Thoughts, observations, and maybe some insights on Rome during my spring as a Rome Prize fellow at the American Academy in Rome -- Max Page
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Our plan for the weekend turned out to be really smart: we saw all of Predappio's horrors and then drove into the evening and ended up with a fantastic meal in beautiful Cortona. After a morning shower -- which felt especially cleansing after the effluvium of Mussolini's home -- we marched up and down the steep streets of this spectacular Tuscan hillside town, the home of Futurist Gino Severini, 15th century painter and inspiration to Michelangelo, Luca Signorelli, not to mention Estrucans dating back to the 5th or 6th century BCE.
It was a soothing and soul-revitalizing way to start our Sunday.