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AUGUSTO at SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE
AUGUSTO - SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE FROM 18TH OCTOBER 2013 TO 9TH FEBRURY 2014
The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale to mark the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus's death tells the parallel stories of his dazzling career and of the birth of a new era. The adopted son and great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus was a man endowed both with exceptional charisma and with extraordinary political intuition. Where even Julius Caesar had failed, he succeeded in putting an end to the decades of internecine strife that had brought the Roman Republic to its knees, and in inaugurating a new political era: the Empire. His reign, which lasted over forty years, was to be the longest in the city's entire history. Under Augustus the Empire achieved its greatest expansion, spreading to cover the whole of the Mediterranean basin, from Spain to Turkey and from the Maghreb to Greece, and Germany. The details of his life and dazzling career are known to us both from the emperor himself and from historians as Velleius Paterculus, Suetonius, Tacitus and Cassius Dio. In fact there are very few other Roman emperors for whose life we have such a large number of written sources. This allows us to reconstruct the stages of a political career in the course of which Augustus held all of the most important public offices, and at the same time to track the disastrous series of deaths in his family that robbed him, in the space of a few decades, both of Agrippa, his son-in-law and deputy, and of the heirs designated to succeed him: his nephew Marcellus, the son of his sister Octavia, and Gaius and Lucius Caesar, the sons of Julia and Agrippa. Thus on his death the Empire passed into the hands of Tiberius, the son of his third and much-loved wife Livia. The end of civil strife was skilfully marketed as an era of peace, prosperity and abundance. It was then that such crucial concepts as pax, pietas and concordia began to circulate, sung by poets of the calibre of Virgil, Horace and the entire coterie of intellectuals gathered around Maecenas. The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale will be using a selection of works of art of the highest artistic quality including statues, portraits, household objects in bronze, silver and glass, golden jewellery and precious stones, to offer visitors the chance to explore the emperor's life and career, which coincided with the birth a new artistic culture and language that continues even today to lie at the very root of Western civilisation.
Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio 16, Roma
Full price € 12.00
Reduced price € 9.50
CINECITTA' SHOWS OFF
This exhibition will take you on a magical journey through cinema.
These historic film studios have played a giant part in the history of Italian and Hollywood cinema. Created back in the 30s by Mussolini under the timeless tagline, “Il cinema è l’arma più forte” (Cinema is the most powerful weapon), this is one part of Rome worth making a trip out to see.
There have been some veritable classics shot here over the years, including the epic Ben-Hur and Cleopatra modern films such as Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ , Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York and Rob Marshall musical Nine. However, perhaps it is most renowned for being the home of Italy’s most internationally recognized director of all time: Federico Fellini. It doesn’t get more Roman or more acclaimed in cinema history than La Dolce Vita.
The grounds are actually the largest studio in the whole of Europe and you can enjoy private or group tours of the entire area. It’s located just 9km out of Rome making it an easy day trip for any cinema buff.
CINECITTA' SHOWS OFF:
You will be guided through monumental sets and a precious collection of set dressing items coming from the most significant films shot at Cinecittà.
You can get up close to costumes and accessories worn by international stars such as Sophia Loren and Alberto Sordi; be enchanted by the wonderful
sketches of the most renowned designers; and be taken directly into the heart of the Dream Factory.
The exhibition is divided into three sections and traces the history of Italian and International cinema, explaining the crafts necessary to make a movie.
It allows interactions with the different audiovisual languages in the last section called ‘Backstage’.
It’s an exhaustive homage to the most important costume and production designers, allowing visitors to perfectly understand how many professionals are required to make a movie successful. It is also possible to take a complete tour through the resident sets that are still used today for all kinds of audiovisual, domestic feature films and international productions. Expert guides will accompany visitors to the set of Broadway/New York, previously used by Martin Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York’ and recently revamped for Paul Haggi’s ‘Third Person’.
Guests can be taken through Florence in the 15th century and to the incredible ‘Ancient Rome’ location, which hosted the renowned period TV
series, with your guide providing insight into all the details of this mammoth production.
The opening of the prestigious Caffè Cinecittà will allow a relaxing break in the stylish café and a quick visit to the bookshop where you can pick up some unique souvenirs.
