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. The coach may not be able to drop the group directly outside the hotel.

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 £1895 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a standard twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single standard room supplement £50, single superior room supplement £95.

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