Thursday, September 24, 2020

CCR Walks: The Washerwoman and the Magistrate - October 18, 2020

Did you know you are still liable for a fine for hanging your washing in public in Rome? If you have not yet been caught red-handed, it is time to join the battle lines! In the past, popes and great families have stressed their prominent role in beautifying the city by building Baroque fountains, impressive palaces, majestic new streets – and sweeping away or ignoring basic facilities in the process. But what of the housewives, ex-prostitutes and widows who jostled for space in their bid to keep the city’s linen clean without incurring grievous bodily harm themselves? In their quest for elusive city decorum, city magistrates would be more likely to fine than to protect them! As we follow one laundry basket across the changing Roman landscape, we might meet some intriguing and somewhat unexpected characters along the way. Not suitable for under-18s.

When: Sunday, October 18th
Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting Place:  Exact location will be provided to registered attendees.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members plus €1.50 for the rental of audio guide.  
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Wed., Oct. 14, 2020. You are financially responsible for your reservation.