3/30. Three works in 30 minutes. Unusual routes

Free guided tour on the first Sunday of September

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.

The month of September will be an opportunity to trace unusual paths through the rooms of the Museum of Palazzo Venezia: from the surprising discovery of artefacts once found in the major basilicas (such as the gilded bronze crowning for the Nicchia dei Palli in the Constantinian basilica of St. Peter's) to the fascinating history of handicrafts born from the encounter of different cultures (such as the Hispano-Moorish lustres or the Chinese porcelain service designed by a Dutch artist). From the in-depth examination of specific sections of the collection (the Lapidarium marble collection, with fragments dating from ancient times to the Renaissance), to the telling of curious anecdotes evoked by some particular works: Carlo Maratti's Cleopatra, Tiberio Titi's Portrait of Virginio Orsini's children, and the magnificent pharmaceutical trousseau from the former Benedictine Monastery of St. Peter in Montefiascone.

WHEN: 4 September
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. - Memories from the Major Basilicas.
At 10:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. - Cultural Interweaving: East and West.
At 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - Traces of stone: the erratic marbles of the Lapidarium.
At 12:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. - Strange stories.

WHERE: Palazzo Venezia.
MEETING POINT: Via del Plebiscito, 118.