The Louisiana Classicist

March 29, 2010

Villa Vergiliana in jeopardy

Filed under: announcement — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:35 pm
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Forwarded by Emily Batinski (LSU)

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to ask all of you to send a letter to the Italian officials indicated below on behalf of the Villa Vergiliana, a place that is essential not only to the Vergilian Society but also to the Centro, as it is our base when we travel to the Bay of Naples twice a year on our field trips. All who have been there remember fondly the hospitality of Maria, Biagio, and Mina Sgariglia.

Letter templates are attached in both Italian and English. PLEASE ADJUST THEM AS NECESSARY. In the past, under similar circumstances, an outpouring of support from American scholars has been very successful. It’s time to take pen in hand again.

Thanks for your help at this busy time of year.



Michael Maas
Department of History, MS-42
Rice University, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
office phone: 713-348-2264; FAX: 713-348-5207


1) Ambassador Mr. Giulio Terzi
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
Fax: (202) 518-2151

2) Ambassador David Thorne
United States Embassy
Via Vittorio Veneto 119/A
00187 Rome ITALY
Fax: 011 39 06 4674 2244

3) Ministro dei Beni Culturali ed Ambientali
Sen. Sandro Bondi
Via del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma ITALY

4) Segretario Generale Arch. Roberto Cecchi
Ministero dei Beni Culturali ed Ambientali
Via del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma ITALY

5) Direttore Vincenzo Capobianco
Agenzia del Demanio – Direzione Area Operativa
Coordinamento Operation Beni Demaniali
Via Barberini, 38
00187 Roma ITALY

6) Direttore Generale per i Beni Architettonici, Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici
Arch. Mario Lolli Ghetti
Via S. Michele, 22
00153 Roma Italy

PDF copy of the sample letters


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