Friday, April 22, 2016

CCR Walks: The Protestant Cemetery - May 8, 2016

In 1716, Pope Clement XI granted members of the exiled Stuart court the right to be buried near the Pyramid of Caestius. Since then countless artists, diplomats, children, pastors, invalids, eccentrics and exiles, mostly non-Catholics, have been laid to sleep in the shadow of Rome's great Piramide Cestia. Come explore the so-called Protestant Cemetery and learn some of the many tales told by the silent tombstones, on a walk held to mark the historic cemetery 's 300th anniversary. 

When: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 9:45 a.m. departure, 9:30 for coffee beforehand.
Meeting point: Exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €15 for members and €20 for non-members, including a €5 contribution for the upkeep of the cemetery, which is entirely private and has no public funding.
RSVP required by Thu. May 5th, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.