Via Tuscolana, 1055
Metro A Cinecittà
From Monday to Sunday: from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm (ticket office close at 4.30 pm)
10.00 (in Italian)
11.00 (both Italian and English)
13.00 (in Italian)
14.00 (in Italian)
15.15 (both Italian and English)
16.30 (in Italian)
Close on: Tuesdays
CineBimbiCittà: Opening days: Sunday from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm
CLEOPATRA, ROME AND THE MAGIC OF EGYPT
CLEOPATRA. ROME AND THE MAGIC OF EGYPT
from 12/10/2013 to 2/02/2014
The Egyptian Museum of Turin, the Vatican Museums and the Capitoline Museums. The National Museum of Rome, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Egyptian Museum of Florence. Not to mention the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The world’s most important museums have joined forces to loan out numerous prestigious pieces for several months, giving rise to one of the most fascinating and spectacular exhibitions of the year. Cleopatra returns to Rome after 13 years: the last major exhibition devoted to the Queen of Egypt was in 2000, when the Memmo Foundation paid tribute to her, bringing a record-breaking number of visitors to an exhibition in the Italian capital. A clear sign of the undoubted appeal that Cleopatra still holds: two thousand years after her death, the allure and charisma of the Egyptian Queen remain very much alive.
Produced by Arthemisia Group with DART Chiostro del Bramante, and curated by Giovanni Gentili, who previously curated the memorable exhibition devoted to Julius Caesar, the Cleopatra exhibition not only explores her life but for the first time examines her relationship with Rome. She was barely 20 when she seduced first Julius Caesar then Mark Anthony, interlacing sex and power in a way that has been instrumental in shaping world history ever since.
It is an intriguing coincidence that the city is hosting an exhibition on Augustus, Cleopatra’s arch enemy, in the very same period: the two enemies appear destined to be eternally intertwined.
The 180 masterpieces on show include some leading highlights: the so-called “Nahman” portrait of Cleopatra, on show in Italy for the first time; an extraordinary portrait of Octavia, the wife of Mark Anthony and sister of Augustus, in the guise of Cleopatra, on show for the first time anywhere in the world; a portrait of the Queen of Egypt when very young, probably when she rose to the throne in 51 B.C., and also a world first; the “Guimet” portrait of Alexander the Great from the Louvre, a masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture; an extraordinary bronze, never previously exhibited, depicting Alexander Helios, the son of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, and the spectacular but little known mosaic of the Nile from the Museum of Priverno.
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Information | Booking | T [+39] 06 916 508 451
Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm (last admission 7pm)
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 9pm (last admission 8pm)
- Full price € 13,00 (audioguide included)
- Reduced price € 11,00 (audioguide included) :
65 years (with valid ID); guys from 11 to 17 years; students under 26 years (with valid ID); forces of law and order and the military on producing an ID; disabled; CartaFreccia card holders
- Reduced price for Groups € 10,00 :
booking required, min 15 max 25 pax, miking obligatory
- Reduced price for Schools € 5,00 | prenotazione booking required, min 15 max 25 pax, children from 4 to 10 years
- Elementary school € 3,00 | booking required, min 15 max 25 pax
- Special Price € 9,00 (audioguide included)
Tourist guides, without a group
Journalists with press card (professional, practitioner, freelance)
- Free admission for (audioguide included):
Children under 4 years; 1 person accompanying each booked group; teachers accompanying students (2 each groups); ICOM card holders; free admission for the person accompanying the disable; Employees State Railways; Coupon invitation; Arthemisia Group Vip card holders; Amici del Chiostro del Bramante card holders
Booking and advance: Groups and individuals € 1,50 per person | School groups € 1.00 per student
Guided tours (excluding ticket prices, booking required min 15 max 25, miking required)
Schools € 80.00 | Groups € 100.00 | € 110.00 Foreign Language
Didactic services | Info: email@example.com
For children from 4 to 11 years (excluding ticket prices, booking required min 15 max 25 pax)
Educational workshop € 100.00
Miking | Groups € 30,00 - Schools € 15,00 - See more at: http://chiostrodelbramante.it/en/info/cleopatra_roma_e_lincantesimo_dellegitto/#sthash.1NRHmRx9.dpuf
ARCHIMEDES - ART AND INVENTION SCIENCE
ARCHIMEDES - MUSEI CAPITOLINI FROM 31ST MAY 2013 TO 14TH JANUARY 2014
An exhibition on the figure of Archimedes organized in collaboration with the Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, with models he invented and archaeological findings from the ancient Syracuse, where the scientist lived in third century BC.
