“Bellissima” is the italian word for “very beautiful”. But until…
Palazzo Caffarelli in the Capitole Museums in Rome in Piazza Venezia is holding an exhibition of major importance until 28 january 2007, the â€œOfficina Emilianaâ€? (the Emilian Workshop), which travels throughout Italy, and where you will admire some 40 works of great painters as Correggio, Guercino and Lanfranco made between the 15th and 18th century.
The collection, which is composed of works by artists orginary from Emilia and Romagna is owned by the Bank of the same name, The Banca Popolare dellâ€™Emilia Romagna. The collection began in the 60s and was enlarged throughout the years and this is a successful example of private sponsoring aiming at art, culture and territory with a public interest since the recovering of these works also means the taking care of them, which may not have been possible and also made it possible for the public to be able to admire these works. At the beginning the choices were casual since the works were to furnish the offices only, and slowly it turned out to be a cultural project instead.
The exhibition proposes a chronological visit through the works of great painters of the emilian school.
The location is off Piazza Venezia, which is close to the Colosseum in central Rome and is in walking distance from Yes hotel Rome, or in easy reach by bus from the Termini station
Visits are from Tuesdays to Sundays between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm.
Ticket is 8 euro and includes the Capitole Museums too or 4,50 euro for the exhibition only.