About Us

C-Rome is a new kind of tour experience in Rome. Two professors with years of experience in urban exploration have got together to create experiences of Rome that are far from the cliches and stereotypes, and reveal surprising, enlightening, and hidden contexts of Rome. 

Additionally we provide drawing classes under the tutelage of acclaimed illustrator Fabio Barilari.

Fabio Barilari

Architect, illustrator and professor.

As an architect, Master degree with honors, he specialized in the study and design of complex architectural and urban structures. The projects of Fabio Barilari Architetti have been published and awarded national and international prizes. FBA works have been presented, among the others, at the Biennale of Venice. the Biennale of Young European Artists of the Mediterranean and the Triennale in Sofia, in representation of the Board of Architects of Rome. In 2013, his studio’s project Picture House was shortlisted for the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture – the Milan Triennial.

As an illustrator, he collaborated with Wanted in Rome magazine and comics and music magazines such as “ANIMAls” and “Follow That Dream”. Since 2013 he has been collaborating with the Goethe-Institut on a project illustrating the main German cities. In the same year he presented the project “Il Senso delle Cose” in a personal exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante Museum in Rome.

Over the years he has taught architecture and urban design, drawing, history of art and architecture of Rome.

Raffaella Coletti

Researcher and professor.

Born in Rome, Raffaella holds a PhD in Economic and Political Geography. She has worked in several research project, mainly with the University of Rome La Sapienza and the Centre for Politics and International Studies of Rome. Her research interests include borders and bordering practices and imaginaries, the European Union, popular geopolitics, community-based initiatives in Rome.

She is professor at Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute, where she teaches in courses of political science and economy, with an attention to ongoing dynamics on the city of Rome. 

She is co-creator of the website spaziocult.it, where she publishes posts (in Italian) on the relationship between territory and culture or cultural events.