Reflections from a Roman Lake

Trevignano Romano, A Biography of an Adoptive Home

Judith Harris

Deep past and lively present intertwine in this captivating story of Trevignano Romano, a prize-winning resort village on the shores of the glimmering lake whose waters spurt from the fountains of Rome. The town history is unique, from Stone Age dwellers to Roman emperors, barbarian invaders, a medieval miracle worker and Renaissance warlords.
Date Published :
April 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
70 color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781557785
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Reflections 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.

About The Author

Judith Harris is the author of 'Pompeii Awakened, A Story of Rediscovery' (London: I. B. Tauris, 2007, 2014), and of 'The Monster in the Closet' (Franklin, Tennessee: American History Imprints, 2012). As a freelance American journalist based in Rome, she has been a regular contributor to 'ARTnews', 'Current Archaeology', 'Time' magazine, 'The Wall Street Journal' and the on-line magazine ''. She was included in a Peabody Broadcasting Award for her work on the TV documentary 'The Man Who Shot the Pope: A Study in Terrorism' which aired on NBC. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she is a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston.

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