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The Legacy of Ancient Rome

Tour Dates: October13-24, 2022 in the planning stages (12 days)

NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email

For first-time as well as repeat travelers to this region of Italy, this is a splendid opportunity to share ten days learning and traveling with your AIA lecturer and host, expert local guides, and a professional tour manager to handle all of the logistics. In October the weather is typically perfect, and you will enjoy delicious food and wine as well as excellent, 4-star hotels that are perfectly located for some independent exploration.

Highlights are many and include:

  • A custom-designed, well-paced itinerary with five nights in central Rome, two nights in Amalfi overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, and three nights in the historic center of Naples
  • A full day exploring Rome’s ancient monuments, including the Forum and Colosseum (with special entry to the Colosseum’s upper levels), plus the House of Augustus on the Palatine Hill
  • A full day dedicated to Rome’s Capitoline Museums, with their magnificent Classical and Renaissance art; the awe-inspiring Pantheon; and the Borghese Gallery’s outstanding sculptures and paintings
  • A day trip to Tivoli for visits to Hadrian’s Villa, a 2nd-century A.D. complex; and Villa d’Este, a superb Renaissance palace
  • A visit to Vatican City, with early entry to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms, and the Gregorian Etruscan Museum; plus St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world
  • An excursion to Paestum, with its three magnificent, Doric Greek temples
  • A high-speed hydrofoil ride to the isle of Capri, with Tiberius’ astounding Villa Jovis
  • And visits to archaeological gems in and around Naples, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which were buried (and preserved) by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79; the superb Naples Archaeological Museum; and Villa Poppea (Oplontis), an ancient villa with splendid wall paintings

Pricing per person (10 nights):

15-16 Participants Double Occupancy $TBA
10-14 Participants Double Occupancy $TBA

Single Supplement $TBA

A Private Departure is available for this tour.  Choose your travel companions, dates. Twelve days with expert local guides!

Mosaic floor at Pompeii © Lauren Cummings

The Piazza Navona in Rome, Itlay © Intel Free Press

Sculpture gallery at the Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy © Operator

The pool (Canopus) at Hadrian's Villa © Andy Hay - Legacy of Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture & Cuisine, Travel with AIA Tours

Capua's amphitheater © LaurenCummings

Villa Poppea (Oplontis) © Kat Fulcher

Herculaneum, Itlay © Lauren Cummings

The Amalfi Coast, Itlay © Kat Fulcher

Paestum, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Italy © Oliver Bonjoch

Sunrise at Hotel Marina Riviera, Amalfi, Itlay

Hotel Marina Riviera, Amalfi, Itlay


Thursday, October 13, 2022: Fly to Rome, Italy
Friday, October 14: Arrive in Rome | Private transfer to hotel | At leisure
Saturday, October 15: Imperial Forum | Colosseum | Palatine Hill | House of Augustus | Welcome dinner
Sunday, October 16: Capitoline Museums | Pantheon | Borghese Gallery
Monday, October 17: Tivoli: Hadrian’s Villa, Villa d’Este | Rome
Tuesday, October 18: Vatican City: Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica | Rome: PM at leisure
Wednesday, October 19: Sperlonga | Capua | Amalfi
Thursday, October 20: Paestum | Amalfi
Friday, October 21: Capri & Villa Jovis | Lunch at a local home | Naples
Saturday, October 22: Pompeii | Naples Archaeological Museum
Sunday, October 23: Oplontis | Herculaneum | Winery lunch | Naples | Farewell dinner
Monday, October 24: Private transfer to Naples Airport | Fly home

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NOTE: This tour is in the planning stages for an October 2022 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email

For reservations or questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884). To reserve your space using the online form, click here.

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