Interesting events in Rome

REAL BODIES

One of the most interesting events in Rome these days takes place from 8th April to 2nd July. It is the exhibition dedicated to the human body and its organs, muscles and skeletal system.

The highlight of the 350 exhibits is the series of 12 entire bodies immortalized in a variety of sporting positions, such as running, jumping or dancing. They demonstrate how our muscles and tendons work. The exhibition provides also anatomical insights into the human reproduction process, as well as showing the impact of disease on internal organs. You can get in touch closely with each system of the body, knowing the nature, aging and disease.

During the visit you’ll be also able to revise Italian names of body parts!

One of the exhibits
One of the exhibits

ROME’S ROSE GARDEN

Another appealing activity among recent events is accessible from 21 April to 18 June. The famous municipal rose garden located on the eastern side of the Aventine hill reopens on 21 April, and can be visited daily, from 08.30-19.30, until 18 June.

The Roseto Comunale is home to 1,000 different varieties of rose and is free of charge. It is a very beautiful and romantic place in Rome and attracts many tourists and couples. The public rose gardens date back to 1931 when the American countess Mary Gayley Senni succeeded in securing from the city authorities a site on the Oppian hill near the Colosseum, which contained about 300 plants. Two years later the countess’s efforts paid off again when the city established the Premio Roma competition.

The gardens will be closed to the public on Saturday 20 May, for one day, to allow for the 74th edition of this prestigious, international competition to select the most beautiful rose in the capital.

Roses in the garden
Roses in the garden
View from the rose's garden
View from the rose’s garden

LIGHT SHOWS AT ROMAN FORUM BY NIGHT

Third noteworthy event amid other events is held from 13 April to 12 November. Two outdoor spectacles with music, light projections and historical commentary take place at the Forum of Caesar and the Forum of Augustus every night in the period of time written above.  The display of various aspects of the Roman world is done creatively by the usage of remains of the Forum to try to let the stones “speak” for themselves. Besides the faithful reconstruction of the area, with special effects of all kinds, the story focuses also on the figure of Augustus, whose giant statue, over 12 meters high, dominated the area next to the temple.

Through special audio systems with headphones the spectators listen to music, special effects and the story narrated by Piero Angela in 8 languages: Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese, German and Chinese.

The map displayed on one of the buildings
The map displayed on one of the buildings
Attractive light projections
Attractive light projections

Nothing remains but to wish you all a great time in Rome!


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