Sketchers meeting in Rome, along the river Tevere

by Simo Capecchi in Rome, Italy

Caput Mundi

Roma Caput Mundi: you can read it in this stone fragments in front of a cafè in Trastevere. 

From my friend’s house, I sketched the same view of last year, where I found the squatter better organized than before. Nearby, I passed under Porta Portese, near the famous fly market that take place on Sunday.


Porta Portese


I’ve been in Rome briefly a few weeks ago for a sketchers meeting I proposed to welcome a group of students from the Fine Art University of Moscow, visiting the italian capital for an art tour.  Federico Gemma suggested to sketch in front of Isola Tiberina and the Ponte Rotto, on the river Tevere. 

I found the local group of sketchers really growing and very active: they meet nearly each weekend as you can see in FB Sketchcrawl Roma. Location proposed are always great and the city is so magnificent that I should join them more often.

I met old friends like Salvatore Santuccio and new ones like Marco Carloni, one of the main organizer of the group and with the Russian students we spent a nice morning. 

Rome Caput Sketchcrawl!

sketchcrawl roma



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