Following up on the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, whose pontificate will end Feb. 28, Rome prepares itself to receive thousands of tourists which will reach The Capital to meet the new Pope.
Benedict XVI’s successor will be chosen by 117 cardinal-electors during a secret election – known as a Conclave – in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. The Vatican has yet to announce a date for the start of the conclave, making it difficult for out-of-towners to plan their trips.
The Vatican will publicize more informations next month after the beginning of the so-colled vacant seat period but the conclave is expected to start mid-March, possibly in time to install a pope before the start of Holy Week on March 24, Palm Sunday.
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Fondazione Musica per Roma in collaboration with Daniele Cipriani Entertainment presents, for the first time in Rome’s temple of music Sala Santa Cecilia, the great ballet with “GEORGE BALANCHINE GALA“.
The outstanding ballet event, with some of the most brilliant Principals of New York City Ballet, is part of some great tribute shows to pay tribute to their spiritual leader: George Balanchine, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary from the passing of the choreographer who created some of the best performances in the history of modern ballet.
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30
Info Line: 892982
In December 2012 The Chiostro del Bramante will play host to a comprehensive collection of masterpieces by the Brueghel family. The exhibition will include paintings, drawings and prints by the principle exponents of the most important family of Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, tracing the Brueghels’ artistic development from one generation to another.
Brueghel. The Fascinating World of Flemish Art celebrates the Brueghel dynasty, a family of Flemish painters who made an indelible mark on the history of European art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. More than 100 selected paintings and drawings provide a wonderful opportunity to admire unique masterpieces: the beautiful snowy Northern European landscapes, rural scenes, village fetes and still lifes, all of which strike us for their meticulous attention to detail. The works are reflections on human existence, bringing together the sacred and the profane, faith and superstition, the cult of beauty and the seductive qualities of the grotesque.
Chiostro del Bramante
Arco della Pace, 5
Tel. +39 06/916508451 – 06/68809035
€ 12,00 Full price
The Museum of Rome – Palazzo Braschi hosts the major exhibition “Canova. The Sign of the Glory. Drawings, paintings and sculptures“. The 79 drawings have been selected from the 1800-piece collection constituting the largest in the world of art by an artist, donated in the mid-nineteenth century to the newly inaugurated Museo Civico of Bassano by Giambattista Sartori Canova, half-brother of the artist and his universal heir. The drawings are accompanied by 15 etchings of the works, 6 original plaster models, 4 tempera, an oil painting, two terracottas and two marbles that show the transition the concept stage to the production of the artwork. A choice that presents a unique historical context of Europe between eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, clarifying the role of Canova as the first real modern artist.
Museo di Roma
Piazza San Pantaleo, 10
Tel: +39 060608
€11,00 Full price
€9,00 Reduced price
Over two thousand years ago merchants, pilgrims and soldiers braved the soaring mountains and hazardous deserts of central Asia to trade in luxury goods, to unearth sacred texts and to encounter and dominate distant peoples, leading to the gradual creation of a network of routes grouped together under the evocative name of the “Silk Road”. The exhibition retraces the long journey between east and west from the 7th to the 14th centuries AD, illustrating the numerous different cultures along the Silk Road route with reconstructions of four iconic cities: Chang’an, today’s Xi’an, the cosmopolitan capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty; Turfan, an oasis city in the Gobi Desert; Samarkand, a major centre of trade and culture; and Baghdad, capital of the Muslim world and seat of the Caliphate.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni until 24/03/2013
Via Nazionale, 194
€12,50 Full price
€10,00 Reduced price
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to retrace the salient moments of this great Italian painter’s uncontainable rise, from his early days in the workshops of Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione in Venice to the independence that he won with his large canvases for the Doges and for the D’Este and Della Rovere families, and ultimately with his imperial commissions from Charles V and his son Philip II. Titian’s entire artistic career will be represented at the highest level, decade by decade, underscoring his masterly sense of colour and the development of his brushwork, which proved capable of surpassing the boundaries of painterly imagination.
Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio, 16
€12,00 Full price
€9,50 Reduced price