Thursday, May 4, 2017

CCR Walks: Ramblings on the Colle Oppio - May 28, 2017

Baths, princely mansions, luscious gardens and splendid statuary were once found on the Colle Oppio. Historical witnesses to these splendours included Pliny, Michelangelo, and the great 19th-century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani.  Our ramble on the hill will touch on these accounts as well as chart more recent findings during the past 15 years. Thanks to a special permit we will also inspect the so-called Sette Sale (Trajan-era water cisterns) and the Auditorium of Augustus’ famous friend, Maecenas, as we unpack the hill’s fascinating history.

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. for coffee; 9:30 a.m. for the walk.
Meeting point: Near the Colle Oppio; exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.  There will also be an additional fee of €8 to enter the two special sites included on this walk.
RSVP required by Thursday May 25, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NB: Please bring correct change.