Reflections from a Roman Lake: Trevignano Romano - A Biography of an Adoptive Home is an intimate and joyful portrait of life in Trevignano Romano, a village on the shores of the glimmering Italian lake whose waters spurt from Rome’s fountains. Along this Roman Riviera, only an hour from the Colosseum, are the remains of the largest Stone Age village ever found in Europe, plus ruins of summer palaces built by ancient Roman Emperors and one of Italy's most splendid castles.
Judith Harris, journalist and former diplomat, introduces you to many of the remarkable citizens who have left their imprint upon the town: the medieval saint whose miracle fish haul fed a starving town, the Orsini prince accused of murdering his wife, the blind postman who delivered the mail on foot, the pioneer teacher of the hearing impaired, the retired international bureaucrat who is 108 years of age.
What is now modern Italy’s prizewinning, cosmopolitan resort town has also seen barbarian invaders, Renaissance warfare, German military occupation, and an amazing cast of past and contemporary residents. She explores local dialects and shares gastronomical secrets and the finer points of the coffee shop culture.
An American free lance journalist based in Rome, Judith Harris is an honors graduate of Northwestern University. Her articles have appeared in Time
magazine, The Wall Street Journal
, Reuters News Agency, ArtNews
, Current World Archeology
||234 x 156 mm
||22 October 2020
||70 colour and black-and-white illustrations
Judith Harris is the author of Pompeii Awakened: A Story of Rediscovery (London: I.B. Tauris, 2007, 2014), and The Monster in the Closet (Franklin, Tenn.: American History Imprints, 2012). As a freelance American journalist based in Rome, she has been a regular contributor to ARTnews, Current Archaeology, Time, Wall Street Journal and the online magazine i-italy.org. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.