Founded in the late 19th Century by the entrepreneur Costanzi, this theater was for a long time considered to be one of the most prestigious opera theaters in Europe. Having gone through some difficult years, the Teatro dell'Opera has recently returned to its status as a primary venue for opera, ballet and symphonic music seasons. During the summer, opera is staged at the lovely Terme di Caracalla or the beautiful Piazza di Siena in the Villa Borghese gardens.
The Parco della Musica-Cavea Auditorium hosts a series of concerts, festivals, events and other shows every year. It brings in some famous performers like Diana Ross, Joe Jackson and Jim Hall. 'Flamenco', 'Luglio Suona Bene' and 'PianoSolo' are three of the musical festivals held at the Auditorium each year. The Auditorium brings in a cross cultural mix of musical tastes from ballet to opera to jazz. For the best performances in Rome, visit the Auditorium while tickets are still available.
A true connoisseur of contemporary art will appreciate this place. Others may well stay away, as the lines, colors and ideas can get quite complicated. Paintings, sculptures and even wood carvings by locally established and upcoming artists are exhibited here on a regular basis. Thematic showings cater to those who prefer the works to the creators. Modern art critics, head over here. Traditionalists will be better impressed by the city itself.
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini is a slice of Roman history. Bramante and Michelangelo stayed here, and Queen Cristina of Sweden died in one of the palazzo's apartments in 1689. In 1736, the palace was completely transformed into a residence for Cardinal Corsini. Works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Murillo are on display, as well as Caravaggio's Narcissus. Other artists include Guercino and Fra Angelico. The Palazzo is also the seat of the Accademia dei Lincei, a cultural training center that started in the 15th Century. Galileo Galilei was among one of its members. The palazzo was the backdrop for the clash between the papalists and the Republicans in 1797 that saw the death of General Francese Duphot.
A vibrant theater and a hot spot for performing of arts, is a vast space which can accommodate more than 400 guests. Beautiful balconies accessible through walkways, provide a panoramic view of the dramas and plays. Theater-lovers throng the place and get their tickets booked in advance.
Since 2007, 10b Photography is one of the most sought after photography centres in Rome. Founded by Francesco Zizola and Claudio Palmisano who is an expert in digital imaging, this space also features an image laboratory, a gallery, multimedia studio, and fine art room. They also host a number of exhibitions on design and photojournalism to showcase the talents of the artists. To witness some brilliant work, this place is a must visit! Check out the website for event schedules and other information.
This gallery is attached to Palazzo Colonna and is made up of six rooms, richly decorated with ceiling frescoes and a host of beautiful paintings like Annibale Carracci's il Mangiafagioli. There are also two writing desks, which are marvelous works of art and well worth seeing. The first desk is decorated in semi-precious stone with bronze statuettes and the second is decorated with inlaid ivory. Unfortunately, this splendid gallery is only open once a week, but it is definitely worth visiting in order to see these unique pieces.
The Scuderie del Quirinale is an marvelous form of imposing structure in the heart of Rome. The venue is a beehive of exhibitions and events at any given time. Encompassing over 3000 square meters of area, the wide open spaces are apt for exhibitions and events held on a large scale. The exhibitions are generally based on fine or contemporary art and cater to a niche audience. The building also houses a bookshop for the art enthusiasts and a restaurant where you can grab a bite or sip on some steaming coffee after attending an exhibition. In all an experience to cherish and remember.
Built post the Italian unification, Tempio Maggiore di Roma is the city's largest synagogue. The construction was completed in 1904, and the 1986 visit by Pope John Paul II made it the first documented synagogue to have been visited by a head of the Roman Catholic Church. As a mark of respect to the victims of the Holocaust and those of the Palestine Liberation Organization attack, the synagogue bears commemorative plates. More than just a place of worship, it is also a cultural center for Rome's Jewish community.
Standing tall on the foundations of the Teatro di Pompeo, the Teatro dei Satiri has still retained its charm after its long innings of being in action. Well-known for staging satire and well-timed comic plays, Teatro dei Satiri as the name suggests has always live up to its repute. With many glorious first-timers having been played here, the theater has been a witness to some of the greatest names in Italian theater. Enjoy an evening of slapstick comedy or serious satires at the theater. Check website for schedules.
One of the most appreciated places in the neighborhood of Monti, Caffè Bohèmien can be visited for fun times as well as for quiet moments or reading your favorite book. The small menu consists of contemporary pastas, soups and other dishes for quick bits. They also offer a small cocktail, wines and whiskey collection to enjoy in the company of the grand piano that can be played by anyone. Their space can also be used by photographers, painters and artists for exhibiting their work for the arty patrons. So whether a casual hangout or an entertaining evening dinner, this place is sure a must visit! Reservations on the weekends is a must. Check out the website or call ahead for more information.
Located in the neighborhood of Monti, Gagosian Gallery is definitely one of the must visit galleries while in Rome. The lavish ambiance of this gallery promotes typical Roman features and its nature. After the success of this gallery all over, director/owner Larry Gagosian set up this space in Rome in 2007, to exhibit the works of fresh budding talents as well as famous artists. Some of the artists who have showcased their art here are Cy Twombly, Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon to name a few. To know more about the event schedules and other information, check out the website or call ahead.