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- Our first day will explore the often missed (but extraordinarily preserved site) of Ostia Antica, the ancient port city a mere hour outside of Rome.
- Once in Ostia, we’ll visit ancient apartments, markets, and gathering places to understand the daily life and commercial forces behind the Rome’s vast empire.
- Our second day will shift focus towards the key archaeological monuments of Forum, Palatine Hill, and Colosseum.
- After a local lunch, we’ll explore the ancient underpinnings beneath street level, with explorations into Rome’s crypts, sewers, and buried temples, seeing firsthand the layers of the Eternal City.
- We’ll conclude with another day excursion from Rome, this time visiting the famous ancient ruins of Pompeii and the nearby Naples Archaeological Museum.
- Buried in an instant by an explosion of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Pompeii offers a remarkably preserved glimpse into the daily life of Ancient Romans, from slaves, to children, to powerful city aristocrats.
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- Who are you traveling with? What are their ages and interests?
Frank is an art historian and studied at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is a former fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and lectures for the museum throughout Europe. After many years in New York, he returned to Rome, where he was raised, and is now part of the art history faculty at Temple University Rome.
Cecilia is an art historian and a native Roman with a Master's degree in Medieval and Renaissance art from the Sapienza University of Rome. Although her specialty is painting and decorative arts, she has a broad knowledge of the history of Rome and a personal passion for ancient history, which she shares on many antiquity-themed itineraries. Cecilia has worked actively in the past as a lecturer, teacher, and curator of exhibitions. She had been a staff member of the didactive service of the Vatican Museums, the Galleria Doria Pamphili and the Galleria Colonna where she still frequently consults. As a licensed guide for Rome and Florence and with a specialized teaching degree, she has more than 20 years of experience in leading highly-qualified tours.
Liz, a native of San Francisco, California holds degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Università degli studi "La Sapienza", Rome. She specialized in restoration and urban design. Her restoration projects have brought her to work in direct contact with the rich historical layers of Rome and Italy. She has been leading study walks for Context Rome since its beginning and has lived in Rome since 1988 practicing architecture, researching design and lecturing at university study abroad programs.
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