Imperial Rome and Trajan Market Tour Monday July 11

Journey back in time to the height of the ancient Roman Empire on a tailor-made guided tour of Rome's most impressive imperial monuments. You will beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the mighty Colosseum, where you'll learn about the brutal world of gladiators and emperors, the life and legends of the mighty empire, as you imagine the battles of gladiators and lions inside the arena. The tour will continue to the Roman Forum, the oldest of the Fora, which was the first political and religious centre of Rome. We will proceed to the Trajan Market, a large and well preserved complex of ruins located at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The buildings and structures present a living model of life in the Roman capital and a glimpse at the continuing restoration in the city which reveals new treasures and insights about Ancient Roman architecture. The upper levels of the market were used for offices while the lower part, in front of Trajan's Forum, had shops selling oil, wines, seafood, groceries, vegetables and fruit.

Requirements: None

Underground Rome Tour Monday July 11

An extraordinary opportunity to discover Rome from an unusual point of view. You will visit underground galleries, catacombs, hidden and secret rooms... an underground heritage as rich as the one at street level. With a special exclusive opening of different sites, you will discover and learn some of the historical facts often unknown to most travellers. Explore the early days of Christianity, when Christians were persecuted before Constantine's edict in 313, see where they buried their dead and celebrated their functions. Note: You will not spend the entire duration underground. Your guide will take you to two sites where you will enjoy a pleasant stroll through the historical city centre.

Requirements: None

Trastevere District and Ancient Pharmacy Monday July 11

Enter the labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets on your Trastevere Tour of Rome’s Medieval neighborhood now known for its restaurants & bohemian nature. The heart of this labyrinthine district is Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere dominated by its 12th century Basilica, one of the city's oldest churches. Be sure to see the 12th- and 13th-century mosaics on the facade. As you go inside, see the 22 granite columns taken from ancient city ruins. The tour continues to the Ancient Pharmacy for a private visit. The Fraternal order of Carmelitani Scalzi (Carmelites without shoes), who were masters of herbal medicine since the middle age, set up their convent on this site in 1597. Crossing its entrance, you enter a world made of mortars and stills, vases, majolica and ancient instruments for weighing medicines. The hall stilll retains the 18th century wooden showcases and furniture, while the ceiling is completely frescoed with the Carmelite Order in the center.

Requirements: None

Fresco Painting Class Monday July 11

Frescos are paintings that are created by adding paint to wet plaster. When an artist paints a mural, or a large painting, on a wall, they start by applying a layer of plaster to the wall and then add the paint. The paint sinks into the plaster as it dries and it becomes part of the wall. An experienced art teacher will give an introduction on various techniques and assist you with the realization of your own Fresco, your memento to take home!

Requirements: None

Rome Treasure Hunt Monday July 11

Explore the highlights of Ancient Rome while following a trail through the ruins where the Emperors walked. You will learn about the Colosseum, the Forum and many other famous sites. You will experience the Roman Empire where games were an essential part of society and people’s lives. You will participate in trivia, solve mysteries, take photographs, follow hints and other challenges all while competing with your colleagues. The winners will receive prizes but the most important prize will be all that you learn on this activity during the hunt.

Requirements: None

Egyptian Roma Tour Monday July 11

Did you know there are more ancient obelisks standing in Rome than there are in all of Egypt? On this tour, you will go back in time to 1st century B.C., when Ancient Rome discovered the charm of the Egyption culture, as a result of the conquest of Egypt by Julius Caesar and Augustus. Since then, traces of Egyptian civilization appear more and more in the city. Discover the Piramide Cestia, the grave of a rich politician, covered in Carrara marble, that survived the marble plunderers. Discover prominent Egyptian influence standing in prominent positions throughout the Enternal City on a unique tour.

Requirements: None

Great Baroque, Trevi Fountain and Palazzo Colonna Tour Monday July 11

This unique tour will show you Rome's Baroque beauty with its spectacular fountains and palaces, the capital’s worldwide emblem of magnificence. The Trevi Fountain is the most famous and largest fountain in Rome, considered by many as the most beautiful fountain in the world. The fountain and the square, sum up the spirit of this city very well, with its unique mixture of coexistent beautiful artistic legacies of different historical periods, living together in perfect harmony….don’t forget to throw a coin and make your wish! Next stop, your tour guide will take you to is Palazzo Colonna, one of Rome’s hidden gems. This opulent palace is the residence and art collection of the patrician Colonna family. The largest private palace in Rome, it has a formal garden, multiple reception rooms and a grandiose baroque Great Hall built to honour Marcantonio II Colonna, a hero of the 1571 Battle of Lepanto. Guides recount plenty of anecdotes about family members including fascinating Maria Mancini Mazzarino, a feisty favourite of Louis XIV of France.

Requirements: None

No Activity Monday July 11

Select this option if you do not wish to participate in an activity on this particular day. However, we encourage you to participate in the Networking Activities.

Requirements: None

Squares and Fountains Walking Tour Monday July 11

Enjoy a walking tour of Rome to see it’s fountains and piazzas! Rome has undoubtedly the most captivating and picturesque squares in the world. This is in part due to their gigantic wide-open space as well their historical and cultural surroundings. St. Peter’s Square , Piazza Navona and Piazza della Rotonda are three classic examples a well designed space combined with artistic heritage. Yet many would say in Rome that is water that makes a city square. That is to say, a Roman piazza just isn’t so without the touch of free flowing spring water from Bernini statues and fonts. And this has been the case since the days of the Roman Empire, when Rome was supplied with fresh water by 11 great aqueducts.

