Castel Gandolfo
Castel Gandolfo
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Rome is a city of monumental buildings, tall apartment blocks and narrow winding streets, relieved only by the occasional public spaces and kept moving by the great highways and a port of entry on the coast. This is modern Rome, but the words are just as true of the ancient metropolis, seat of empire and mistress of the world, from fog-bound northern Britain to the gritty Syrian Desert.

Such a city has a thousand stories hidden in its teeming streets and during this special tour we will be guided by Lindsey Davis, whose novels of the investigators Marcus Didius Falco and Flavia Albia have brought the city to life in all its glorious and nefarious splendour. Join us as we follow in Falco’s footsteps, visiting palaces, slums, ports and country estates as we trace the unforgettable tale of ancient Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Travel in the company of esteemed novelist Lindsey Davis as she takes you on a unique tour of Falco’s Rome
  • Visit some rarely visited sites, including the Domus Aurea, Domitian’s Palace in Castel Gandolfo and the Mithraeum underneath the Circus Maximus
  • Visit Ostia Antica, the wonderfully preserved great port city that kept the capital of an empire fed and supplied

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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