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Castelli Romani: weekend with the archaeologist – 11 June

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Castelli Romani: weekend with the archaeologist for history lovers

Minimum 10 people

Book with us a weekend dedicated to history and culture lovers and for those who want to know all the secrets hidden in the hills of the Castelli Romani . It starts with a visit to Tivoli and Villa Adriana , not far from the Castelli Romani area, where, accompanied by a professional archaeologist, you will be able to discover the most imposing imperial villa that has been preserved. The second day is dedicated to Albano Laziale and Castelgandolfo . The first, famous for the Roman amphitheater and the Baths of Caracalla, will amaze you with the Roman Cisternone, the only one in the world still functioning. On Lake Albano di Castelgandolfo you can instead visit, in the company of the archaeologist, the interior of the Domizianei Nymphaeums (Dorico and Bergantino), unique places of Roman architecture. On the third day you will finally go to the discovery of the city of Palestrina . Not to be missed is its National Archaeological Museum, famous for the Nile mosaic, as well as the ancient Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia and the Terrace of the hemicycles. Come with us for this weekend, in the company of a professional archaeologist, to discover the ancient secrets hidden in the Castelli Romani! Please note: some visits must be approved in advance by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. Authorization is generally granted for bookings made with at least 15-20 days notice. Attention: in the event that the legislation for the containment of Covid provides for the closure of museums and archaeological sites on weekends, the departure will be rescheduled to another date.

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FRIDAY: TIVOLI AND VILLA ADRIANA (- / - / D)

Arrival in Tivoli by own means in the early afternoon and guided tour with the historic and art critic of Hadrian's Villa, the most impressive and complex Roman imperial villa that has survived; it was built by the emperor Hadrian starting from 117 AD. in a site rich in water, tuff and pozzolana, where since the Republican age the Roman aristocrats had built their luxurious country residences. Return to the hotel in the Roman castles for dinner and overnight stay ..

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SATURDAY: ALBANO LAZIALE AND CASTEL GANDOLFO (B / - / D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will reach Albano Laziale for the visit of the Roman Amphitheater, built according to the nearby Castra Albana, the camp of the Legio II Parthica founded by the emperor Septimius Severus (193-211), of the Roman Cisternone unique in the world still functioning and delle Terme di Caracalla, an imposing building complex in Albano Laziale was already known in ancient times as the palace of the mythical king Ascanio, son of Aeneas and founder of Albalonga. Free lunch. In the afternoon we will continue to Lake Albano di Castelgandolfo for a guided tour by our archaeologist inside the Domizianei Nymphaeums: Dorico and Bergantino, unique places of Roman architecture. The two nymphaeums were, in all likelihood, an integral part of the important residential facilities of the republican and imperial era that stood nearby. The Doric Nymphaeum takes its name from the Doric entablature present on the three sides of the room, while the Bergantino, obtained in a natural cave, from the boat "Il Brigantino" that Pope Alexander VII used to put there in the seventeenth century. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

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SUNDAY: PALESTRINA (B / - / -)

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Morning dedicated to the discovery of Palestrina and its National Archaeological Museum, housed in the historic Colonna Barberini palace and which houses most of the archaeological finds found in the city, with the highlight of the museum collection, the famous 'mosaic of the Nile', a masterpiece of art and technique dating back to the end of the second century. BC The real surprise, however, are the 16 rooms that make up the museum, including statues and reliefs, altars and ex-votos, cysts and mosaics. Leaving the museum, we will visit the splendid outdoor archaeological area with the remains of the architectural structures and the imposing terraces of the ancient Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia. You will descend monumental stairs and ramps and stop on the Terrace of the hemicycles. Return to their respective places of origin.

Tariff per person, starting from:

DepartureSupplement singleDouble
From 1 November 2020 to 2 August 2021€ 90-
From 1 November 2020 to 31 December 2021-€ 360

Notes

Prices valid with at least 10 participants

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Double single use supplement € 100
Superior double room supplement € 20

The tariff includes

  • 2 nights in a double / twin room in a 4 * hotel in the Castelli Romani with bed and breakfast treatment
  • 2 dinners in the restaurant of 3 courses each, drinks not included
  • Guided services carried out by a licensed guide / historian and art critic and specialist interventions by an archaeologist as per program (HD 3 hours and FD 6 hours)

The tariff does not include

  • Transport
  • Meals and drinks where not included
  • Admissions: costs per person: Villa Adriana € 10.00 (The tour lasts at least 2 hours. The nature of the path in the archaeological area with paths and gradients requires the use of suitable clothing and footwear); Roman cistern Albano Laziale € 2.00; National Archaeological Museum of Palestrina and Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia € 5.00
  • Pre-sale rights (required if you want to book tickets)
  • Traveler fees
  • Radio guide € 2 / day
  • Anything not specified in "the price includes"
  • Registration fee € 45

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