Tour and workshop on mosaics technique.Tour to be confirmed prior to Atelier's availability.
Very few are the examples of ancient Roman wall paintings after 79 A. D. and few are the medieval frescoes in Rome which can be considered intact. Looking at mosaics we understand how strong the figurative decoration must have been. Hundreds of archeological sites still witness durable and outstanding pieces but this magnificent art form undeniably reaches its best in fine and important churches set in this quaint and yet lively hill of Rome: the Esquilino. The guided tour starts focusing on the wonderful body of works left by craftsmen way back in 390 A. D. in the church of Santa Pudenziana , then we will go right into the remarkable Byzantine treasures set in the church of Santa Prassede and just two steps away we'll be visiting the richness of the only Papal church dedicated to the Virgin Mary - Santa Maria Maggiore. This comprehensive tour will end in one of the oldest workshop of Rome with a fun informative private masterclass. You will make your own mosaic!!
Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Prassede, Santa Pudenziana. Tour focuses on the history of the most ancient mosaics art work in Roma. Tour ends at Studio Cassio Mosaic workshop for a 50 minute practical training lesson. You will make your own mosaic!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point to be arranged with guide.
End location: Studio Cassio. 98 Via Urbana, Rome Italy.
Duration: 2 hours
tour lasts approximately two hours, the workshop demonstration lasts about 45 minutes. Tour times are subject to the actual availability of the workshop studio which can vary between Am and Pm hours.
My guidance. Entrances to the churches and change to illuminate the mosaics.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro - As Extra you will need to pay €50.00 (up to five people) for the workshop led by a docent and artist.
The fees for the workshop is to be considered extra from the tour. "Studio Cassio" Offers a 45-50 minutes workshop demonstration up to 5 people for 100 euros.
More in-depth workshops can be arranged on demand.
I focus on walking tours (shore full day excursion with private driver are possible). Hotel pick ups are available at an extra cost. I will meet you by the sites. IMPORTANT! Before booking always send me a message to check my actual availability.