Rome Study Group (30 Dec. 2012 – 6 Jan. 2013)

Organized by the Civilization Studies Society 文明研習社
led by Louis Ha.

The apartment rented by the leader group for the trip,
the Apartment Liberta, Via Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, 00184, Rome, near the Palazzo Manfredi,
will be the meeting place for studies during the stay in Rome.


Preparatory talks and concluding meeting in Hong Kong:

Venue: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, HK

First lecture: 9 November, 2012, (Fri.) 19:00 – 21:00

Second lecture: 30 November, 2012, (Fri.) 19:00 – 21:00

Third lecture: 14 December, 2012, (Fri.) 19:00-21:00

Concluding meeting: 25 January, 2013 (Fri.) 19:00-21:00

Field-trip in Rome (revised on 2013/01/24):
30 December (Sun.): - guided by Romina
(bring sandwiches for lunch)
09.00 Constantine Arch
10.00 Palatine Hill
11.30 Domus Augusti
15.00 Forum Romanum
16.00 Fori Imperiali + Trajan Column

31 December (Mon.):
09:30 Piazza Navona + obelisk
10:15 Pantheon + obelisk
11:45 Montecitorio + obelisk
12:15 Piazza Colonna (= obelisk)
12:45 Lunch time
14:30 Fontana di Trevi
15:30 Piazza di Spagna + obelisk
16:30 Piazza del Popolo + obelisk

01 January (Tue.):
09:30 San Giovanni + obelisk
11:30 Santa Maria Maggiore + obelisk
14:30 New Year gathering

02 January (Wed.):
09:30 Ara Pacis
11:30 Mausoleo di Augusto
12:00 lunch time
14:30 Crypta Balbi(Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31)
16:00 - 18:00 San Clemente

03 January (Thu.):
09:30 Palazzo Maximo
14:30 Colosseo
16:30 Capitoline Museum

04 January (Fri.):
Free day
[visits to: Vittorio Emmanuel + Palazzo Altemps or
Villa Borghese or
Museo Vaticano or

05 January (Sat.): - guided by Romina
09:00 Protestant Cemetery
09:45 Museo della Via Ostiense, Pyramid of Cestius, Porta San Paolo
10:45 Centrale Montemartini(Musei Capitolini)
12:30 lunch time
14:30 - 16:30 Terme di Caracalla

[optional: if tickets (€60) are available
- 18:00 Teatro dell'Opera Di Roma
Don Chisciotte Music by Ludwig Minkus, directed by Nir Kabaretti Ballet in 3 acts
YouTube (full version 2 hours)]

06 January (Sun.): - guided by Romina
(bring sandwiches for lunch)
11:30 Ostia Antica
16:30 To airport

- A daily gathering in Rome is planned. The gathering will include a briefing on the field-trip, learning of Latin inscription and practice of Italian conversation.

- Each participant will be provided with 3 cards on 30 Dec.:
1) CIS Metrebus Ticket, valid for 7 days to be used for Rome Metropolitana trains, buses, and trams. The tickets can also be used for commuter-train rides within the Comune di Roma (including the beach at Lido di Ostia but not Fiumicino Airport).
2) Archaeological Card, valid for 7 days to visit the following 10 places:
The Forum
The Palatine Hill
The Crypta Balbi
The Palazzo Massimo
The Colosseum
The Terme (baths) di Caracalla
The Palazzo Altemps
The Diocletian Baths
The Tomb of Cecilia Metella
The Villa dei Quintili
3) Capitolini Card, valid for 7 days to visit the following 2 places:
Capitoline Museum (Musei Capitolini)
Centrale Montemartini (Musei Capitolini)

Participants should book their air-tickets and boarding places by themselves. They are advised to do so as soon as they have decided to join the study group, because usually the later the booking the more expansive it becomes.

The first meeting in Rome will be in the early morning of 30 December (Sunday) at Apartment Liberta, Via Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, 00184, Rome.

- updated on 2012/11/21.