Art does not stop and Rome offers numerous exhibitions and virtual tours accessible directly from your sofa at home.
In this period of closure of cultural sites, Rome takes part in the #laculturanonsiferma campaign, with virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the most beautiful museums and historical sites in the Capital.
The Trajan’s Market are certainly a unique archaeological complex of its kind, telling the evolution of the city from the Imperial Age to the present day. Born as a strategic administrative center of the Imperial Fora, it became a noble residence, a military fortress and finally barracks. A continuous evolution that is felt in the architectural transformations to adapt the site according to various functions. So, through the virtual tour, it is possible to move among the rooms and gardens, as well as “walking” on the belvedere terrace. A real dive into the history of ancient Rome!
Museum of the Ara Pacis
The Museum of the Ara Pacis belongs to “Sistema dei Musei in Comune” of Rome and houses the Ara Pacis of Augustus. The spaces of the museum, designed by the American architect Richard Meier, are modulated on the contrast between light and twilight. The central pavilion where the Ara Pacis is located is illuminated by natural light that filters through 500 square meters of crystals, creating the atmosphere necessary for the full enjoyment of the monument. Thus, it is possible to appreciate the decorative motifs placed along the sides of the Ara enclosure, like the mythical origins of Rome and the glories of Augustus, which granted the prosperity of the Empire. A truly unmissable tour!
Raphael at the Scuderie del Quirinale
The Scuderie del Quirinale offer the possibility to visit the exhibition dedicated to Raphael, with 204 masterpieces from the most important international collections, 120 made by Raphael himself. Among these, we find “Madonna of the Grand Duke” of the Uffizi Galleries, “Santa Cecilia” from the Pinacoteca of Bologna and “Madonna Alba” from the National Gallery of Washington. A great opportunity to celebrate 500 years of the death of the great artist.
The Vatican Museums open their doors, showing their wonderful timeless masterpieces through 7 virtual tours. Users from all over the world can visit the Sistine Chapel, the Pio Clementino Museum, the Raphael Rooms, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Braccio Nuovo Museum, the Niccolina Chapel and the Chiaroscuri Room. Therefore, the virtual visitor can access each of these locations, moving in every direction, closely observing the single works, reproduced in high-definition. The Vatican Museums in a click!