Programme: Architecture - PhD/MPhil/MSc by Research

Start date: September 2016

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Dreaming of the Middle Ages: Architecture, Neo-Medievalism, and the House of Savoy in Italy, 1814-1900

'I waked one morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle.'

Tommaso is a PhD candidate and tutor in Architectural History at the Edinburgh College of Art. He his particularly interested in ‘the long Middle Ages,’ Neo-Medievalism and its relation to the romantic culture.

Since October 2017 he is the Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate School Representative.


[September 2005 - July 2010]
Secondary Education in Classical Studies at Collegio Rotondi in Gorla Minore, Italy (presented paper: From the Gothic Novel to Dracula, an Experience Beyond Reason)

[September 2010 - September 2013]
Laurea Triennale (110 e lode/110) in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano (dissertation: Ornament and Necessity)

[September 2013 - December 2015]
Laurea Magistrale (110 e lode/110) in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano (dissertation: The Value of Memory: a Project for the Archaeologic Site of Castelseprio and Torba UNESCO Heritage)

[September 2016 - ]
PhD in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh



​Tommaso's research at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture focuses on the relation between the House of Savoy and Neo-Medievalism in nineteenth-century Italian architecture.