Friday, January 31, 2014

CCR Walks with Olivia: Auditorium di Mecenate - February 22, 2014

(If the Saturday walk is full this visit will be repeated at the same time on Sunday February 23, numbers permitting.)

Special permission secured for access to the Auditorium di Mecenate.

Much of the Esquiline Hill originally lay outside the Servian Walls and was occupied by cemeteries. These disappeared during Augustus's times, as his long-time friend and political ally Maecenas, reclaimed the area for a large villa and extensive gardens lavishly decorated with statuary, fountains and pavilions. In Largo Leopardi one of these pavilions was rediscovered in the 19th century during excavations in the area of Piazza Vittorio.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 in the area of Largo Leopardi
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 for non-members. Entrance fee: 4
RSVP required by Wednesday, February 19. ATTN: Linda at or Olivia at 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.