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Rome is a yellow zone: museums, archaeological parks, and exhibitions reopen

I Marmi Torlonia. Collezionare Capolavori - Ph. Oliver Astrologo
from 30 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

Culture is back to life: after a due suspension, the green light comes to open museums, archaeological parks, and exhibitions in the yellow zone to the public.

All places of culture open only from Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, provided that use methods are guaranteed referring to the size and characteristics of the premises. Please, avoid gatherings, respect interpersonal distance, and wear a mask.

Admissions are subject to limitations and with compulsory electronic reservations and ticketing.

Let's see in detail some of the most anticipated reopenings.

At the Capitoline Museums, the exhibition The Torlonia marbles. Collecting Masterpieces continues. Over 90 works selected from the 620 marbles cataloged and belonging to the Torlonia collection, the most prestigious private collection of ancient sculptures: significant for the history of art, excavations, restoration, taste, museography, archaeological studies. Until 06/29/2021.

The exhibition Il tempo di Caravaggio. Capolavori della collezione di Roberto Longhi was prolonged. On display, the famous Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio and over forty paintings by artists, who, in the 17th century, were influenced to varying degrees by his figurative revolution. Until 02/05/2021.

At the Ara Pacis Museum, the only Italian stop in the monographic exhibition Josef Koudelka. Radici. dedicated to the great Czech photographer from the Magnum Photos agency. He offers his photographic and artistic interpretation of some of the most important archaeological sites of Roman and Greek culture and tries to restore their authentic beauty. Until 05/16/2021.

The Trajan’s Markets – Museum of the Imperial Fora celebrate the bicentenary of Napoleon's death with Napoleon and the myth of Rome. Of the great Corsican leader, the exhibition reveals an aspect little known to the general public, namely, his excavation activity in Rome as a fundamental instrument of imperial propaganda, aimed at the model of the Rome of the Empire. From 02/04/2021 to 05/30/2021.

At the Museum of Rome - Palazzo Braschi, located in the splendid Piazza Navona, continues Per Gioco. La collezione dei giocattoli antichi della Sovrintendenza Capitolina. The exhibition focuses on the valuable collection of antique toys recently acquired by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina and intends to underline the relationship between toys and objects of daily use, between play and real life. Until 02/28/2021.

At the Casino dei Principi of the Museums of Villa Torlonia, however, the exhibition La Signora dell’Arte. Opere dalla collezione di Bianca Attolico da Mafai a Vezzoli, dedicated to the profile and personality of Bianca Attolico (1931-2020), an art collector with interests ranging from the Roman School to the latest generations. Until 04/05/2021.

Two current exhibitions continue at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere:
Sulle tracce del crimine. Viaggio nel giallo e nero Rai, telling the evolution and transformations of the detective genre, from the first screenplays to today's TV series. Until 03/14/2021;
Roma. Massimo Siragusa an exhibition dedicated to the Sicilian photographer who, through one hundred images, investigates the outskirts of the Capital and its many contradictions. Until 03/14/2021.

Also the Parco Archeologico del Colosseo reopens its doors and awaits you with Pompei 79 d.C. Una storia romana. The exhibition is dedicated to the history of the long relationship between Rome and Pompeii and tries to restore the complex dialogue that links the two most famous realities of Italian archeology, from the Second Samnite War to the eruption of 79 AD. A story of high scientific value, based on the reconstruction of social and cultural relationships traceable in particular through archaeological research.

An archaeological site, a fortress, and a prison, but also a papal residence: the extraordinary National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo is, at the same time, a monument, an archaeological area, and a museum that houses rich collections of art and history that reflect its alternating and numerous variations of use.

The Galleria Borghese Museum displays a rich collection of ancient sculptures, bas-reliefs, mosaics, paintings, and sculptures from the 15th to the 19th century. Among its masterpieces, you can admire the artworks by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, and the sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Antonio Canova.

For Stendhal, the Pantheon is "The most beautiful remnant of Roman antiquity. A temple that has suffered so little that it appears to us as the Romans must have seen in their time.” Source of inspiration for the greatest architects of all ages and always admired for its beauty, the harmony of lines, and perfect calculation of the geometries of the masses, the Pantheon is one of the best-preserved examples of Roman monumental architecture.

Also, the Vatican Museums reopen. They house rich collections of art, archeology, and Ethno-anthropology created by the Popes over the centuries. Here, you can admire some of the most exclusive and artistically significant places, such as the Sistine Chapel, the magnificent work by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and the surprising Gardens, a place of rest and meditation for the Popes since 1279.

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