Senior Women's Travel

Classical Ruins

We must admit, we love ruins. Nothing else, except Venice, starts our imagination soaring more then a classical ruin. The Colosseum and The Forum present the perfect Hollywood package.

Who couldn’t conjure up Russell Crowe, the ultimate gladiator, facing the ultimate challenge in the Colosseum. Then as you trudge across the worn stones and among the fallen columns of the Forum, can’t you envisage Julius Caesar, Marc Anthony, triumphal processions, the clatter of carriages, the conquerors and the conquered.

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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

Rome In Winter

Not scheduled for 2012 unless there is demand.  Contact us if you are interested.

Day 1
Arrive in Rome. Transfer on your own to our hotel, located just a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps. Afternoon rest or take a leisurely walk to Via Condotti with its posh boutiques. Visit the house where Keats lived. Early dinner.

Day 2
See all of the glories of Ancient Rome on a walking tour ... the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Afternoon visit to the Vatican Gardens where Gabriella Fiorucci, a great guide and the author of Mosaic: A Concise History of Mosaics, will share her vast knowledge with us.

Superb Bernini Fountain In Piazza Navona

Superb Bernini Fountain In Piazza Navona

Day 3
Gabriella will arrange special admission for us to the Sistine Chapel so our wait will be short ... Highlights of the Vatican. Dinner at the home of a Cordon Bleu chef with typical Roman specialties.

Day 4
An excursion outside of Rome (to be confirmed).

Day 5
Optional day to do what you want ... museums, shopping, just relaxing. We’ll help you plan your day.

Day 6
Trastevere Tour ... visit this fascinating neighborhood on a walking tour. See the Jewish Ghetto, Santa Maria in Trastevere (12th century basilica) and the liveliest square anywhere, Campo dei Fiori.

Roman ladies all wear mink coats. These wear hats, too.

Roman ladies all wear mink coats. These wear hats, too.

Day 7
Borghese Museum ... Gabriella guides us through this glorious museum, recently restored, with its cache of Caraveggios and sculptures by Canovas and Bernini. Festive farewell dinner.

An evening concert will be part of the schedule.

$2,950 (USD) includes hotel (single occupancy), breakfast and dinner, all activities. Price does not include airfare, airport transfers, Optional Day activities.