-A new exhibition at Anzio, near Rome, gathers unique material from the Capitoline Museums and the British Museum to tell the story of one of the most famous Roman emperors.
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If while visiting Rome you feel like escaping from its bustling- crowd streets Anzio is a very good option. Anzio (called Antium in ancient times) is a small town, only one hour direct train from Rome or by car, by Via Nettunense (SS207) or Via Ardeatina (SS601).
A quiet beach, restaurants that will offer you fresh sea food and now a fantastic exhibition that describes one of the most controversial Roman Emperor.
Nero was born at Anzio in 37 D.C. His birthplace was the site of a magnificent imperial residence. Tyranny and extravagance are concepts almost automatically linked with his name, he is remembered as the emperor who fiddled while Rome burned. Nevertheless the study of Nero is complex. Nowadays modern historians question the reliability of ancient sources when reporting on account of his behavior.
Many interesting works of art have been found in this picturesque town : the Fanciulla d’Anzio , the Borghese Gladiator (Louvre Museum) and the Apollo Belvedere in the Vatican were all discovered in the ruins of villas at Anzio.
The Exhibition "Anzio and Nero – Treasures from the British Museum and the Capitoline Museums" will take place in the The Museo Civico Archeologico of Anzio. Free admission!!! It will be open every day from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 19:30 (until 16 January 2010). So you can have a look at the extraordinary finds from the villa and other residences, scattered memories that will provide a clue about the man who ordered the execution of his own mother, and at the same time has been successful in diplomacy and trade during his rule.
One of the hit-points of the exhibition is the bronze statuette depicting a young emperor. It is assumed to be Nero. It was discovered in England near a Roman settlement in the first century AD and kept at the British Museum.
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