- 55 minutes
- Product Type
- Colosseum and Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
- Presented by the same world-class experts as our walking tours, Context Lectures highlight must-see attractions, reveal hidden landmarks, and explore the best things to do during your trip so you don’t miss a thing.
Andrew, a New York City native, is a LEED-accredited architect who came to Rome as a Fellow of the American Academy. He holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University and a B.A. from Duke University. Here in Rome, he currently teaches architecture and researches ecology and urbanism in support of sustainable design projects such as his "Green Piazza" proposal for Rome. He has a varied background in design and historic preservation, which includes masonry conservation of landmark buildings in New York City as well as retail design for Whole Foods Market. Earlier in his career, he has even worked as a theater director and as a design manager for Japanese dance troupes touring in North America and Europe.
Led by an expert in Roman history and architecture, Andrew Kranis, this lecture will discuss the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of why the Roman Forum and Colosseum are among the most visited places in the world.