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Early Christian & Medieval Rome

11 Feb — 16 Feb 2019 | 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 1240, arriving Rome Fiumicino 1625. Transfer to Albergo Santa Chiara for five nights.

Day

2

Morning: Santa Cecilia, San Crisogono (Palaeo-Christian crypt), 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 lecture: 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 lecture: From Byzantine to the Renaissance – the Development of Christian Art.

Day

4

Morning: St John Lateran, Sancta Sanctorum and Baptistery (early mosaics and frescoes). Afternoon: San Clemente and Santi Cosma e Damiano.

Day

5

Visits in the Vatican City: St Peter’s Basilica, Tombs of Popes and necropolis. Afternoon: Castel Sant’Angelo

Day

6

Morning visits to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Santa Maria sopra Minerva and Campo de’ Fiori. Depart Rome 1715, arriving Heathrow 1855.

Tour Dates

11 Feb — 16 Feb 2019

Days

6

Cost

£1795

Tour Code

ECMR-19

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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


FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£150.00


Fitness requirements

A good level of fitness is required for this tour, as it involves a good deal of walking and the programme is a full one.

 

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single superior room supplement £70

 
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