|entrance conference room, Fondazione Besso|
Rome’s Fondazione Besso, located in a 19th century Art Nouveau palazzo in the heart of busy downtown Rome, was the prestigious venue for this week’s first presentation of Etruria Storie e Segreti.
|Luca Pesante, Cristina Carosi , MJ, Francesco Aliperti, Francesca Ceci|
The Foundation’s magnificent libraries and study rooms are dedicated to research on Dante and Roman history, making it the perfect venue for the book presentation. Francesca Ceci, Cristina Carosi and Luca Pesante joined me at the conference table to speak about my newest book, in Italian.
|at the speakers' table|
|at Feltrinelli bookshop where the book can be purchased|
Later in the week it was Francesca’s turn to give a talk at the Scuderie of Palazzo Chigi Albani in Soriano nel Cimino.
|entrance Scuderie Palazzo Chigi Albani|
It was a chance to meet other history scholars and admire the former stables of one of Northern Lazio’s princely buildings which has been beautifully restored.
|Stephan Steingraber, Francesca Ceci, Paolo Giannini|
Yesterday ‘s venue was a simple hall in the town of Canale Monterano in the province of Rome, amidst rolling green hills of the nature reserve. This time we were guests of Cristina Carosi, curator of Etruria Storie e Segreti Italian text and Daniele Natili, who told the audience about the book.
|Canale Monterano, Sala Natili|
|Cristina, MJ, Assuntina Antonacci|
|with Daniele Natili , our host at Canale Monterano|
Next Saturday it is Fulvio Ferri’s turn to present his “evergreen” cookbook Olio e Ricordi in Cucina at the Libroteca bookshop in Civita Castellana. The presentation will be followed by wine tasting offered by Le Lase vineyards of Orte. Why not stop by at 5:30 p.m. to meet the author and have a glass of wine with us ?