This exhibition presents Archimedes - a key figure of universal culture - to the wider public for the very first time. The staggering significance of his writings matched by his phenomenal intuition in the field of mechanical technology made Archimedes the precursor of the genius and inventor. His name is still synonymous with invention and innovation in industrial production and design.
This prompted the idea for an exhibition that would offer concrete testimony not only of his studies but of the city where he lived and of the technical and scientific civilisation that gained ground in the Mediterranean area in the 3rd century BC - and of which Syracuse was a splendid example. In the background are the relations between Syracuse and Alexandria in Egypt, a city visited by Archimedes and many learned figures in the 3rd century BC.
Archimedes' death at the hand of a Roman soldier during the siege of Syracuse in 212 BC was an epoch-making moment for the Ancient world and, paradoxically, marked Archimedes' rebirth, as the Romans started the process that turned him into a legend and celebrated the "divine genius" behind the concept of machines never previously seen.
The exhibition then narrates the second rebirth of Archimedes, commenced in the 13th century with the gradual rediscovery of his writings. After catalysing scholars, artists and scientists, Archimedes became a point of reference for the leading lights of the Scientific Revolution, who employed Archimedes' writings to lay the bases for the new science popularised in the 17th century.
MUSEI CAPITOLINI: Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Caffarelli
from 9 am to 8 pm ( ticket office close at 7 pm )
Exhibition “Archimede. Arte e scienza dell’invenzione (31.5.2013-12.1.2014)” e Musei Capitolini:
€ 13,00 full price ; € 11,00 reduced;
EVERY WEDNESDAY THE PAPAL AUDIENCE
EVERY SUNDAY MEET PAPA FRANCESCO DURING THE ANGELUS ( PAPAL BLESSING ) AT 12:00 IN SAN PETER SQUARE
Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi":
"Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.
Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep well!"
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Georgium Marium
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio
qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum
17th March The first Angelus of Papa Francesco 12:00 am in Saint Peter's square
19th March Intronizzazione di Papa Francesco 9:30 am in Saint Peter's square
13th May Holy Mass and Canonization of the Blesseds in Saint Peter's square:
- Antonio Primaldo and Companions
- Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena
- María Guadalupe García Zavala
VATICAN MUSEUMS AND SISTINE CHAPEL
Just 3 minutes walking from our hotel ............
The magnificent and immense Vatican Museums are among the greatest and most important in the world. This explains the extremely long queues tailing back from the the entrance, especially in the high seasons such as at Christmas, Easter and during spring.
Rest assured however, your patience will be rewarded inside.
In order to avoid the queues and save time, it is therefore a good idea booking your admission ticket or guided tour online.
The Vatican Museums in fact encompass a number of different museums: the Pio-Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Gregorian Profane Museum, the Pio-Christian Museum, the Ethnological Missionary Museum, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Upper Galleries Museum, the Vatican Library Museum, the Pinacoteca (Art Gallery) and of course the exquisite and unique Sistine Chapel.
An entire day will not be long enough to see everything, so you would do well to dress comfortably and have a clear idea of what you really want to visit before embarking of this “expedition”.
The Vatican Museums are also open on the last Sunday of every month when admission is free
Viale Vaticano, 100
Fax: +39 06 69885100
Telephone: +39 06 69883145 - 06 69884676 info - 06 6982
Web site: www.museivaticani.va
Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00;
Last admission 16:00;
Last Sunday of the month: open and free of charge from 9:00 to 14:00, last admission 12:30. Closed if it falls on Easter, 29 June (Saints Peter and Paul), 25 or 26 December (Christmas Day or Boxing Day).
THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL SPRING HOUSE WINS “THE MOST UNIQUE ROOM” IN
Thousands Cast Their Votes for Their Favorite Hotels on Facebook
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