Roma Interrotta, Cities Interrupted

For my readers in Rome (at least those with Italian language skills and architectural interests): come to the talk by Piero Sartogo this Friday 17 May 4:00 pm at the Sapienza University Architecture Department, Aula Bruno Zevi.

I met Sartogo years ago but got to know him better this year when we both participated in a panel presenting Iolanda Lima’s book on Bruno Zevi.… read more

A Modern Itinerary in Eastern Rome

On a recent architectural walk we stopped in to visit Villa Torlonia, ducking out of a downpour just in time to take shelter in the grand palace. Remodeled by Valadier in the early 19th century for Prince Torlonia (and later inhabited by Benito Mussolini), today this well-restored building hosts a beautiful collection of neoclassical arts and crafts and, on the second floor, a collection of Scuola Romana paintings.… read more

Spring Explorations

I actually suggested to friends the other day that there should be a special tax on visitors to Rome in April and early May.

The city is just too beautiful this time of year. Flowers bursting into bloom, bird songs, crisp mornings and warm midday sun, vibrant evenings, the energy of new exhibits planned over winter months, a host of cultural events, artichokes.… read more

Studio Rome

Studio Rome Workshops

Join our small group (no more than six), off-the-beaten-track workshops.

  • Hands-on experience working with maps and measurements, timelines and time travel.
  • The geographic area we cover is between Castel Sant’Angelo and Piazza Navona
  • The historic periods run from the Etruscans to today’s Romans.
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