- Piazza del Popolo
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- 2 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
Next we’ll make our way over to the legendary Trevi Fountain, where we'll discuss the importance of water to the city, the competition that birthed its design, and the dramatic scene portrayed by its sculptures. Finally, working our way further south through central Rome's circuitous, scenic streets, we'll wrap up our walk at one of the city's most dramatic, commanding sites—the Pantheon. We will spend a certain amount of time explaining the sites along the route, but will also try to situate you in the city, orient you to its major areas, and answer any of your questions.
What is the dress code inside the Pantheon?
Liz, a native of San Francisco, California holds degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Università degli studi "La Sapienza", Rome. She specialized in restoration and urban design. Her restoration projects have brought her to work in direct contact with the rich historical layers of Rome and Italy. She has been leading study walks for Context Rome since its beginning and has lived in Rome since 1988 practicing architecture, researching design and lecturing at university study abroad programs.
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.
Linda, PhD, is a specialist of 16th-17th century Italian art and architecture, history of archaeology since the Renaissance, and the history of art collecting and museums. Her main research interests are the critical reception of well-known Renaissance monuments, vernacular devotion, xenophobia and nationalism, and the politics of art display. In addition to doing walks for Context, Linda teaches for university programs in Rome.
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