Thursday, September 23, 2021

CCR Walks: Santa Maria della Pietà and the Urbs Picta - October 16, 2021

A little-known park with rare and exotic plant species, the Parco di Santa Maria della Pietà is home to Rome’s former insane asylum, which was dismantled through the work of Franco Basaglia and like-minded pioneers They changed mental health policy in Italy in radical ways. The haunting urban graffiti of the project Urbs Picta by artist Tina Jodice recalls the asylum’s amazing history and that of the people who live(d) and worked there.

When: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 10:00 a.m. (9:45 if you would like to meet for coffee before the walk starts)
Meeting Place: Confirmed participants will be informed by email.
Directions: Please note the event is outside the centre of Rome and you should check online for the best route. One possibility is to take Metro A line to Valle Aurelia, transfer to the Valle Aurelia Train Station (a two-minute walk), and then take one of the regional trains four stops to Roma Monte Mario.  From there it will be approximately a five-minute walk to the meeting point.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There will be an additional cost for radio transmitters.  
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Wednesday, October 13, 2021. You are financially responsible for your reservation.