The poetry in Wood

The ancient streets of Rome are a spectacle in itself!

Lost in the historic center, preferably not in a group, you will always find an amazing  corner, magical… and could find some artist’s atelier, often famous, like that of  Ferdinando Codognotto.

Master of  Italian sculpture in wood, known and appreciated throughout the world, there may happen to meet him, sitting in his workshop-studio while listening to Operas music, reading …

Near Piazza Navona, follow the arrows carved in wood, created by him, and like a fairy tale, take you to his world…

Follow the arrows carved in wood, created by him, and like a fairy tale, take you to his world …

So you can see some of his works closely, and if you are particularly appealing, he can also give you his catalog, with the most beautiful creations, now part of private and public collections in Japan, New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo…

FERDINANDO CODOGNOTTO – SCULPTOR
Via dei Pianellari 14, Roma 

Cross the art from “side to side”…

You are close to Piazza Navona?
Then do not miss a visit to Palazzo Braschi, that currently houses the Museo di Roma

Italiano: Roma, Palazzo Braschi

Palazzo Braschi,1500, stands on a trapeze between, Via Pasquino, Piazza Navona, Via della Cuccagna and Piazza San Pantaleo.

You can get both from Piazza Navona and from Piazza San Pantaleo: you will cross the building from side to side.

statues on a staircase, palazzo braschi

 

The atrium reaches the beautiful staircase of Valadier, that for the two ramps, used 18 columns of red granite, of the hospital of Santo Spirito, originating probably from the villa of Agrippina’s, first century. A.D.

Palazzo Braschi

 

Inside the magnificent Palace, you can admire a splendid collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture, clothing, ceramics, photographs and frescoes, scattered in three apartments in the three floors of the Palace.
You can also see ancient carriages and sedan chairs. 

 

 

PALAZZO BRASCHI- Museo di Roma
Enter from Piazza di San Pantaleo or Piazza Navona
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00  to 20.00
Info:+39 060608
Tickets:9 euros 

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Rome is… a Queen Bee

I love the water. I love the fountains of water features, ergo, I love Rome.
Because in this city, you will find many fountains, as in no other city.

Decorative elements, the fountains of Rome, from the most famous to the drinking fountains, are scattered throughout the city.
Each has a story and every design element has a meaning.

Nothing was left to chance, as the FONTANA DELLE API, the Fountain of the Bees, one of my favorite small fountains, in Piazza Barberini.
It has been  a tribute to Pope Urban VIII and to the family emblem, precisely the bees.

The Latin inscription informed that this fountain, was a gift of the Pope, and the water was available to the people and animals.

But surely you will not miss a visit to the Trevi Fountain to throw a coin behind ….
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FONTANA DELLE API
Piazza Barberini, Roma 

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