Marco Brunetti, Ph.D.



  • Roman archaeology
  • Image and text in Roman art
  • Renaissance drawings
  • Renaissance and Medieval topography of Rome


Topography and Images of the Esquiline Hill from 14th to 16th Century

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Nero’s Domus Aurea. Reconstruction and Reception of the Volta Dorata, Cinisello Balsamo 2022 (Studi della Bibliotheca Hertziana 15).
  • "Philip II of Spain and Trajan: History of a special undelivered gift and of the Reception of Trajan’s column", Papers of the British School at Rome, 89 (2021), pp. 1–51.
  • “Tendaggi dipinti. Le volte a padiglione della Domus Aurea e riusi nell’arte di Raffaello”, Accademia Raffaello. Atti e Studi, 19 (2021), pp. 19–60.
  • "Three Drawings of the Domus Aurea and the Colosseum at the Uffizi: disiecta membra from a Drawing-book after the Antique?", Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 63–64 (2018/2019), pp. 291–322.
  • "I Troica di Nerone e la Volta Rossa della Domus Aurea", Ocnus, 23 (2015), pp. 137-152.


Marco Brunetti is a PostDoc Fellow working on Renaissance drawings of Roman antiquities and Renaissance topography of Rome. His interests are focused on Roman Archaeology and Reception Studies in the Renaissance. He has studied Classics (BA, 2012), Classical Philology (MA, 2014) and Classical Archaeology (MA, 2015) at the University of Bologna. After his training at the Post-graduated Schools of Archaeology and Archival Studies (2016), he became PhD candidate at the IMT–Lucca (2016–2020), spending several research periods and internships in Italy and abroad (British Museum, Uffizi Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Kupferstichkabinett of Berlin). In 2020 he defended his PhD dissertation on Renaissance drawings of the Domus Aurea, with a specific focus on the Volta Dorata, the main vault of the Neronian building (Co-Advisors Dr. Marzia Faietti and Prof. Eric M. Moormann). He was awarded one-year DAAD fellowship spent in Berlin (2019–2020), the Bibliotheca Hertziana Publication Prize (2020), and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2022–2024).

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