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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.
- How many days would you like the tour to be?
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- Which sites and venues would you like to prioritize? Do you want to just pass by or explore inside as well?
- Do you have any mobility concerns?
- Who are you traveling with? What are their ages and interests?
Giovanna is an art historian and Rome native. She has a Master's degree in art history from the Sapienza University of Rome with a specialization in Modern and Medieval art. She works as an editorial consultant for a number of cultural organizations in Rome including the Superintendency of Archaeology of Rome. Giovanna is fluent in Italian (mother tongue), English, and French, and has a unique interest in Mannerism.
Olivia is a Rome licensed guide and an expert art historian who has worked as a main contributor to the award-winning Eyewitness Guide to Rome. She combines this role with her job as a professor, teaching a course at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Rome on Roman civilization. In addition she has contributed to the National Geographic Lost Cities of the Ancient World. Olivia infuses her discussion of Rome with a sense of what it's like to grow up in the city and be Roman.
Gregory, a native of Providence, R.I., studied classics at high school and as an undergraduate at McGill University. He has completed coursework for a Master's degree in theology at the Pontifical Institute for Patristic Studies, or the "Augustinianum," in Rome and is currently waiting to take his comprehensives and defend his thesis on the church fathers. Gregory leads walks of the Vatican and other religious sites in Rome, but he is also a superb classicist and one of the few Context:Rome docents who can hold a conversation in Latin.
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