Narducci was born in Rome, into a middle-class family. After receiving his technical 'licenzia' in 1903-04, he obtained a diploma in architectural decoration from the Arts and Industry Museum of Rome in 1909. In the same year he won a competition to become a designer for the Italian state railway company, Ferrovie dello Stato.
From 1920-21 he enrolled in the three year program at the Regia Scuola Superiori di Architettura, and from there he received his degree in Civil Architecture in 1923. In 1930 passed the qualification examination to become a practicing professional engineer.
In his lifetime, working under the Ministry of Communications (now within the Ministry of Transport) he designed approximately 40 railway stations, both new buildings and post-war reconstructions and about ten Post Offices. He frequently worked with his colleague Angiolo Mazzoni. He died in Rome, aged 91.
- Palazzo delle Poste e Telegrafi di Bari, 1931 plan
- Palazzo delle Poste e Telegrafi di Rovigo, 1927-1930
- Railway stations
- Albenga railway station, 1930
- Battipaglia railway station, 1930
- Levanto railway station
- Loano railway station plan
- Santa Flavia railway station, 1932
- Redipuglia railway station, 1936
- Roma Ostiense railway station, 1940
- Ventimiglia railway station
- Verona Porta Nuova railway station
- Viareggio railway station
- M. Giacomelli, Roberto Narducci (1887-1979) architetto-ingegnere del Ministero delle Comunicazioni. E. Godoli e A. I. Lima, a cura di. Architettura ferroviaria in Italia Novecento. Dario Flaccovio Editore, 2004, ISBN 88-7758-597-8
- A. Morgera, Roberto Narducci e la monumentalizzazione delle stazioni ferroviarie. I casi di Venezia Santa Lucia, Redipuglia e Roma Ostiense. 1934-1938, tesi di laurea, Trieste 2006, relatore P. Nicoloso, correlatore B. Boccazzi Mazza.
- A. Morgera (ed.), La stazione di Redipuglia di Roberto Narducci, exhibition catalogue for "Sentieri di Pace" / Pro Loco di Fogliano Redipuglia, Fogliano Redipuglia 2007.