Rome Conference 2017

Thursday 18 May (HALF DAY)

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletian and Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli: a tour through some of the less known beautiful attractions of Rome

Programme

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Pick up service from the Hotel Universo (Via Principe Amedeo, 5B)

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Transfer to Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (by foot)

2:30 PM – 4:20 PM

Guided Tour to Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Description

This nineteenth-century palace in Neo-Renaissance style, close to the Termini Train Station, houses one of the world's most important collections of Classical art. On the four floor of the museum, sculptures, frescoes and mosaics, coins and jewels document the evolution of the Roman artistic culture from the late Republican age through Late Antiquity (2nd c. BCE - 5th c. CE) along with an exhibition path in which Ancient Roman history, myths and everyday life live anew. 

4:20 PM – 4:30 PM

Departure to  Baths of Diocletian (by foot)

                                         4:30 PM- 5:45 PM

Guided Tour to Baths of Diocletian and to Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Description

The Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano) are the most imposing thermal complex ever built in Rome. Builted between 298 and 306 CE, it has 13 hectares and could accommodate up to 3000 people at the same time, within a structure consisting of different areas such as gymnasia, libraries, a swimming pool of more than 3500 square metres and those rooms that were the heart of every thermal complex: the frigidarium(cold bath), the tepidarium (lukewarm bath) and the calidarium (hot bath). It was precisely these latter spacious rooms the ones converted by Michelangelo into the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Christian Martyrs: in the other environments arose the Carthusian Monastery, conceived by the artist himself.

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Transfer to Hotel Universo (Via Principe Amedeo, 5B) 

Friday 19 May 2017 (FULL DAY)

A tour between the hidden churches of the city centre and the alleyways of the Jewish Ghetto

Programme

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Pick up service from the Hotel Universo (Via Principe Amedeo, 5B)

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Transfer from the Hotel to the starting point of the tour  (with private transportation)

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Guided Tour through the Hidden Churches of the city centre

                                                                 Description

When you think of Rome, you usually think about sensational archeological remains, monumental fountains and amazing churches like St. Peter’s Basilica, but do you know where many other artistic beauties and less known treasures are spread throughout the city, most of them preserved behind churches’ facades? This tour aims to discover those wonderful artworks, giving you the coordinates to understand the role of Roman churches during the centuries: 

Places to visit: Church of Santa Maria della Vallicella, Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi and Church of Sant’Ignazio.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

At the end of the tour, the guests will visit one of the most famous food markets of the city centre: the farmers market in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori. Here the guide will explain the role and the functioning of romans food markets and will introduce the guests to local products. In the end, the guests will have the chance to taste some of the most important dishes of the roman street food: pizza with mortadella, fried cod and gelato.

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

In the afternoon, guests will be guided through the secrets and the traditions of the Jewish Ghetto. Guests will have the chance to walk along the small alleyways of this district and taking more about it's story, which goes from the Roman Empire (with the building of the Porticus Octaviae) to the recent past. The tour will end on the top of the Capitoline Hill, where having a wonderful view of the Roman Forums.

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Transfer from the ending point of the tour to the Hotel Universo (with private transportation)