The Tiber River - Lesson 2

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Follow art historian Ludovica Schmidt over the bridges of Rome. Look at the remnants of the oldest bridge in the Eternal City and marvel at the enduring architecture of the ancient Romans.

The fate of emperors and popes is narrated by the many bridges traversing the River Tiber. Take a metaphorical bridge through time and space to look back through the centuries!

Unlock the treasures of the “vanished Rome,” before the River Tiber was caged by massive walls to prevent its frequent floods. Looks at ancient paintings and photographs that immortalized a Rome that no longer exists.

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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!