Travelogue: History, Religion, and Urban Change in Medieval Italy

History professors Bill North and Victoria Morse led students on a spring-term program based in Rome, where they studied how Romans from late antiquity through the Renaissance built, preserved, repurposed, and even destroyed portions of the city in
the service of political, social, or religious goals and identities.

Travelogue: RomeTravelogue: Rome Photo: Jon Reese

Via GiuliaVia GiuliaVia Giulia Photo: Jon Reese

Street that runs through the heart of Renaissance Rome and an early example of urban renewal

Palazzo della CancelleriaPalazzo della CancelleriaPalazzo della Cancelleria Photo: Jon Reese

Earliest Renaissance palace in Rome, current home to the Papal Chancellery and a World Heritage site

Capitoline MuseumsCapitoline MuseumsCapitoline Museums Photo: Jon Reese

A group of art and archaeological museums on the Capitoline Hill arrayed around a piazza designed by Michelangelo

TrastevereTrastevereTrastevere Photo: Jon Reese

Neighborhood known for its narrow, cobbled streets and medieval houses

Villa FarnesinaVilla FarnesinaVilla Farnesina Photo: Jon Reese

Suburban Renaissance villa known for frescoes by Raphael

Basilica of St. John LateranBasilica of St. John LateranBasilica of St. John Lateran Photo: Jon Reese

Oldest public church in Rome (dedicated in 324 CE) and the former seat of the pope

Sancta SanctorumSancta SanctorumSancta Sanctorum Photo: Jon Reese

The original papal chapel and one of the few surviving structures from the medieval Lateran Palace

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