Basilicas of Rome
We will visit some of Rome's finest Basilicas.
The Vatican Museums
This is in depth tour of the Vatican Museums that includes the spectacular St Peter's Basilica
Squares and Churches
This spectacular tour takes in the Trevi Fountains, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona and the astounding Sant'Ignazio Church
Churches from the 1400s onwards
Visits include the gothic Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, the Baroque illusionism of Sant'Ignazio and the Baroque San Ivo la Sapienza.
The Early History of Christianity
We will explore the history of Early Christianity visiting churches like San Clemente with the Temple of Mithras and San Damaso in Via dei Fori Imperiali
A whole day of Ancient Rome
With visits to the Circus Maximus; Forum Boarium; Teatro Marcello; the Isola Tiberina; Lunch in a restaurant among Roman ruins; Roman Jewish Ghetto and finally a visit to the Pantheon
We will visit the Galleria Borghese to see the incredible Bernini sculptures, followed by a walk through Villa Borghese Park and then see views of Rome from the Pincio
Art on location
Visit the churches of Piazza del Popolo and see art by Caravaggio, Pinturicchio; decorations by Bernini, and architecture by Raphael.
Here you will be confronted with perhaps the most mystical building in the world, and perhaps we will even experience Infinity!
This Temple to the Gods is one of the most spectacular feats of engineering you are ever likely to see and it still holds the record of being the largest, unreinforced cement dome in the world! Built between 27BC and 14AD we will discuss how it was built, the structure's early uses, its conversion to a Christian church, as well as the people buried there - which includes the Renaissance artist Raphael and later Italian Kings.
Once the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, it was later incorporated into the defensive walls surrounding Rome, and then became a strategic fortress for the Pope in the 1400s. We will explore the monumental Roman architecture, discover the astronomical devices of Emperor Hadrian, learn about the Mannerist painters from the school of Raphael who decorated the Pope’s rooms, and see some of the most spectacular views in Rome from the terrace.
The Capitoline Museums
The museum at the heart of Rome - it has been recently refurbished and is a total winner!
The Senatorial building, designed by Michelangelo, stands on the ancient Roman “Tabularium”, or record offices and archives of Rome. The buildings that house the Capitoline Museums today are also the seat of the Roman Council, making this location the heart of the city , and in the museum one of the highlights is the famous “She Wolf” (a bronze statue of a wolf), who in the legendary foundation stories of Rome found the abandoned baby brothers Romulus and Remus and raised them as her own - Romulus went on to found Rome. The Capitoline Museum collections will allow us to trace the history of Rome through works of art.
I can provide other tours as well... just ask!
Such as...the Ara Pacis, The Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market, San Clemente, The Galleria Borghese, the Museo Nazionale, Galleria Doria Pamphilj... and more!