Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dates Announced: Journey to Michelangelo's Rome with Angela

I have two trips to Rome scheduled: October, 2015 and February, 2016. I hope you'll think about joining me! 

Michelangelo’s Rome [Proposed Itinerary; Subject to Change]
October 8-18, 2015 or February 11-21, 2016

Florence Add-On: Your trip could start with the optional 4 days in Florence. Read on here for more!

Day 1: Depart USA for Rome

Day 2: Arrival in Rome, the Eternal City
Your plane will be met by a driver who will take you to Hotel Santa Maria, our accommodations for our stay. Once every one has arrived and is settled in, we will gather walk through the city center.
We might visit: The Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and Santa Maria sopra Minerva: Michelangelo’s Risen Christ.

Day 3: Imperial Rome and the Tragedy of the Tomb
We will visit several ancient sites which influenced Michelangelo’s work in addition to one of his greatest sculptures. Walking and taking the subway, we can visit:
The Colosseum, San Pietro in Vincoli: Michelangelo’s Moses, San Clemente

Dinner together at a local restaurant.

Day 4: The Capitoline Hill
Michelangelo was commissioned to rebuild the hilltop which was muddy and disheveled. What resulted was a masterpiece of civic architecture.
We will visit: The Forum and the Capitoline Hill

Day 5: Ostia Antica
Today we can take the train out to the ruins of Rome’s port city, Ostia. Located on the sea shore, Ostia Antica is an amazing park to explore with a theater, a Jewish temple, stores, homes, and houses of worship – all open for visiting.
Lunch or dinner together at a local restaurant.

Day 6: San Pietro
We will begin with a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica to see Michelangelo’s Rome Pieta as well as the dome. In the evening we will have an exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel.
We will visit: St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums

Day 7: Free Day to explore the beauty of Rome ● Dinner together at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este
Today we will drive beyond Rome’s city limits to Tivoli and Hadrian’s Villa. The spectacular grounds of Emperor Hadrian’s estate sprawl across acres of olive orchards and active archeological digs. Following a lunch together, we will visit Villa d’Este -- the summer home of the Este family and site of a truly remarkable garden and Renaissance fountains now restored to their original beauty.
Lunch together at a local restaurant.

Day 9: Galleria Borghese
Michelangelo’s influence spanned centuries and can still be felt today. We will visit the Galleria Borghese which houses a large collection of sculpture by Bernini -- one of Michelangelo’s philosophical heirs. After our timed entrance to the museum, we will explore the grounds of the Villa Borghese, a beautiful park in the heart of Rome.

Day 10: Free Day to explore the beauty of Rome 
In the evening we will gather one last time for a celebration dinner together at a local restaurant.

Day 11: Depart Rome for home (or continue on to Venice on the Venice Add-on

Interested? Email Angela for pricing and more information. 

1 comment:

package holidays italy said...

Looks like a great trip! I have very fond memories of Rome myself, such a wonderful city! And the ice cream, oh, the ice cream;)

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