Art History Seminar in Rome and Tivoli


Day 1: Travel

Depart from San Francisco

Day Two: Arrival in Rome

Arrive in Rome

Settle in with Friends at Hotel Due Torri

Afternoon Stroll: Get to Know Our Neighborhood, Walk to the Pantheon and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Day Three: St. Peter’s Basilica

Morning Lecture: The Building of St. Peter’s

Tour St. Peter’s Basilica

Evening Discussion: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Day Four: Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

Tour of the Vatican Museum as Patrons of the Arts:

  •     Entrance to the Museum Before the General Public
  •     Tour the Restoration Labs

Visit to Santi Quattro Coronati 

Evening Discussion: The Restoration of the Sistine Chapel

Day Five: Caravaggio

Morning Lecture: Caravaggio, Hero of the Baroque, San Luigi dei Francesci, San Agostino

Tour of the Galleria Borghese

Evening Stroll to Santa Maria del Popolo

Day Six: Tivoli

Stroll to St. Ivo alle Sapienza

Depart for Tivoli

Tour the Villa d’Este and the Gardens in Tivoli

Picnic Pizza Dinner at Piazza San Pietro with Evening Discussion

Day Seven: St. Ignatius Loyola and St. Filippo Neri

Morning Lecture: “Two Heroes of the Counter-Reformation”

Tour the Chiesa Nuova, the Gesu, and S. Ignazio

Visit S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Santa Maria della Vittoria, San Andrea alle Quirinale, San Pietro in Vincoli

Day Eight: Underground Rome

Scavi Tour: Under St. Peter’s to the Final Resting Place of the Apostle Peter

Final Dinner and Trivia Night

Day Nine: Travel

Depart Rome