Experience the ‘eternal city’ in depth by uncovering its rich history and culture, wandering through ornate churches and opulent palazzos and marvelling at original artistic masterpieces.
In the company of head archivist of the Art Gallery of NSW, Steven Miller, visit a series of villas and palaces, including the houses of Livia and Augustus on Palatine Hill and the renowned Palazzo Farnese, and trace the architectural progression of history by wandering along Rome’s charming streets and squares.
Discover the enclosed convent of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, which houses one of Pietro Cavallini’s most famous works, and explore the Franciscan church of San Francesco a Ripa, filled with works by Bernini and other renowned artists.
Enjoy exclusive before-hours access to the Vatican Museums and its expansive gardens and visit the Pope’s summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.