ROME

The Colosseum

Roman Odyssey: Experience the archaeology, mythology and history of the city of Rome, from its legendary foundation through the Roman and Renaissance periods.

The city of Rome, centre of culture and civilisation, from the founding of the city on Palatine Hill by Romulus and Remus to the exploration and settlement of the region by Greeks and Trojans. The story continues for thousands of years, through the rise and fall of the Republic and Empire, into the period of the Papal States centred in Vatican City, to the beautiful Renaissance, Baroque and later phases of the city visible today.

Literature & History:

  • Virgil’s Aeneid and the legend of Troy
  • Livy’s History of Rome and the legend of Romulus and Remus
  • Expansion of Roman Republic and major encounters with its enemies: The Gauls, Macedon of Philip and Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus, Hannibal, the wars with rival Italic people. The civil wars, the end of the Republic and rise of the Empire.

Roman Eagle. SPQR – Senatus Populusque Romanus.

The Vatican

Attractions/ArchaeoMusements:

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Roman Forum and Imperial Fora of Augustus, Trajan and Hadrian
  • Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Villa Borghese
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona and Nero’s Hippodrome
  • Circus Maximus
  • Villa Giulia
  • Theatres of Pompey and Marcellus
  • Tiber Island and the area of the Renaissance ‘Ghetto’
  • Domus Aurea of Nero
  • Trajan’s column
  • Catacombs
  • Ara Pacis
  • Mausoleum of Augustus and Hadrian (Castel Santangelo)

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