Monday, October 11, 2021

CCR Walks: Mayors Past -- Ernesto Nathan - Nov. 13, 2021

As Rome prepares to welcome a new mayor, the CCR’s next walk will take a look at one of Rome’s most fondly-remembered mayors, a London-born Jew with British public school education, Ernesto Nathan (1845-1921). Elected in 1907, he was the first mayor of Rome who did not come from the land-owning elite and he was motivated by a deep belief in secular and ethical politics. He was a committed follower of Mazzini, a newspaper editor, a Freemason, and a reformer. As mayor, he helped define a distinct cultural and urban landscape that often goes unnoticed, doubling schools in a mere five years, introducing public electric transport companies, and building the Traforo tunnel under the Quirinal Hill. This walk brings together some of his many achievements as well as noting a few faults from this period that are still with us today.

When: Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Starting Time: 10 a.m. (09:45 if you would like to meet for coffee before the walk starts)
Meeting Place: In the via Nazionale area. Confirmed participants will be informed of the exact location by email.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There will be an additional cost for radio transmitters.
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Wed., Nov. 10, 2021. You are financially responsible for your reservation.