3/30. Three works in 30 minutes. The museum tells us

Free guided tour on the first Sunday of August

The VIVE Institute is offering on the first free Sundays a cycle of visits, different each month, to allow visitors to always admire various works and aspects of the museum's various collections. Every cycle includes four different tours of half an hour each and focuses on three works chosen as particularly illustrative. An invitation to come back every month, taking advantage of the free Sundays, to discover more treasures and explore new themes each time.

In August, we will dedicate space to the many stories told in the works of the Museum of Palazzo Venezia. Paintings, ceramics, sculptures, porcelain and tapestries will become pages of a book where we will find, narrated with different styles and languages, the Greek myths (as in the paintings by Giulio Carpioni), the biblical stories (such as those of David carved in the precious ebony casket from Constantinople, a wedding gift for an emperor and his bride) the fairytale legends of saints, including Eustace, portrayed by Melchiorre CaffĂ  in a marvellous terracotta relief as he tames the lions sent to maul him, as well as the adventurous stories of the heroes of ancient Rome, conveyed by Urbino ceramics in lively sketches even when the epilogue is dramatic, as in the plate depicting Atilius Regulus executed by the Carthaginians.

WHEN: August 7
TIME: 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

At 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - Mythological Tales
At 10:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. - Biblical Stories
At 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - Hagiographic Stories
At 12:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. - Roman tales

WHERE: Palazzo Venezia.
MEETING POINT: via del Plebiscito, n. 118.