Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Historic Walks - March - April 2010

In our continuing series of weekend events to get you out and about Roma and environs, Olivia Ercoli and the CCR have come up with an unusual walk and a timely talk!

Olivia is a certified tour guide with many years' experience, a main contributor to the best-selling guidebook "Rome" (Dorling Kindersley). Over the last 16 years, she has been teaching Roman Topography and Art History courses for various US University Programs in Rome. She has recently appeared in the National Geographic series "Cities of the Underworld" (History Channel) and in the upcoming CBS series "Love, Hate and War".

Please note you are financially responsible for your booking, which must be made by the deadlines indicated and final confirmation will be sent by e-mail.

The Roman Aqueducts
March 21, 2010 - 09:45 am
Sign up deadline: March 19th - Final Confirmation March 20th.

Hardly mentioned in official guide-books, the little-known Parco Appio Claudio comprises a vast expanse of land on the eastern outskirts of the city. Its main features are the impressive remains of the Roman aqueducts, Appia, Claudia, Marcia and Anio Novu as well as the remains of Roman villas and Medieval fortified farms. And from the Park there are unimpaired views of the Castelli hills which provided the inspiration for countless artists, travellers and archaeologists as in the 1843 painting by Ippolito Caffi of the Claudia Aqueduct above.

Practical Information:

Meeting time: 9.45 on Sunday March 21st – Remember this is the day of Rome's Marathon, so plan your trip accordingly! Click here for information on the Marathon itinerary.

Meeting Place: at corner of viale Tito Labieno and Piazza.le di Cinecittà. If you come by car, park on via Lemonia. If you use public transport, take the underground railway metropolitana linea A to the SUBAUGUSTA stop. Please also see www.googlemaps.com for directions or www.atac.roma.it for information on public transportation.

Price: 14 euro for non members, 10 euro for members.

For booking, carpooling and information for the March 21 walk please e-mail oercoli@yahoo.com.

Caravaggio Exhibition Overview
April 10th, 2010 - 7:00 pm
Sign up deadline - April 7th and final confirmation - April 8th.

Marking 400 years from the death of the great artist, the exhibition “Caravaggio alle Scuderie del Quirinale” has certainly proved a best-selling event. Choosing a few of the paintings present at the exhibition, this lecture provides a wider perspective by looking at the social and economic background of 17th century Italy, at Caravaggio, his patrons, their interests in science and politics, as well as his own personal experience in the light of new research.

Practical Information:

Meet at 7:00 pm for an aperitivo at "Wellness in Rome", a newly opened Feldenkrais studio overlooking Porta Pia. The talk starts promptly at 7.30 with a break at 8.30 for refreshments. The evening will end at approximately 10:00 pm.

Meeting place: via Palestro 18. Ring the bell marked Alloni Rumolo, enter and proceed by lift to fourth floor. See www.googlemaps.com for directions or www.atac.roma.it for public transportation information.

Price: 16 euro for non members, 12 euro for members.
Includes 2 euro contribution for refreshments.

For booking and information for the April 10th talk please e-mail oercoli@yahoo.com.