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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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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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