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July 6-16, 2020  Campania Add-on July 16-21, 2020

Rome Through the Ages. (10  days)  Experience the magnificience of the ancient world with the American Classical League as you are guided through some of the most famous momuments, museums, and archeological sites in Ancient Rome & in nearby Campania. Beginning on the shores of the Tiber River, travel through time as you walk the streets of the emperors, explore ancient sites, and wonder at the exquisite beauty of the statues and artwork housed in the museums in Rome. Imagine walking in the houses of Livia and Augustus, standing in front of the Rostra in the Roman Forum, donning a hard hat to explore the underground site of  Nero's Golden House, and exploring the tombs along the Regina Viarum, Appian Way, while you make your way to the backlots of Cinecittà, where movies like Cleopatra, and Ben Hur were filmed, as well as the Ancient Rome series on HBO. 
Campania Excursion Add-On. (5 days) Following the Rome program, you can choose to continue your journey with the group as they travel by motor coach to sunny Sorrento in the south of Italy. From here you will visit the archeological wonders of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Opolontis while you see first hand artisans making inlaid wood masterpieces, Mozzarella di Bufalo, and wine on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius.
Don’t miss out on the optional night receptions and tours to enjoy the wonders of modern Rome and the amazing city of Sorrento.        
Submit your registration by completing the pdf form and mailing it to the office or by completing an online registration form.
Deposits and payments can be made online through the ACL Portal.

Rome Itinerary (subject to change)

Jul 6

Welcome: Meet group for a garden reception @ the American University of Rome (AUR) atop the Gianicolo, Rome's highest hill.
Rome by Night: Group dinner @ local pizzeria

Jul 7

Rome: Monarchy & Republic: Explore the legends & history of Rome’s beginnings @ the Tiber River, Tiber Island, Forum Boarium, Capitoline Hill, & Circus Maximus.
Rome by Night: Largo Argentina, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona

Jul 8

Roman Art Through the Ages @ the Capitoline Museum: Participate in a special ACL Centennial Workshop in collaboration with the museum.
Rome by Night: Tiber Summer Festival & Jewish Quarter

Jul 9

The Roman Republic & Imperial Rome: Experience the grandeur of the Roman Empire visiting the Imperial Fora, the Palatine, the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, & the excavations beneath the Basilica of San Clemente.
Rome by Night
: Viaggio nei Fori: Caesar’s Forum Immersive Video

Jul 10

Imperial Rome: Spend the morning exploring the excavation site of Ostia, ancient Rome’s port city, and the afternoon visiting the Centrale Montemartini ancient sculpture museum and the Baths of Caracalla.                                                     
Rome by Night: L’ARA COM’ERA Ara Pacis VR Experience

Jul 11

Rome Through the Ages: Tour the Via Appia Antica to see tombs, the Circus of Maxentius & the Catacombs of San Sebastian. After a group lunch, walk through the Ancient Roman sets of Cinecittá.

Jul 12

Imperial Rome: Experience Nero’s Domus Aurea in VR, the frescos in the Palazzo Massimo, and the majesty of the dome of the Pantheon.
Rome by Night: Aqua Virgo Aqueduct at the Rinascente Department Store, Spanish Steps

Jul 13

Rome Through the Ages: Visit St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum, & Vatican Scavi.

Jul 14

Rome Through the Ages: Enjoy the Roman house multimedia experience in the Palazzo Valentini and a tour of the churches in Rome.

Jul 15

Imperial Rome: Walk through Hadrian's Villa, Villa d'Este, and the Temple of Hercules Victor. After a group lunch, visit the Rocca Pia Castle.
Rome by Night: Farewell dinner in Trastevere

Jul 16

Departure or join the Campania Excursion

Campania Excursion (Optional Add On)

Jul 16

Travel by motorcoach to Sorrento. En route, visit Terracina, Sperlonga, Baiae, Cumae, and Formiae.     
Sorrento by Night: Demonstration at Gargiulo & Januzzi inlaid wood factory, group dinner

Jul 17

Visit Herculaneum, Oplontis, and a special stop for lunch at a Mt. Vesuvius winery, afternoon pool or beach time.
Sorrento by Night: Explore Sorrento by night

Jul 18

Tour Amalfi and the Greek temples of Paestum. Special stop at Tenuta Vannulo, a mozzarella di bufalo manufacturer.
Sorrento by Night: Group dinner

Jul 19

Tour Naples, enjoy special Neapolitan pizza lunch. Visit Pompeii and Stabiae.
Sorrento by Night: Dinner on own. Catch the harbor by moonlight.

Jul 20

On your way back to Rome, visit Capua, Monte Cassino, Arpino, and Frosinone.
Rome by Night
: Farewell dinner at Terme de Colosseo with opera singers. Drop a coin in the Trevi.

Jul 21


The American Classical League

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