An Inspired Itinerary - Rome Through the Ages
Spend a day with Cecilia exploring some of the finest but best kept secrets of Roman art and history while tracing a path chronologically through the city. Our day begins at the Church of San Clemente, where we will get a glimpse into the mysterious cult of Mithras in its subterranean temple. Progressing above ground we’ll move through the early Christian era and the development of medieval art and enjoy the mosaics in the apse. Before leaving the church, we will move a step forward in the early Renaissance, exploring the frescoes in the Chapel of St Catherine.
Over lunch in nearby Trastevere, we will have time to prepare for our afternoon together at the Vatican Museums. The vast collection can feel overwhelming, but with the help of a trained guide and art historian, we’ll see the most meaningful works and understand their context. Most importantly, we will meet the star of the Roman Renaissance, Michelangelo Buonarotti, and see his majestic Sistine Chapel ceiling and Last Judgement frescos up close. The silence and splendor of the artworks within will be the perfect conclusion to our deep dive into the art and history of Rome with Cecilia.
The published itinerary represents Cecilia’s favorite way to visit Rome. If you would like to customize the experience, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss options and pricing with you.
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.
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