April 16, 2014

Rome

Rome exhibition: a collection of masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

‘Musée d’Orsay. Capolavori’ Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome 22nd February – 8th June 2014 For the next few months until the 8th of June, the Vittoriano Museum Complex in Rome is the host venue of a wonderful collection on loan from Paris’s “Musée d’Orsay”. The Vittoriano, or “Altar of the Fatherland”, is an attraction worth visiting […]

Rodin exhibition in Rome, ending 25th May

‘Rodin. Il marmo, la vita’ Terme di Diocleziano – Rome 18th February – 25th May 2014 After its huge success in Milan’s Palazzo Reale, don’t miss this fantastic exhibition of Auguste Rodin’s work in its new home in the halls of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome. The exhibition features over 60 marble sculptures, making […]

Frida Kahlo exhibition in Rome

‘Frida Kahlo’ Scuderie del Quirinale – Rome 20th March – 31st August 2014 Don’t miss this great exhibition on the work of Frida Kahlo, beginning in the “Scuderie del Quirinale” in Rome on the 20th March. Kahlo’s legacy is one of global renown: she is the indisputed face of 20th century Mexican culture and artistic […]

Rome Exhibition on the evolution of mythical creatures in art

‘Mostri. Creature fantastiche della paura e del mito’ Palazzo Massimo – Rome 20th December 2013 – 1st June 2014 This unique exhibition, currently running in Rome’s Palazzo Massimo, part of the Museo Nazionale Romano, uses more than a hundred archaeological artefacts to investigate a series of classical myths that have had a great influence on […]

Exhibition: Modigliani and the artists of the “mad years” of Montparnasse

‘Modigliani, Soutine e gli artisti maledetti. La collezione Netter’ Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Cipolla – Rome 14th November 2013 – 6th April 2014 After its great success at Paris’s Pinacothèque and in Milan’s Palazzo Reale, don’t miss this fascinating exhibition, on display until the 6th April 2014 at Rome’s Palazzo Cipolla. Featuring over 120 masterpieces […]

Vatican By Night, 2013 edition

Vatican – late night openings, 2013 From early May until the end of October 2013 – excluding the month of August – it will once again be possible to visit the Vatican after dark, every Friday evening from 19.00 to 23.00. An unusual opportunity to visit the Vatican and Sistine Chapel by night, this year […]

Colosseum, May 1st 2013

It’s often the case that the Colosseum in Rome is closed on May the 1st – it’s a National Holiday in Italy and there are often events taking place that means the Colosseum closes to regular visitors. However, for 2013 it has just been announced that the Colosseum will be open to visitors until 13.45 […]

Habemus Papam – and Sistine Chapel open as of Monday

Hot on the heels of the closing of the Papal Conclave comes the official announcement of the reopening of the Sistine Chapel: Terminato il Conclave con l’elezione di Papa Francesco, la Cappella Sistina riapre al pubblico dei visitatori lunedì 18 marzo alle ore 9.00. Saranno nuovamente visitabili anche l’Appartamento Borgia e la Collezione di Arte […]

Rome, Colosseum ‘after dark’ tours 2013

** Update – we are now taking bookings for Colosseum by night tours, 2013. If you’d like to be informed as soon as we are able to take orders for after-dark tours of the Colosseum in Rome (2013), then please provide your email address below (in the box under the ‘Email Address’ label) to sign […]

Rome, Caracalla Baths, Mithraeum (Mitreo) open to visitors

Closed to visitors for the last 10 years, it is now – theoretically – possible to visit the ‘Mitreo di Caracalla’. For more information on arranging a visit, see here, and for some background history to the bloody cult of Mitreo, see this story in the UK Guardian. ‘Standard’ entrance to the baths at Caracalla […]