Baldassini Palace, seat of Luigi Sturzo Institute, an exclusive "area" between Piazza Navona and Pantheon, opens its beautiful rooms to the public.

Open Mind

Baldassini Palace, the seat of the Luigi Sturzo Institute, an exclusive "area" between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, opens its beautiful rooms to the public.

Inside the building, designed by the architect Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane, you can admire the fresco paintings by Raffaello’s school artists: Perin del Vaga, Giovanni da Udine and Polidoro da Caravaggio.

Visits and "aperitivi" will be held in the 16th Century palace which turns into a lively cultural and multidisciplinary environment, dedicated not only to politics, civic education and sociology, but also to the history of art and archeology.

OPEN MIND 22-23TH OF JUNE

Saturday and sunday 22 and 23 June the Luigi Sturzo Institute through the event called “Open Mind” , has proposed Baldassini Palace as a encounter place with art, Renaissance architecture and ancient Rome.

Hundreds of people have admired the sixteenth-century palace's rooms , revealed through fascinating details, while guided tours transformed the visit in an immersive experience. Sunday morning Paolo Carafa, archaeologist and professor at Sapienza University of Rome, has entertained the visitators telling them the history of the urban context in which it is placed Palazzo Baldassini, "through" the streets and alleys of the Campus Martius by Romulus to Adriano.

By evening was offered a "aperitivo" in the courtyard which added a note convivial appreciated by visitors who were relived the atmosphere of a summer evening of '500 in one of the most important historic houses in the center of Rome.

Listen to Paolo Carafa's lesson (ITA) - Download Powerpoint ITA (PPT - 31mb)

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