Social Programme

TOURS

Tours are free can be booked through your personal web page responding to the “Survey on participation to the social programme”

Please note that each tour is subject to a minimum and a maximum number of participants.

 

Wednesday, 29 August 14:30 – 17:00

Centrale Montemartini (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

Tour through the most harmonic combination of Industry and Archeology: The Previous Power Plant of 1912 with its outstanding spaces displays in an atmospheric game of contrasts part of the Capitoline Museums collection. Masterpieces of 2000 years old Roman culptures, frescoes and mosaics from excavations of the 19th and 20th century.

 

Basilica of St. Paul (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

One of the Four Papal Basilicas and one of the oldest churches of Rome built in the 4th century on the tomb of the Apostle Paul. Rebuilt after the fire in 1823 and famous for the papal portraits. Our tour will cross centuries of its art pieces and history and religion.

(-> religious site: shoulders and knees need to be covered)

 

Catacombs of Domitilla (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

Tour through one of the largest catacombs of Rome, with its 17km of tunnels and corridors, serving as underground burial. Magnificient frescoes, decorations and stone fragments give a glimpse into the life aspects of the early Christian communities.

(-> religious site: shoulders and knees need to be covered ->comfortable shoes)

 

Ancient Appian Way (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

Walking Tour on the Oldest and most important of the ancient Roman Road of the 3rd century BC in order to explore 2000 years old cobble stones,  monumental tombs like Cecilia Metella, the Circus of Maxentius or the remains of Villa Capo di Bove.

(->comfortable shoes)

 

The Churches on the Aventine Hill (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

A stroll on this legendary hill of Rome to discover ancient churches like Santa Sabina, headquarters of the Domenican Order, with one of the oldest Crucifix illustrations, the famous keyhole in front of the Orange Garden of the Knights of Malta.

(-> religious site: shoulders and knees need to be covered)

 

The Crypta Balbi Museum (meeting point: Roma Tre University – Via Silvio d’Amico 77)

This museum represents a “time machine”, showing the devolpment of the City from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages thanks to the archeological remains in the underground and the materials found and showcased in the museum. The archeological site has been excavated over the last decades and shows amazing ruins of Roman every day life.

 

Friday, 31 August 2018 17:30 – 19:30

Piazza Venezia, Trevi  Fountain, Spanish Steps (meeting point: Piazza Venezia)

Walking tour from Piazza Venezia with its palaces, the ancient church of St.Mark and the imposing monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II, reaching the most famous Trevi Fountain and its history. Through narrow streets and characteristic squares we will reach most scenic spot of the Spanish Steps.

Piazza Venezia,  Largo Argentina, Pantheon, Piazza Navona (meeting point: Piazza Venezia)

Walking tour from Piazza Venezia to Largo Argentina showing ruins of 4 ancient roman temples, moving to best preserved ancient Roman building: the Pantheon and its outstanding architecture to reach Piazza Navona , the ancient stadium of Domitian transformed into a beautiful square with its spectacular fountains and scenery.

 

Friday, 31 August 2018 18:00 – 19:30

Colosseum and Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Imperial Fora (Nerva, Augustus, Trajan, Forums of Ceasar,) Capitoline Hill (meeting point:Metro B Stop “Colosseeo” )

From the most famous monument of Rome, the Colosseum, we we will cross the centuries of Rome from the 4th century Arch of Constantine and pass by the remains of the Forum of Augustus and Nerva, the imposing Column and Markets of Trajan to reach the Forum of Cesar and the Republican Forum

 

Circus Maximus, Forum Boarium, (Temples of Portunus,Hercules, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin) Area of Sant’Omobono, Jewish Ghetto and Tiber Island. (meeting point: Metro B Stop “Circo Massimo” )

Considered to be the cradle of Rome, the area of the Forum Boarium was the Cattle and Food Market where we can still admire the temple of Hercules and of Portunus, passing by the famous mouth of truth in the Porticus of St. Maria in Cosmedin. From the  area of S.Ombono (7th Century BC.) We move to the characteristic Jewish Ghetto and the Tiber Island, always associated with medicine, once seat of the temple of Asclepius, nowadays seat of the Hospital Fatebenefratelli.

 

 

POST TOUR

The post tour can be booked on your personal web page responding to the “Survey on participation to the social programme”. The cost of the post tour is 75*€, includes bus travel, entry to the sites and lunch and has to be paid at the registration desk.

Sunday, 2 September 2018 (09:00 – 17:30)

Tivoli, Villa Gregoriana with Lunch (meeting point: Metro B Stop “Piramide”)

A Journey to Tivoli – summer residence of the Romans since Antiquity and part of the famous Grand Tour in the 19th century, we will visit Villa Gregoriana, suggestive natural park, a beautiful landscape with the remains of an ancient Roman Villa, the Great Waterfall, Grottoes formed by the River Aniene and the rests of two Roman Temples. The tour will end with a lunch in a typical local restaurant.

(-> comfortable shoes)