I T A L Y
The name ROME and the word CLASSICAL are
in many ways synonymous,
yet few travel guides in the city attempt to make
this connection clear.

Join me,  visual artist and  graduate of
St. John's College
Great Books Program in the Classics,

José Grave de Peralta

... for  a unique series of walking tours of Rome
highlighting the city's art, architecture, and
ideas.
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REVIEWS of my WALKS and TOURS
Below are listed some of the TOUR OPTIONS I can offer.   All tours are
led in English, Spanish, or Italian,  and they are limited to small groups (6-
8 persons). Please wear comfortable footwear and appropriate dress for
itineraries including churches.
  Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
The life and footprints of Julius CAESAR in Rome
The FORO BOARIO -- the first port of Rome -- and the myths of
Hercules inside the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin (Bocca della
Verita)
  Isola Tiberina and Jewish Ghetto
  Campidoglio
 The Basilica and underground of Santa CECILIA in  Old Trastevere
(including frescoes by Cavallini)
  Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica
  The Paintings of Caravaggio (walk begins in Piazza del Popolo and
ends in Churches of San Agostino and S.Luigi)
  Raphael frescoes in the Villa Farnesina
 The Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  TIVOLI: Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este
  Some older churches of Rome: San Clemente, SS. Giovanni e
Paulo, Santo Stefano Rotondo, Santi Quattro Coronati, and the
Baptistry at the Lateran
The Priorate of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine (the Gardens
designed by PIRANESI)
The catacombs and basilica of St. Agnese, including the Mausoleum
of Santa Costanza
Tha catacombs of PRISCILLA
Bernini vs. Borromini (different approaches at the Baroque style)
The MERIDIAN solar "clock" inside Santa Maria degli Angeli
Galleria Borghese
Basilicas of San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Crocce in
Gerusalemme...and the beginning of the Church in Rome
Roman aqueducts (Aqueduct Park, Porta Maggiore)
Via Appia Antica (Tomb of Cecilia Metella and Stadium of Maxentius)
Sketching in Rome (indoor or outdoor site chosen depending on
level of expertise)
TOSCA Tour: a "musical" walking visit to the THREE places where
Puccini's famous OPERA takes place in the Rome of Napoleon
Day trips to Pompeii and Naples (National Archaeological Museum)
Day Trip to visit the painted Etruscan Tombs in Tarquinia
The frescoes of Piero della Francesca (2-3 day itinerary, including
Perugia, Arezzo, Urbino, and Rimini)
The Basilica and Place of Martyrdom of St. Paul (San Paolo fuori le
Mura  and  San Paolo alle Tre Fontane)
P A E S T U M  (overnight trip)    and its Greek Temples (6th century
B.C.)
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