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Ancient Rome at Sunset Live! - Series
Virtual Walking Tour with Luca Pietrosanti
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About the event
Rome at Sunset Live! Ancient Rome
Virtual Walking Tour with Luca
Date: Minimum 7 Friends - Choose the date, then CONTACT US to schedule
Expert: Luca Pietrosanti, Art Historian
Doing Good: 10% of net proceeds to Book Cycle Rome or nonprofit of your choice
Return with Luca to the streets of Rome--open again and full of life, art, history, beauty and Romans enjoying simple pleasures: an evening stroll, browsing in shops, an aperitivo with friends.
This virtual passeggiata—neighborhood sunset stroll—will take us to the heart of Rome.
- Piazza del Campidoglio - one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, lies at the summit of the Capitoline Hill, the most important of Rome’s seven hills. Pope Paul III, commissioned Michelangelo to design a square to commemorate the visit by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1536. Friends who participated in Luca’s Michelangelo’s Rome Zoom tour will easily recognize this masterpiece. See it live!
- Roman Forum - at the center of ancient Rome, the Forum served as marketplace for day-to-day shopping, and was home to many of the city’s most impressive temples and monuments. People first began publicly meeting in the open-air Forum around 500 B.C. and today, it attracts more than 4.5M visitors annually. Now, reclaimed by local Romans.
- Via dei Fori Imperiali - runs in a straight line from the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum. The 4-lane boulevard was a controversial achievement of Mussolini’s “Third Rome” that destroyed much of the Imperial Forums, Medieval churches and other relics, which we’ll hear about during our stroll.
- Colosseum (outside) - Iconic Rome. It is the longest-standing ancient amphitheater ever built, and is listed as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. The Colosseum could host more than 50,000 people at a time to enjoy spectacles of the day: exotic animals, prisoner executions, recreations of battles and gladiator fights. We arrive here after sunset, and can imagine the spectacle!
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