"Rome's Aquatic Soundtrack : the Art and Engineering Behind the Trevi Fountain"

Passed Web Lecture on October 14th

at 3pm ET with Ludovica Schmidt

Come and Discover:


Tens of thousands visit the iconic Trevi Fountain every year but few know its fascinating genesis and history.

Allow Masters' Gallery's Ludovica Schmidt to introduce you to the artists that carved and sculpted the marbles and travertines that are still standing today, hundreds of years later.

Uncover as well the advances in hydraulic engineering that enabled the creation of the many majestic fountains of Rome. Learn about the Roman engineers, the richness and the abundance of water in the Roman region, and how it was gathered and distributed throughout the city.

All of these “ingredients” mixed with incredible imagination give us the unique soundtrack of the Eternal City: the gurgling and the splashing of water as you walk through its streets.

So turn around, toss a coin over your shoulder and make a wish!

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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. 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!