The Tiber River - Lesson 1

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Art historian Ludovica Schmidt will lead you to discover the secrets of the river that spawned the city of Rome. The Tiber river has carried wealth, history and culture in its currents for centuries. 

From drowned kings to gods, learn how history and legend were intertwined in the River Tiber. It even led the infant twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, to safety according to ancient Myth.

With our stellar guide, unravel the secrets of this mighty river that has been called “the Nile of the Western world”!

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The Tiber River - Lesson 1

The Origins of Rome

Ludovica Schmidt

Ludovica  was born in Rome and fell in love with her native town in small steps. That is why she loves walking around  in small steps and focus also on minor aspects of it such as inscriptions, sacred images, fountains... What usually happens is that a small or less known aspect of Rome pushes her literally to start a detective search because what she really likes, in fact, is studying. Curiosity is the fuel that fed her path of education: she has a degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza in History of Christianism and a Diploma in Religious Sciences from the Pontifical Gregorian University, while she increased her knowledge in History of Art to share her enthusiasm while leading tours as  licensed guide of Rome and the Vatican. She has another passion, though, and that is  music: she passed her piano diploma in 1992 and spent several years teaching music. That is why she is particularly attracted by the sound of the Roman waters, the many fountains, the river Tiber and she invites you to follow her if you want to take a tour off the beaten paths, walking in the Roman streets as well as entering in some of the several churches and basilicas of Rome, incredibly beautiful and rich in history. Roma, non basta una vita! Rome, a lifetime is not enough!