Dr. Julia A. Vicioso received a Master’s Degree in 1990 at the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Scuola di Specializzazione per lo Studio ed il Restauro dei Monumenti, History of Architecture and Conservation Department, where she presented a dissertation on San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the Florentine nation’s church in Rome commissioned by Leo X de’ Medici in 1518. Since then she has continued her studies on the extended history of the basilica in its historic archives, that include the works of the most important architects, artists and skilled workers from the 16th to 18th centuries. Her doctoral dissertation on Vignola’s Roman Tempietto di Sant’Andrea examined the formal aspects of Vignola’s choices for the building and exterior surfaces for Julius III. Dr. Vicioso is also a graduate of the Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica and is responsible for the historical archives of the San Giovanni dei Fiorentini Basilica. While with the Medici Archive Project she is focusing on Florentine ambassadors’ letters and “Avvisi” to Florence and on patronage and diplomatic relations between the Medici and Florentine groups in Rome. Dr. Vicioso is a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites).