Big news from the eternal city! The world’s most important private collection of ancient marble sculptures will be showcased in Rome this March. The illustrious Torlonia Collection will be displayed at Palazzo Caffarelli at the city’s Capitoline Museums, located at Piazza del Campidoglio, 1. The exhibition “The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces” will display 96 of the anthology’s impressive 620 ancient sculptures.
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Earlier this month, while Americans were home preparing their Thanksgiving feasts, the mayor of Rome unveiled an archeological site of momentous importance. After six years of excavation work, the “Circus Maximus” was re-opened to the public on November 16, 2016.
The city of Naples, like many places in Italy, is filled with Roman ruins. Whether its exploring the unearthed city of Pompeii, or stumbling upon Roman basilicas while shopping in Milan, one of the many joys Italy provides is its window into the past.
After 17 months of repair work, the famed Trevi Fountain will finally be unveiled this month in Rome. Nearly 2.2 million Euro (2.98 million dollars) was spent by Fendi, the company funding the restoration project. That’s a lot of coins to throw into a fountain!
Visitors to southern Italy are in for a treat, with a new evening exhibition now showing at the ancient city of Pompeii. Pompeii: Un’ Emozione Notturna is running from August 5 to September 27, attracting locals and tourists alike to enjoy the special night tour. Like never before, visitors can tour the preserved Roman city and experience the merging of history, culture, and art.