Rome: A Private View
Discover Rome’s hidden art treasures
Departing: Monday 30 October 2017
Returning: Friday 3 November 2017
Duration: 5 days
Anthony Majanlahti, historian and author on the history of Rome, will lead this spectacular private tour specially curated for alumni. A number of the palaces are not open to the public affording a rare opportunity to explore Rome’s secret art treasures.
The crisp, clear light of late October sees thinner crowds and is a wonderful time to view the city. Begin with the Palazzo Colonna where Anthony will introduce one of Europe’s greatest private art collections including Tintoretto, Veronese, Carracci and Raphael. View important works by Guercino, Velázquez, Guido Reni, Pietro da Cortona and Caravaggio.
Visits will include the Villa Borghese for Bernini’s greatest statues and a trip to Tivoli to see the fairy-tale gardens of the Villa D’Este.
- Private visit to the Palazzo Farnese to view Carracci’s magnificent and rarely seen ceiling The Loves of the Gods
- Private visit to the Villa Ludovisi for Caravaggio’s only ceiling painting with the owner Princess Ludovisi
- The Villa d’Este, one of Italy’s most beautiful gardens
The finale of the visit shall be a private evening visit to the Vatican Museums: one of the greatest art collections in the world.
Further highlights will include the sculpture collections, the Raphael Stanzas and the Sistine Chapel, viewed in total seclusion.
Price per person sharing a room including British Airways flights from Heathrow in economy class. Price without flights is £1,995. Single room supplement £380.