Rome is so much more than the romantic and poetic image of what was once the capital of the world. You can take the opportunity to go to an exhibition with friends, be inspired by beauty, new ideas and timeless archetypes, keep up to date with what is most fashionable in art, and travel with both memories and new visions in mind. You can even plan your trip to the Eternal City around a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like a must-see exhibit.
We have taken care to visit the current exhibitions and extraordinary openings of archaeological sites so that we can offer you a selection based on a strict criterion: it deserves an extended visit to Rome. These are events for lovers of great stories, of history, of beauty, and for pilgrims of art.
ARTE LIBERATA 1937-1947 until April 10
In December 1943, Allied Commander-in-Chief Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a phonogram to the troops: “Today we fight in a country which has contributed much to our cultural heritage, a country rich in monuments which since their creation have testified to the heritage of a civilization that is ours. We are obliged to respect these monuments as much as the war allows. But “Fighting in Italy is like fighting in a goddamn museum” have said Mark W. Clark, the American commander-in-chief.
If a large part of our heritage, which is the heritage of humanity, has been preserved, we owe it to a small number of women and men of great intelligence, generosity and extraordinary courage. Some of the rescued masterpieces are on display to tell us with their poignant beauty the story of the immeasurable value of human culture.
DOMUS AUREA open to the public only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The rooms of the imperial palace intended by the emperor Nero for sumptuous banquets and parties are open to the public. The imperial palace, built by Nero, was so famous for its splendour that it was heavily criticized until it was partially buried, to erase the traces of the golden residence. The archaeological excavations have brought to light some rooms which, with their refined paintings, have profoundly inspired artists since the Renaissance.
You can use viewers that allow you to immerse yourself in an immersive virtual reality.
THE ROME OF THE REPUBLIC until 24 September
The 1,800 works exhibited at Palazzo Caffarelli aim to render a concrete and vivid image of the evolution of the city of Rome from the birth of the Republic, 2,500 years ago, until the creation of the Roman Empire, it 2000 years ago.
Five hundred years of history, in the succession of generations, in the evolution of tastes and needs, in a growing society, come to life thanks to the exhibition of these works of art, among which a large number are on public display for the first time since their discovery.
HORTI LAMIANI Garden of the Gods. Paradise of the Emperors
THE CARDINAL ROOMS AT PALAZZO CORSINI until 10 April
This exhibition offers the subtle magic of being immersed in the 18th century, among the rustle of silks in the rooms of Cardinal Neri Maria Corsini. Prince of the Church, secretary of the Holy Office, but above all nephew of Pope Clement XII (1730-1740), this cultured and refined man received illustrious guests here and led papal policy. More than 50 paintings have returned to the palace to make these rooms vibrate again with the same energy of yesteryear. The Portrait of Neri Maria executed in Paris by Hyacinte Rigaud; the views of Paoli Anesi commissioned from the painter by the cardinal; the Tribute to Money by Luca Giordano; the Portrait of John I Corner by Domenico Tintoretto; Madonna Reading by Carlo Maratti; Lucretius, the famous Roman heroine, Pannini’s two great Views of Rome reveal not only the culture but also the sensitivity and taste of the cardinal.