Animated visits

My VIVE in words, colours and emotions

A secret garden, a marketplace and two majestic complexes. Perusing maps of Piazza Venezia old and new is a journey back in time, as with an illustrated history album. The animated visit leads students through the historical and artistic happenings in this part of Rome and its buildings: Palazzo Venezia, one of the most outstanding Renaissance residences in the city, and the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first King of Italy. Each student creates his/her own sentimental map, inserting a snapshot of the Vittoriano, the details and colours of frescoes in Palazzo Venezia and the  story that has most struck his/her imagination, plus a proposal for the future of the city.

WHERE
Palazzo Venezia e Vittoriano
MEETING POINT
Palazzo Venezia Ticket Office, entrance at Via del Plebiscito 118
The Vittoriano through the ages – art and architecture

A symbol of a united and independent Italy, the Vittoriano soon became a key location in the nation’s collective imagination. But who is the architect who designed it? What models inspired it? Why are its marbles so blindingly white? These plus other questions and doubts will be resolved during an animated visit that explores the fascinating spaces of the monument, retracing its history and conducting an architectural and artistic investigation into its materials, geometries and volumes. Using a special teaching aid students will graphically process the iconic image of the Vittoriano using collage and drawing.

WHERE
Vittoriano
MEETING POINT
Palazzo Venezia Ticket Office, entrance at Via del Plebiscito 118
Heroes of yesteryear and today

A narrative route illustrating the life and heroic feats of protagonists of Italian history: the adventures of Garibaldi in the two worlds, Mazzini’s travels through Europe, the courageous acts of the first female patriots. As they pass through the rooms of the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, students will discover the stories behind the portraits, uniforms and memorabilia of those who fought for a united Italy over the years. A special teaching aid allows students to reinvent their own hero of today, using drawing and collage to create original uniforms.
 

WHERE
Vittoriano e Museo Centrale del Risorgimento
MEETING POINT
Palazzo Venezia Ticket Office, entrance at Via del Plebiscito 118