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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (all day) to Saturday, November 2, 2019 (all day)

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The University of Waterloo School of Architecture will mark the fortieth anniversary of its Rome Programme with a four-day celebration that will allow alumni to recall their time in the eternal city and experience some of the many changes that have taken place recently. The events take place in Rome starting with a reception at the Waterloo Studio on Wednesday October 30, finishing with a gala dinner on evening of Saturday November 2. In between you can select tours to Tivoli and walks in Rome, as well as a symposium, a concert and an evening reception on a terrace overlooking the Imperial Fora. We are expecting a large crowd and do have limited capacity in some events, so please book early and choose the events you wish to attend.

The base cost for the trip is $300 per adult and $50 per child (age 14 and under) and includes all social events as follows: welcome reception at the Rome Studio, reception on the Terrazza Caffarelli, select tours and the Gala Dinner. Other events and tours have a separate cost as indicated.


CELEBRATION PROGRAM

<--break->DAY 1: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Welcome Reception at the Rome Studio
Location: 
University of Waterloo Rome Studio, Piazza di Sant'Apollonia, 3, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

The ROMA XL celebration will launch with a reception at the University of Waterloo Rome Studio, Piazza S. Apollonia, 3 (Piazza S. Maria in Trastevere)

All are invited to visit Waterloo’s home in Rome. The Rome Programme moved into the Trastevere studio in 1992. Recently, it has been expanded and two floors in the building were renovated. Tour the studio. Meet the students and faculty teaching in Rome. Cost: included in the base price (when registering, please indicate if you will be attending).

The Welcome Reception is generously sponsored by Eric and Dedre Toker.

<--break->DAY 2: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Day Time: Tivoli Visit
Tour Start Location:
Piazza Trilussa, 00153 Roma

We will travel by bus from Rome to Tivoli. In the morning half the group will visit Villa D’Este, Pirro Ligorio’s magnificent 16th Century water garden with Dr. Anne Bordeleau, O’Donovan Director of the School of Architecture. The other half will visit the “passionate remains” of Hadrian’s Villa with Rick Haldenby. The groups will switch in the afternoon. Cost: $100 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).

Evening Event: Reception on the Terrazza Caffarelli
Location:
Piazzale Caffarelli, 4, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

The Caffarelli Terrace is located on the Capitoline Hill, on the roof of the Capitoline Museum, overlooking the both the ancient and the baroque city. This is a spectacular venue for a celebration, very close to the point where we begin the Rome Program each year. Cost: included in base price (when registering, please indicate if you will be attending).

<--break->DAY 3: Friday, November 1, 2019

Day Time: Tours in Rome

On this day participants will have the option to participate in one or more tours in Rome. When registering, please select the tour(s) you would like to attend. Please be careful of the tour times so you don't register for tours happening at the same time.

Modern Rome Tour: Start Location: Piazza Trilussa, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

  • The Tour of Modern Rome: This tour takes you outside of the city centre, where different residential districts have developed starting from the immediate post-war period with interesting examples of Neorealism, until reaching the gigantic city at Corviale. Tour options:
    • 9:00 am: All Day Tour of Modern Rome with Beatrice Bruscoli. Cost: $15 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).

Campo Marzio Tour: Start Location: Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186, Roma, RM, Italy

  • Campo Marzio Tour: Rome is a city that vividly expresses the concept of historical layers, one built above the other one. The Campo Marzio Tour will be an experience in which all this will become evident, by observing its urban fabric, its public spaces and buildings. Tour options:
    • 9:30 am: Tour of the Campo Marzio with Lorenzo Pignatti. Cost: Included in base price.
    • 1:30 pm: Tour of the Campo Marzio with Lorenzo Pignatti Cost: Included in base price.

Roman Forum and Palatine Tour: Tour starts at Largo della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

  • Forum and Palatine Tour: This tour will clearly not be as grueling as the famous 10 hour version the students get each year, but it will be full of new insights on the spaces, their histories and their buildings. We will visit spaces you did not see when you were here as a student.
    • 9:00 am: Tour of the Forum and Palatine with Rick Haldenby. Cost: $50 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).
    • 12:00 pm: Tour of the Forum and Palatine with Rick Haldenby. Cost: $50 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).
    • 3:00 pm: Tour of the Forum and Palatine with Rick Haldenby. Cost: $50 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).

Evening: Concert
Location: 
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, 00196 Roma RM, Italy

The Orchestra dell’ Academia di Santa Cecilia with soloist Martha Argerich presents a concert of Weber, Chopin and Schuman in the building that launched Rome’s latest generation of architectural ambition and excellence: Renzo Piano’s Auditorium. Cost: $75 per person; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).

<--break->DAY 4: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Afternoon: Symposium
Title: 
Rome: Contemporary Perspectives on the City and its Architecture
Location: MAXXI Museum, Via Guido Reni, 4A, 00196 Roma RM, Italy

The Symposium entitled Rome: Contemporary Perspectives on the City and its Architecture will feature speakers on ancient, renaissance and contemporary culture and architecture in Rome. Cost: $100 per adult; child by arrangement (contact Barbara Myltschenko at 519-888-4567 ext. 27676 or bmyltschenko@uwaterloo.ca).

The event will take place at the MAXXI Museum designed by Zaha Hadid.

Evening: Gala Dinner
Location: 
Palazzo Doria Pamphili, Piazza del Collegio Romano, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

We will share a meal together in the glorious surroundings of the Doria Pamphili Palace in the centre of Rome. Cost: Included in base price (when registering, please indicate if you will be attending).

Please Note: Exact times for all events will be shared with those who have registered closer to the event date.


TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

We recommend that you make your arrangements for travel and accommodation as soon as possible. Please make these travel and accommodations on your own and at your own risk.


REGISTRATION

The deadline to register has passed (it was July 22, 2019).


WHO IS COMING TO ROME TO CELEBRATE?

Please view this attendee list online to see if any of your classmates and friends are already registered to attend!

Cost 
$300 per person (plus other optional cost per event as outlined)
Location 
University of Waterloo Rome Studio
Piazza di Sant'Apollonia at Trastevere
Piazza di Sant'Apollonia, 3

Rome, 00153
Italy

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