Le Vie del Ponte

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Via dei Banchi Nuovi, via di Panico, via del Governo Vecchio, Piazza dell’Orologio, via Orsini, Largo Tassoni are LE VIE DEL PONTE that look at Castel Sant’Angelo and will host musical, artistic and cultural events at the end of February. This is the initiative organized by the V.E.S.T.A. to enhance the area through a real atmosphere of participation among tourists, citizens and traders.

“The Ponte district, whose name derives from the pedestrian Ponte Sant’Angelo, built by Adriano in 134 d. C. extends in reality in a much larger territory that reaches up to via della Pace and via dei Coronari, but ours – says Gianfranco Labib, president of VESTA, which includes over thirty activities in the area – is a little step to start making the territory better known, which develops on economic activities whose productions, since the Middle Ages, attracted citizens, merchants, pilgrims and tourists of the grand tour. We hope we can return, through the revitalization of the area through small events with great content, to that influx dictated by the curiosity to discover the work of a goldsmith, mosaicist, leather goods, painter, sculptor, marble worker, how to enjoy shopping, catering and receptivity sharing a piece of our history together.” (see photo gallery)


Memories of Trajan. The funeral, the triumph, the private life of an emperor

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The event, inspired by the archaeological exhibition “Trajan, Building the Empire, creating Europe”, recalled the moments of the life of Emperor Trajan.
Mercati di Traiano, 20 October 2018.

Lisetta Carmi. La bellezza della verità

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From October 20th to March 3rd the Museum of Rome in Trastevere hosts the first public exhibition in Rome dedicated to the famous Italian photographer Lisetta Carmi.
In addition to his most famous works, the 170 images on display include three very different themes: the Parisian subway, the transvestites and the Sicilian landscapes.

Bimillennial of Ovid celebrated at Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.

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Under the title Love, myths and other stories, the exhibition Ovidio at the Scuderie del Quirinale is dedicated to the life, work and legacy of Ovid.
The exhibition explores the central themes of Ovid’s writings: love, seduction and the relationship between power and myth.
The display includes over 200 works including frescoes and ancient sculptures, precious medieval manuscripts and paintings from the modern age.

Expeditio Magna September 2, 2018 the departure from Rome

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“Expeditio Magna” is the great march of the Associazione Culturale Decima Legio on the ancient Via Flaminia!
After two thousand years or less, a group of passionate historical reenactors will return to travel the great road of the North, simulating the transfer of a contubernium of Roman legionaries towards Rimini to join a consular army.
From Rome to Ariminum (Rimini) on foot, in 14 consecutive stages for a total of 220 Roman miles (327 km), with an average of 16 miles (24 km) per day.
They will follow the ancient Via Flaminia in the most faithful way possible, following a carefully analyzed and reconstructed route with prospections, satellite surveys and specialized studies, along paths and paths almost forgotten, crossing lands and villages almost unknown, but reminiscent of power and prosperity of the most important civilization of the ancient world, and which today deserve adequate valorization.
(See the photo gallery of the departure from Rome).

Guarcino August 2018: La Disfida del Malpensa

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Every year in the city of Guarcino, near Frosinone, the “Disfida del Malpensa” is commemorated between a soldier of Guarcino and a soldier of the army of Henry VI  Hohenstaufen. (See photo gallery)

“Hoc anno venit rex Henricus filius Friderici Imperatoris et subiugavit sibi totam Campaniam praeter Fummonem, et Castrum Ferentinum obsedit per novem dies, et ivit super Guarginum; ibi commissum est bellum inter Teotonicum militem et Latinum nomine Malpenza et superatus est miles Teotonicus a milite Latino vidente et astante Rege cum toto exercitu in circuitu.” (Annales Ceccanenses pp.287-288)

Baths of Caracalla


The Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) in Rome, Italy, were the city’s second largest Roman public baths, or thermae, likely built between AD 212 (or 211) and 216/217, during the reigns of emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla. They were in operation until the 530s and then fell into disuse and ruin.

From 13 june to 30 september 2018 it is possible to see the sculptures by Mauro Staccioli. The first retrospective dedicated to the Tuscan artist since his death is promoted by the Rome Special Superintendence for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape.
The title of the retrospective, Sensitivity to the Environment, emphasizes that this exhibition is dedicated to the contemporary Italian artist who has more intuited the relationship between the work of art and the surrounding environment in which it finds its environment.