Originally from England, Richard has lived in Rome for the last fourteen years. He holds a Master's degree in medieval and twentieth-century history from London University and has a broad-minded and synthetic approach to understanding Rome. Richard works quite frequently with institutional travel organizations, such as museums and church organizations, and as a result spends much of his time traveling all over Europe. He brings this cosmopolitan and pan-European experience to bear on his work with us in Rome, constantly making connections to other cities and countries in the course of his lectures and seminars.
Hilary has been one of our docents for nearly ten years. She was born in England, where she studied Art and Literature and began her career there as an art teacher. A few years later she followed her interest in fashion and costume and became an internationally successful fashion designer. She also designed costumes for several international dance companies and was a guest lecturer at several UK Design Colleges. For ten years before her arrival in Italy in 2005 she ran her own Exhibition Services company, providing customized services for Art Galleries and Museums throughout Britain. She has recently become a regular stand-up comedy performer here in Rome.
Jacob is a painter from London currently living in Rome; a move made in order to be close to the artworks about which he cares most, hoping that this will help develop his own work. Jacob studied Fine Art at Oxford University in The Ruskin School of Drawing, however he also has a background in Art History, having previously studied at The Courtauld Institute, London. He retains an interest in the history of art, and is very much concerned with the reappraisal and maintenance of certain aspects of the painterly tradition, particularly Italian.
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Santa Maria della Vittoria, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, and Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Galleria Borghese, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, and Sacred and Profane Love
Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, and Palazzo Borghese