Tag - Exhibits in Rome

January 2016

Toulouse Lautrec exhibit @ the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome

About 170 works of art coming from Budapest Arts Museum, are on display in Rome for a major exhibition on Toulouse Lautrec; the bohémien painter of the second half of the 19th century Paris, that aims to show the life of the artist from 1891 to 1900, just before his death, at only 36 years. The works being exhibited include [...]

December 2015

St. Peter’s Basilica transformed into work of art

A picture of a lion is projected onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, as part of an art installation entitled ‘Fiat Lux: Illuminating our Common Home’ as a gift to Pope Francis on the opening day of the Extraordinary Jubilee, at the Vatican, on December 8th, 2015. The St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was transformed [...]

November 2015

ROMA EUROPA FESTIVAL: 30TH EDITION

ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL celebrates its 30th anniversary!The RomaEuropa Festival (30th edition) shall host 300 artists, 50 dates, 14 spaces, 13 meetings, 12 operas and 4 performances in total, throughout the entire festival, which began in and runs til the 8th of December. The events cover various fields, such as theatre, dance, contemporary circus, art and technology, and music. The events [...]

September 2015

Castle of Angels

The castle, with its statuesque angel overlooking the city, dominates the Tiber river. It began as an emperor’s tomb, and progressed to becoming a refuge for popes and a notorious prison.  Initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle. In 1277 Pope Nicholas III connected the [...]

July 2015

THE MARBLE FOOT STREET in ROME

Via del Pie di Marmo translates to “Marble Foot Street”, and that’s exactly what you will find on it. A giant, ancient marble foot, clad in a sandal. It’s one of the wonderful things about exploring Rome, finding interesting treasures around each corner.It is named after a large marble foot perched on the side of the street that is all [...]

April 2015

Michelangelo: The Divine one

 Did you know that Michelangelo Buonarotti was known as the ‘divine one’, during his lifetime? He was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order [...]

Happy Birthday Rome

    Rome is 2768 Years Old. The whole city is marking the traditional “birthday” of Rome, commemorating the founding of the city by Romulus on April 21, 753 BC. Each year the streets become a stage for military bands, troupes of actors dressed as denizens of the ancient city, and Roman maids marching in front of the Colosseum in a commemorative parade. The whole centro storico will [...]

March 2015

Rome’s maze of beautiful ancient underground houses

   Rome is a maze of ancient, medieval and Baroque masterpieces. What lies beneath today’s Rome, though, is a wealth of ancient Roman ‘domus’ (houses), dating from around the 3rd century AD. These sites tell us that the Romans were not only masters of engineering, but that they also embellished their halls and dining rooms, with mosaics, marbles and magnificent fresco paintings. Want to [...]

Borghese: Beautiful day out in Rome

   The Borghese gardens and villa is one of Italy’s Best top recommended sites to visit in Rome. With the Borghese’s beauty, art, views over the city, nature, treasure hunts and a boating lake, it really does have it all. It is Rome’s answer to Central Park in it’s enormity, and being an escape from the city, within the centre of [...]