A hanging garden, a market, a gigantic stage, even a traffic divider: leafing through the real and imagined maps of Piazza Venezia is like looking at an illustrated history book. A journey through the Renaissance architecture of Palazzo Venezia and the modernity of the Vittoriano, to discover the historical and artistic events which transformed these places into true icons and to create a personal emotional map, where details and colours as well as the impressions that most captured our attention can come to life, but also our proposals for the future of the city.
A symbol of unified Italy and, later, of the Italian Republic, the Vittoriano is a meaningful place for the collective imagination. Born as an avant-garde art project, a new modern forum, it then served as the scenography for countless films and television programmes. A suggestive visit to explore the great spaces of the Vittoriano together, to retrace its history and discover similarities and differences with the art and architecture of the past. Like a puzzle, we will be able to graphically reconstruct the iconic image of the Vittoriano, inspired by the gaze of artists and architects.
A journey to learn about the life and challenges of some of the protagonists of the Risorgimento, the Kingdom of Italy and the Republic, from Mazzini and Garibaldi to the cuirassiers. Engaging narration will accompany us through the rooms of the Central Museum of the Risorgimento and inside the Vittoriano, to discover the colours, symbols and curiosities related to the uniforms of those who, over time, have defended and still defend our homeland. A very particular history of costume, which intertwines history, popular mythology and ideals on which we should still reﬂect today. Thanks to dedicated educational support, we will reinvent original uniforms for famous characters.
A special itinerary dedicated to discovering Palazzo Venezia through lively narration in the rooms of the museum. On this journey through time, we’ll explore gardens, loggias and monumental halls, we’ll imagine life in the palace over the centuries through art, music and literature and, like travellers from other ages, we’ll even create colourful illustrated postcards in which to reinvent the environments we’ve explored.
Porcelain, silverware, majolica, bronze statuettes, the Sala del Mappamondo, an armoury and even a sea monster: the spaces of the Museum of Palazzo Venezia, like many cabinets of curiosities, contain applied art objects from all over the world. A journey to discover that each collection is often the mirror of the collector's tastes but also of an era, a mentality and a common feeling, yesterday as today. Together we will create our own personal collections, where we will decide what to keep, what to add and how to set it up in the space.