At a time when nothing seems permanent, Italy boasts towns with functional buildings many centuries old. One of the most fascinating of these regions is the hilltop town in central Italy known as Montecelio.
Located about 25 kilometers northeast of Rome, the original infrastructure of Montecelio dates to medieval times. Throughout the centuries, a castle, a fortress and a church have been important structures representing ruling families, as well as protection and peace through worship.
Architect Andrew Warren, who is fascinated by both buildings and history, will host a Zoom presentation at SUNY Orange on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Titled Montecelio: The Architectural History of an Italian Hill Town; Medieval Construction – a Castle, a Fortress, a Church, the lecture will offer a tour of Montecelio through his many photographs.
Warren holds an AAS in Architectural Technology from SUNY Orange and a B.Arch. from Pratt Institute. He is a senior architect at MHE Engineering in New Windsor. He has previously lectured at SUNY Orange on forts of the East Coast of the United States.
The event is free and open to the public and questions are welcome. This lecture is offered on Zoom at https://sunyorange.zoom.us/j/96383564790.
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