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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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- 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?
Alessandro is an archaeologist and art historian, and studied Greek and Roman archaeology with Mario Torelli and Filippo Coarelli. He has published his undergraduate thesis on Greek Works of Art in the Age of Augustus, his Ph.D. thesis on Hellenistic Sculpture, as well as a number of articles on Greek and Roman art. An expert in cultures and civilizations of the Mediterranean, Alessandro has traveled from Morocco to Iran, participated in excavation programs in southern Italy and Greece, and lived in Athens for a long period. He has collaborated with travel magazines, published a guide book on the Greek Islands. A book of photos and short proses was recently published with the title Aura. Voyage to Italy. He gives tours in Umbria, Rome, and other parts of Italy, he lectures for public and private associations. He also teaches archaeology and art history in American and Canadian universities in Rome, Tuscany, and Perugia. He has three children, Sofia, Dario, and Dafne.
Livia obtained a degree in Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome and has a Master's degree in the History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Roma Tre. Her main field of interest is ancient Roman topography and early Christian architecture; however, she is an accomplished scholar whose teaching ability extends to the Renaissance and Baroque Rome. As a native Roman, Livia is very enthusiastic in sharing the deep love and knowledge she has for her hometown with clients.
Janet has lived between Rome and U.S.A. while working on her dissertation for Columbia University on photography in Italy under Fascism. Before that, she worked as an editor for an arts publication in Chicago. She is a painter and has taught drawing and painting in art schools and art departments in the Boston area. Her specialization in Modern Italy addresses the effects on Italians of living with history while defining themselves as modern so she has become familiar with Rome's many pasts and their expression through art and architecture. She is now based in Rome where, among other things, she sings in a Gospel Choir.
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