Live and study in the "The Eternal City"
Participants will study the history of ancient Rome, the “eternal city” enriched by an empire that stretched from the North Sea to the Red Sea, with traces of the spectacular monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon still visible. At the beginning of the 15th Century Rome was a backwater, but by the 18th century it was again the centre of the European world. The piazzas, secular buildings, churches, and fountains bear witness to that cultural explosion. The history of modern Rome, sees Rome become the capital of a reunified Italy, the focus of many of Mussolini's grand hopes of empire, and one of Europe's most important modern centres of business and international affairs.
The purpose of the course is to give students an impression of the important periods in Rome’s history and of the continuing themes in the history of this ancient city.