Rome: An Accidental City with Dr. Lauren Golden - Context Travel

Rome: An Accidental City with Dr. Lauren Golden


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The Grandeur of Rome has inspired writers, poets, and artists for centuries and one of the most noted, Lord Byron, declared: "Oh Rome! my country! city of the soul!" Interestingly, Rome could very much be considered an accidental city in origin and later architectural design and here we will explore some of the magnificent monuments of this Eternal City that continues to enchant us today.

Starting with the origin of Rome and its accidental birth as a city that would eventually become the center of two of the greatest empires in history - Pagan and Papal, we will discover the magnificent art and architecture that still today displays the Grandeur of Rome. Looking at the monuments that tell the story of this great city, often seen through the words of writers, we will encounter, amongst others, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain.

Join Lauren Golden an Art Historian with a specialty in Roman Architecture as she takes us through some of the famous monuments of Rome that still today celebrate the grandeur of the history of the city. This is a wonderful conversation for those who have already been to Rome or for whom it might be on their bucket list. Join us as we explore the Eternal City - Rome.

Lauren has a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Art History with a specialization in the architecture of Raphel and Neuroarthistory and has been studying the city of Rome for over 35 years and teaching in Italy for 20 years. She is passionate for all things Roman, teaching from the Etruscans to the Eighteenth Century with a little bit of Mussolini thrown in. exciting because everyone sees differently and so she always learns from her clients and students.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.