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” 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).
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)
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.
The exhibition, curated by Raffaella Perna, showcases a selection of over 200 photographs and books of photographs from the Donata Pizzi Collection, formed to acquaint as broad an audience as possible with the work of the most original Italian women photographers from the mid-sixties to the present day. The collection, the only one of its kind in Italy, comprises photographs by some 70 women photographers of different generations and from different expressive backgrounds, ranging from the pioneering work of Paola Agosti, Letizia Battaglia, Lisetta Carmi, Carla Cerati, Paola Mattioli and Marialba Russo to the more recent experimental work, dating from the 1990s to 2018, of Marina Ballo Charmet, Silvia Camporesi, Monica Carocci, Gea Casolaro, Paola Di Bello, Luisa Lambri, Raffaella Mariniello, Marzia Migliora, Moira Ricci, Alessandra Spranzi and many others.
Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized the best single exposure pictures that contributed to the prior year of visual journalism.
This year three Italian photographers ranked among the winners:
Francesco Pistilli, an Italian freelance photojournalist and videographer, with Lives In Limbo (General News, third prize stories);
Alessio Mamo, a Sicilian freelance photographer based in Catania, with Manal, War Portraits (People, second prize singles);
Fausto Podavini, a freelance photographer he lives and works in Rome, with Omo Change (Long-Term Projects, second prize stories).
27 April – 27 May Palazzo Delle Esposizioni – Rome
Mercatantia is a medieval festival that takes place in the splendid setting of the archaeological park of the ancient city of Sutri.
The Compagnia Sancto Eramo is a cultural association founded in 2007, which aims to recover the history and traditions of the medieval period of 1200, teaching to the public and schools with live history lessons. Promoting among its members the creation of handicrafts with the techniques of the era, such as pottery, leather objects, iron knitting armor, knives, bows and arrows and other objects of common use. Is also a sports association whose members are trained in medieval combat methods. (See photo gallery.)