Francesco Cesareo of Assumption College in Worcester

Aug 21, 2015 563

by Frank Mazzaglia

When Fulbright scholar Francesco Cesareo studied at the University of Rome and at the Pontifical Gregorian University he was struck by the splendor of 'The Eternal City' with its ancient medieval streets, cascading renaissance fountains, and magnificent Christian art.

As a scholar with a particular interest in late medieval and early modern European history, he marveled at the architecture as well as the many cultural exhibits all around him. He stood breathless, like so many before him, at the magnificence of Vatican City — the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, and the home of the Pope. The beauty of Rome and all of Italy left an indelible mark.

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Fonte: Bostoniano

 

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