Monthly Archives: August 2012

Monte Mario

montemarioMonte Mario is the highest hill in Rome. From the top of the hill there is an observatory place where you can see almost the whole Rome. There is also a restaurant and a bar, where you can have a dinner or drinks and watch the breathtaking views. The eastern part of the hill is a nature reserve. There you can walk around or go for a jogging or just relax in the beautiful nature.

You can take a taxi or use public transportation to Monte Mario: Go to stop TERMINI (MAMBFS) , Take line 40 (P.ZA PIA / CASTEL S. ANGELO) , get off at TRASPONTINA/CONCILIAZIONE, Take line 23 (CLODIO) 6 to 23 stops every 15 min. Get off at GIULIANA / GRAZIOLI LANTE , Walk about 800 meters

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Museo dell’Ara Pacis

“When I returned to Rome from Gaul and from Spain, in the consulship of Tiberius Nero and Publius Quintilio, having brought to a satisfactory finish my works in these provinces, the Senate decreed that there should be consecrated in the Field of Mars an altar to the Augustan Peace and ordered that the officials, priests and vestal virgins should celebrate a sacrifice at it every year.”

It is with these words that Augustus, in his spiritual testimony, the Res Gestae, tells us of the Senate’s decision to construct an altar to Peace, following the conclusion of his labours North of the Alps from 16 to 13 B.C., subjecting the Reti and the Vindelici, establishing definitive control over the Alpine passes, and visiting Spain, finally at peace, founding new colonies and imposing new tributes. history_large

The ceremonial dedication of the Altar of Peace, took place on the 30th January in the year 9 B.C.
It seems, according to the evidence provided by the historian Cassius Dione (LIV, 25.3), that at first the Senate had planned to build an altar within their own building, the Curia, but the idea was not followed through and the northernmost part of the Field of Mars, which had recently been urbanised, was chosen instead. The altar dedicated to peace came, therefore, and not by chance, to be built in the middle of a vast plain, on which, traditionally, the manoeuvres of the infantry and the cavalry took place, and, in more recent times, the gymnastic exercises of the Roman youth. the_meier_project_slideshow

The new museum complex for the Ara Pacis was designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, an architectural studio in the United States, which has been responsible for several of the most notable museums of the second half of the twentieth century. The building work for the project was awarded to the Italian company Marie Engineering and was overseen, for the Municipal Administration, by the Government Office of Cultural Assets and the Office of the Historic City.

05/04 – 02/09/2012
Russian avant-garde
Malevic, Kandinskij, Chagall, Rodcenko, Tatlin and others
New temporary exhibition space Ara Pacis
Exhibitions

The most remarkable achievements of Russian art in the XX century – Cubo-Futurism, with its unique synthesis of European trends of the time, the originality of Abstract art, Constructivism, with its architectural compositions, and Suprematism with its geometric purity – are represented in this single major exhibition: Russian Avant-gardes.

For more information about up coming events visit their site http://en.arapacis.it/

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Etruria Eco Festival 2012

9-19.8.2012 at 18.00

Etruria Eco Festival, not just music

EtruriaEcoFestival is an event, now in its sixth edition, which features musical and artistic events of national and international. The event has the ambitious goal to combine the artistic and cultural heritage through the promotion of all issues related to environmental protection and the protection of the territory.

Etruria Eco Festival is not only great music, dance and theater. This year for the first time is also 100% eco village with over 40 stands (Library, crafts, vintage clothing and eco-friendly, Tshirts, natural fabrics, ethnic products, bags, decorations, ecobigiotteria, solar cookers, systems for energy savings associations, and more cooperation). The Festival is in the beautiful park of Legnara of Cerveteri, a city of the Province of Rome.
The village is open daily at 18 and always FREE!

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Here is more information about the schedule, artists and bands performing in Eco Festival

How to get there?

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