MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI AN ARCHITECT IN ROME

a project of michelangelo buonarrotiA special exhibition, opened on October 6th, 2009 and dedicated to the extraordinary work of Michelangelo Buonarroti as an architect, under the organization of Musei Capitolini in Rome is approaching to its end. For those who haven’t seen it and wanted to do so, the last day is February 7th, 2010. Beside the famous works in Florence, Siena, Bologna, Venice, the one made in Rome is considered to be among the most important.
Michelangelo had lived in Rome between 1505 and 1516, and afterwards from 1534 until his death in 1564, and during this forty-years long period the artist made numerous great projects, some of them realized, the others unfortunately remained on sheets of paper.
The exhibition is divided in 17 sections organized chronologically and it contains 105 works that remained to testify about the extraordinary inventions of Michelangelo.
Thanks to a rich collection of the Casa Buonarroti Foundation, nowadays we can admire and examine the great work of the artist as an architect.
As his mark, left to the city of Rome, we can see the Campidoglio Square, Farnese Palace, St.Peter’s Basilica, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Sforza Chapel, Porta Pia, etc..
All of these projects and many autographical drawings of Michelangelo Buonarroti are available for the visitors, with special guided visits to the monuments in Rome shown at the exhibition, organized during the week ends.

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00
Closed on Mondays.

Entrance for the exhibition only:
full price €6
reduced price €4

For those who would like to get some more useful info about events in Rome, please visit the website www.aboutroma.com

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One Response to “MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI AN ARCHITECT IN ROME”

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    I love Italy!!! I’m going back next year and just can’t wait.