Appreciating Italian Classical Landscapes
The town of Tivoli in Italy is a lovely place with abundant cultural, historical, and natural resources, of the greater metropolitan area of Rome in the region of Lazio. Despite its small size and close proximity to the eternal city, Tivoli actually has a great range of fantastic attractions and sites and is a great place to visit.
Last year I traveled to Tivoli and met with Andrea Bruciati, Director of the UNESCO sites that he terms the ‘Villae’ (Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana). A true romantic, his goal is to both harness the cultural quality of the heritage sites and yet further invigorate them to become the pulsating heart of the communities who live and work there. We discuss the particular problems of protecting heritage with introducing new economies to retain vitality and opportunity.
The interview will be published this month as part of a series I am writing for URBANIZATION MAGAZINE.
Andrea Bruciati(1968) is an art historian, critic and curator originally fromCorinaldo, in the Marche region.
He was the director of the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art in Monfalcone and artistic director of the Art Verona fair, while since 2017 he has directed the two monumental sites Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli, both declared UNESCO heritage.
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