Locations

An international environment, with offices in Rome and Milan

Saint Louis travels around Italy and the world, with its musicians always engaged in events and concerts, but it has chosen the country’s two most important cities, Rome and Milan, as the venue for its courses.

The music school in Rome, where Saint Louis was founded in 1976, has four locations in the heart of the city (all in the Monti district, between the Colosseum and Via Nazionale), and is equipped with 50 multipurpose classrooms and five recording studios for teaching and record productions.
The Saint Louis office of Milan occupies the building The Bodio Center Stylus near the vibrant Bovisa and Isola neighborhoods, a creative Hub within a redevelopment process of the entire surrounding area, a place that networks different but complementary realities in the fields of creativity such as RUFA and SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design.

ROME HEADQUARTERS.
main office – teaching and administrative secretariat

Via Baccina, 47 | 00184 Rome

operational offices
via Urbana, 49/a | 00184 Rome
via del Boschetto, 106 | 00184 Rome
via Cimarra, 19/b | 00184 | Rome

MILAN HEADQUARTERS
Viale Luigi Bodio, 37 | 20158 Milan
Piazzale Lugano, 19 | 20158 Milan

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ROMA

MILAN

Roman domus in the basement of Saint Louis

In the subterranean rooms beneath the premises of the Saint Louis headquarters on Via baccina in Rome, ancient wall structures have been unearthed, most notably a Domus Romana: a large heritage site dating back to the first century A.D. filled with mosaics, excellently preserved walls and a fresco. Saint Louis has begun the project of restoring the Domus in order to make it usable for scholars and the public. Along Via del Grifone were a series of rooms that can be traced, based on building characteristics, to commercial structures and warehouses, located on the ground floor of a large building, probably one of the insulae that ancient sources remind us characterize this area of the Suburra. The rooms, which ran parallel to the street axis of Via Baccina, show on the brickwork walls, traces of the doors and windows that were obliterated by later interventions. The roof, made of barrel vaults, has completely disappeared but its traces are very clearly preserved on the innermost walls, along with part of the masonry of the upper floor.

In the adjacent rooms, which have only been partially investigated down to the floor level, structures with a living function of some value, dating back to the Antonine Age, are instead recognized. A large rectangular room, covered with a barrel vault and with large openings on the long walls, preserves large sections of the original mosaic floor with alternating white hexagons and black rhombuses, while some of the ancient yellow, palombin, slate, and ancient bigio tiles of the opus sectile floor with the same decorative motif as the mosaic, which characterized the space between the openings, are preserved in situ.

In a second room, with a mosaic floor decorated with a checkerboard pattern of alternating black and white squares, scores with decorative floral motifs and the figure of a small bird stand out on the fresco painting decoration preserved on two of the original walls.
Analysis of some of the bricks used in the construction of the original sewage system revealed a kind of “trademark” indicating not only the manufacturer but also the name of the incumbent consuls, namely Paetinus and Apronianus. This indication makes it possible to define the exact year of production, this being the consulate of 123 AD, but of course we will have certainty about this once the studies by the Archaeological Superintendency are completed.

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