Cerveteri, Orvieto, Bomarzo
It’s our final trip for the Rome Program! We’ll meet promptly at 8:30 at the Ottaviano metro. Remember your change of clothes, rain gear, snacks, and sketchbooks! Since we’re staying at a hotel, linens and soaps will be provided.
Unbelievable how fast time goes – our final review is at 3pm today! Please be pinned up by 2:30 in the order I emailed you; there will be snacks.
With our touring nearly at an end, now it’s time to focus in your individual project! Go here to sign up for an afternoon slot to meet with me at the Rome Center.
After that, remember that the American Academy is holding its Open Studios event up on the Janiculum from 6 to 11:30, and you are invited! It would be worth going for the space alone (featuring a beautiful Laurie Olin landscape) but the work will be incredible as well, featuring op.AL and other architects and landscape architects. Be aware that they are fussy about security, and prohibit all large bags as well as asking for a photo ID – make sure that you have a few types on hand.
Via Flaminia, Palazzetto dello Sport, Stadio Flaminio, Ponte della Musica, Villaggio Olimpico, Foro Italico, Casa delle Armi, Nuovo Stadio Olimpico, Stadio dei Marmi, Piscina Olimpica, MAXXI
We go up the ancient Via Flaminia today north from central Rome to continue our tour of modern and contemporary architecture in Rome. It’ll be a long way, so be prepared with water and snacks. We will end in MAXXI, which will be open until 7 if you want to spend extra time there. You can take the tram back down Via Flaminia – it will be much quicker going down than going up!
9am: meet Francesca at center of Piazza del Popolo
1pm: lunch near Villaggio Olimpico
4pm: end day at MAXXI
Palazzo dello Sport, SS. Pietro e Paolo, Sede delle Democrazia Cristiana, Palazzo del Civiltà Italiana, Palazzo dei Recevimenti, Nuovo Centro Congressi
We begin our week covering the 20th and 21st centuries with a short look around the Fascist-era EUR district. We’ll talk about the strange legacy of this place and how the desire to reenact Imperial Rome intersected with modernist planning and architecture.
10am: meet at above-ground entrance to Ottaviano metro stop by Via Silla – I will have your metro passes if you didn’t get them Friday
10:30am-2pm: tour around EUR district
2-6pm: lunch on your own and then back to Project II work; I will be at the Rome Center and available to consult