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Rome, Italy: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers

Explore must-see highlights and local favorites in the Eternal City
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1 hour and 5 minutes
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  • Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum
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Lecture Description
For the curious traveler, few places capture the imagination as well as the "eternal city" of Rome. With more than 3,000 years of history to explore, local expert Cecilia Martini will guide us through the can't miss highlights of a successful trip to Rome – while also revealing several of the city's best-kept secrets. Our picture-perfect itinerary includes artistic masterpieces in their original context, beautiful churches and cathedrals, and world-class museums, along with local pointers and tips.
Meet Your Expert

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.

In this lecture, we will cover an array of insider tips and tricks to enhance your visit to landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Vatican, but also expose lesser-known monuments that are equally worth a visit. We'll also discover off the beaten path trips to destinations that are local favorites, and learn practical trip-planning tips. Led by a native Roman and expert on Italian culture, this talk will dive into Rome's most iconic sights and also look beyond them to propose additional truly memorable experiences for the sophisticated traveler.
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This was an absolutely fantastic talk on the highlights of Rome, covering almost every interest. I'm going to Rome in May and got lots of ideas from Cecilia.
I am now ready to book my trip to Rome thanks to this lecture! Cecilia Martini was filled with tips, ideas, great undiscovered areas to visit while in Rome!