Thursday, 11 May 2017

Fixin' up the Mausoleum of Augustus

It seems that on 2019 the Mausoleum of Augustus, one of the most important and neglected spots of Rome, is going to open in all its renewed glory.
It was on the news a few days ago, so I profitted to take a look around and take some pictures!

Friday, 16 December 2016

"The Dolls of Japan" Exhibition

During my last walk I finally managed to check out this beautiful traveling exhibition sponsored by the Japan Foundation dedicated to Japanese dolls as artifacts and extraordinary pieces of culture.
Walking throught the exhibition, I had the impression of the pieces being placed kinda randomly, so I'll follow the presentation of the catalogue and my own tastes rather than the actual display.

Saint Peter's Nativity Scene

Again this year, an overview of the Nativity Scene featured in Saint Peter's square.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

"Alphonse Mucha" Exhibition

Today was the last day to visit the beautiful retrospective dedicated to the one who's considered the forerunner of Art Noveau, Alphonse Mucha, known for his pretty girls in elegant decorations, but this exhibition was also a chance to know that this artist is much more than this.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A Visit to the Museum to help Italy: Palazzo Altemps

Last Sunday the earning of the Statal Museums were donated to the victims of the Earthquake in Central Italy of August 24.

Monday, 8 August 2016

A visit to Galleria Spada

Profitting of the free access to a good number of museums in Rome on the first Sunday of the month, yesterday I took the chance to pay a visit to the Galleria Spada, one of the many hidden treasures of Rome.

Saving Memory: the Passetto del Biscione

Placed in one of the most typical areas of Rome, the Passetto del Biscione, a tiny underground passage that connects the area of Sant'Andrea della Valle to Campo dè Fiori, that back in the days was a passageway that connected the Theatre of Pompey to the outside.