An exclusive event space facing the Circus Maximus
This structure overlooks via dei Cerchi (formerly Via del Circo Massimo) and is part of the Palatine hill, the place where the city of Rome originated. The road follows a very ancient route called Vicus Consinius. The building, whose seventeenth century façade serves as a scenic mask crowned by elegant Baroque ‘oculi’, was part of the Farnese Gardens. In 1313 it became property of the Congregation of the Benedictine Fathers and was annexed as a monastery to the neighboring church of St. Anastasia.
The complex now accommodates a 15-room boutique hotel, two large exhibition rooms (the Upper Hall and the Lower Hall), a private office and a wonderful courtyard.
The ground floor
The entrance lobby
The Lower Hall
The first floor
The Upper Hall
The versatility of the spaces:
The inner courtyard:
Spazio Papiri was inaugurated on June 8, 2016 with the exhibition of New York artist Marion Greenstone (1925-2005), displaying 22 large works on canvas and 30 small works on paper. After the success and interest aroused by the previous exhibition at the Orangery of Villa Borghese (during which 8,000 visitors appreciated her Pop artworks), the current exhibition showcases all works ranging from Expressionism to abstract Minimalism (1957-2000).
The exhibition is curated by Francesca Pietracci and Roberto Bilotti Ruggi D’Aragona.