The Passenger: Rome

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Thursday, April 21| 5:00PM |Zoom Event. Register Here. Organized by I AM Books. The Passenger: Rome Fully-illustrated, “The Passenger” collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. We are celebrating Rome’s birthday with this online conversation with authors Francesco Pacifico and Letizia Muratori, and The Passenger editor Tomaso Bianciardi

Rome is a place of contradictions and opposites: an “incredibly deceptive city”, always different from what it appears to be. It is thought to be large but it is actually immense, the largest metropolis in Europe. Most important, contrary to the most common and least accurate stereotype about it, Rome is a profoundly modern city.

While the city itself was founded almost three millennia ago, 92 per cent of its buildings have been built after 1945. The bottom line is that, in order to understand Rome and fix its problems, we should start considering it a normal city, “not unlike Chicago or Manchester.” Only, incomparably more beautiful.

Fully-illustrated, "The Passenger" collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world. Join us in conversation with authors Francesco Pacifico and Letizia Muratori, and The Passenger editor Tomaso Bianciardi. Moderated by Chiara Durazzini of I AM Books

The series "Libriamo! From Italy with Books" is presented by I AM Books in collaboration with FICC Boston and is under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston

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