The San Luca Academy of fine Arts

Palazzo Carpegna, is an historic building, right next to Fontana di Trevi, that is worth a visit for its history and superb collections of works of art.  In the collection you can see Domenichino, Guido Reni, Canova…

Palazzo Carpegna in Rome, Museum and Accademia...

Inside the Palace of 1500, transformed and enlarged by Francesco Borromini, is based, The Accademia  di San Luca, structured into three categories: painting, sculpture and architecture, aimed at promoting the fine arts.

The highest office of the Accademia di San Luca, was represented by a Prince,until 1812, presiding over 180 National and Foreign Academicians.

Domenichino - Portrait of Guido Reni - WGA06402

In short, a melting pot of culture!

From the earliest statutes prescribed that each Academic, at the time the nomination, would leave as gift, a sample of his art.

PALAZZO CARPEGNA;
ACCADEMIA DI SAN LUCA

Piazza dell’Accademia di San Luca 77,  Roma
Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 14.00

Watch out to the walls!

Rome, the eternal city, crossed the Tiber
Rome, so hard to live, for its old streets and lanes of San Pietrini so delicate!

Rome, which will charm you with its secret corners and its history… such as that of plaques that commemorate the many floods of the Tiber, which over the centuries have devastated this proud city!

Yes, there are about sixty  floods, the first dates back to 414 BC, but the flooding of the city seems to have been even 132!

Not to forget these tragedies, which often resulted in death, over the years, the plaques and water meters were affixed to the walls of Rome, in places where the water had reached truly remarkable heights, as in Via di Ripetta, more than 16 meters!

One of these floods in late 1600, the highest and most devastating, caused the collapse of the three arches of the Bridge of Senators, which was not rebuilt and took the nickname of “Broken Bridge”!

So, while strolling through the streets of Rome, watch out to the walls!

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TeZuKa: turning drawings into dance

If you like ballet, this is the right time: in Rome, for the Festival of  New Dance, you may see a series of shows, poised between dance, circus and theater!

I suggest this evening, the Italian premiere of the ballet TeZukA, a mixture of tradition, science fiction and reality.
Spirit of Japanese manga and kanji… well, not to be missed!

Drawing of viavisconti

Turning drawings into dance!

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Festival of New Dance
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro de Coubertin
Petrassi Hall, 21.00
Tickets: 25 euros
To purchase tickets by phone call from abroad +39 06.37.00.106

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