Requirements: None

Imperial Rome and Trajan Market Tour Wednesday July 13

Journey back in time to the height of the ancient Roman Empire on a tailor-made guided tour of Rome's most impressive imperial monuments. You will beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the mighty Colosseum, where you'll learn about the brutal world of gladiators and emperors, the life and legends of the mighty empire, as you imagine the battles of gladiators and lions inside the arena. The tour will continue to the Roman Forum, the oldest of the Fora, which was the first political and religious centre of Rome. We will proceed to the Trajan Market, a large and well preserved complex of ruins located at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The buildings and structures present a living model of life in the Roman capital and a glimpse at the continuing restoration in the city which reveals new treasures and insights about Ancient Roman architecture. The upper levels of the market were used for offices while the lower part, in front of Trajan's Forum, had shops selling oil, wines, seafood, groceries, vegetables and fruit.

Requirements: None

Cooking Class in Tyberius Wednesday July 13

The only thing better than eating your way across Rome is learning to make authentic dishes youurself so you can relive the memories and enjoy the flavors back at home. Experience the entire culinary journey with a tour that includes meeting a private chef, perusing the stalls of a local market to search for the freshest produce and of course, enjoying your creations with a glass of wine!

Requirements: None

Great Baroque, Trevi Fountain and Palazzo Colonna Tour Wednesday July 13

This unique tour will show you Rome's Baroque beauty with its spectacular fountains and palaces, the capital’s worldwide emblem of magnificence. The Trevi Fountain is the most famous and largest fountain in Rome, considered by many as the most beautiful fountain in the world. The fountain and the square, sum up the spirit of this city very well, with its unique mixture of coexistent beautiful artistic legacies of different historical periods, living together in perfect harmony….don’t forget to throw a coin and make your wish! Next stop, your tour guide will take you to is Palazzo Colonna, one of Rome’s hidden gems. This opulent palace is the residence and art collection of the patrician Colonna family. The largest private palace in Rome, it has a formal garden, multiple reception rooms and a grandiose baroque Great Hall built to honour Marcantonio II Colonna, a hero of the 1571 Battle of Lepanto. Guides recount plenty of anecdotes about family members including fascinating Maria Mancini Mazzarino, a feisty favourite of Louis XIV of France.

Requirements: None

Bike Tour on the Ancient Appian Way Wednesday July 13

Enjoy this unique bicycle tour which will take you back to a thrilling time in ancient Rome. On this tour you will get to ride on a 2,300-year-old road and discover the remains of this shaping era. Take the chance to explore the green and lovely surrounding areas outside of Rome’s city center. Learn more about the treasures that were built back in the times along the Appian Way, like luxurious bathhouses of Caracalla which Emperors gave their people as a gift back in the days. You will be amazed by the incredible effort and technical precision that were used to construct aqueducts like the Parco degli Aquedotti which supplied the world’s first metropolis with fresh drinking water already thousands of years ago. During your bike ride, you will encounter ancient monuments, catacombs and even herds of sheep!

Requirements: None

Gladiator Fighting Class Wednesday July 13

Did you always want to know what it was like to be gladiator? Growing up, we all heard the stories of gladiators’ courage, strength and incredible fighting skills. Back in the day, these fearsome warriors reenacted battles of Imperial Rome, fought each other to death, and sometimes even wrestled lions and tigers. The tales have persisted throughout the millennia, and so has the world’s fascination with the days of gladiator fights in the Colosseum. Now, you can experience it by yourself – of course, in a less brutal way. Based on the popular notion of historic reenactments, the Gladiator School offers a glimpse into what life was like backstage at the Colosseum in the heyday of Ancient Rome. And, what’s even more amazing: you’ll learn what a Gladiator was like while you’re very near the place where everything actually happened!

Requirements: None

Street Food Tour Wednesday July 13

Taste your way through Rome's street food scene on this gourmet walking tour. Sample a variety of street foods, such as zucchini flowers, suppli, pastries, and pizza, while taking in the impressive scenery of historic Rome all around you. Guided by an expert in local food & wine you are going to discover ancient deli shops, wine tasting and learn in general more about Italian gastronomy culture.

Requirements: None

Rome Treasure Hunt Wednesday July 13

Explore the highlights of Ancient Rome while following a trail through the ruins where the Emperors walked. You will learn about the Colosseum, the Forum and many other famous sites. You will experience the Roman Empire where games were an essential part of society and people’s lives. You will participate in trivia, solve mysteries, take photographs, follow hints and other challenges all while competing with your colleagues. The winners will receive prizes but the most important prize will be all that you learn on this activity during the hunt

Requirements: None

No Activity Wednesday July 13

Select this option if you do not wish to participate in an activity on this particular day. However, we encourage you to participate in the Networking Activities.

Requirements: None

Cooking Class in Trastevere Wednesday July 13

The only thing better than eating your way across Rome is learning to make authentic dishes youurself so you can relive the memories and enjoy the flavors back at home. Experience the entire culinary journey with a tour that includes meeting a private chef, perusing the stalls of a local market to search for the freshest produce and of course, enjoying your creations with a glass of wine!

Requirements: None