Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CCR Walks with Olivia: Medieval Rome - The Hidden City Above Our Heads - February 1, 2014

This tour includes a special permit visit to the Nymphaeum of Via Annibaldi. 

We explore the Monti neighbourhood looking for the unsung greatness of Medieval Rome. Sandwiched between the impressive monuments of antiquity and the stately Renaissance buildings, Medieval Rome, inhabited by pilgrims, anti-Popes, visionaries, and gangster-like clans of self-styled aristocrats is still visible on the slopes of the Esquiline Hill. We start off looking at the colourful mosaics of a nymphaeum, followed by the remains of a Roman domus buried beneath one of the most impressive towers, the Annibaldi tower. Then we head off to explore the rest of the neighbourhood.

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014 
Time: 9:30 a.m. Please be punctual as the permit is for 9:30 sharp. Those who would like to meet for coffee beforehand please join us at 9:00 a.m. The walk lasts about two and a half hours. 
Meeting Point: a bar near the Colosseum. The exact meeting point will be sent out to registered participants. 
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 for non-members. Entrance fee: 4 euro 
RSVP required by Wednesday, January 29. ATTN: Linda at canadarome@gmail.com or Olivia at oliviaercoli1@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation. 
NOTE: Please bring correct change, familiarize yourself with the meeting place ahead of time and make sure you are ready to depart promptly.