Paths outside the PArCo – Distant but united by history

Online event

27 April 2021 - 3 August 2021


Paths outside the PArCo – Distant but united by history



Monday 26 April  Teaser and project presentation

Tuesday 27 April  Town of Cori, Museo della città e del territorio di Cori (Temple of Castor and Pollux, Roman Forum – Temple of the Dioscuri, Cori)

Tuesday 4 May – Parco archeologico di Ostia antica (Temple of the Magna Mater, Palatine – Temple of the Magna Mater, Ostia)

Tuesday 11 May – Museo Nazionale Romano (House of Livia, Palatine – Villa of Livia, Palazzo Massimo)

Tuesday 18 May – Parco archeologico dell’Appia Antica (Church of Santa Maria Nova – Santa Maria Nova estate on the Old Appian Way)

Tuesday 25 May – Sovrintendenza Capitolina (Stadium of Domitian, Palatine – Stadium of Domitian, Piazza Navona)

Tuesday 1 June – Direzione Regionale Musei Lazio (Palladium, Palatine Museum – Palladium, Museo di Sperlonga)

Tuesday 8 June – Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini (Barberini Vineyard, Palatine – Palazzo Barberini)

Tuesday 15 June – Town of Priverno, Musei di Priverno (Domus, Palatine – Domus, Priverno)

Tuesday 22 June – Parco archeologico di Ostia Antica (Arch of Titus – Synagogue of Ostia)

Tuesday 29 June – Roffredo Caetani Foundation, Garden di Ninfa (Santa Maria Antiqua – Ninfa Cathedral)

Tuesday 6 July – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali (Basilica of Maxentius – Circus of Maxentius)

Tuesday 13 July – Direzione Regionale Musei Lazio (Farnese Gardens – Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola)

Tuesday 20 July – Gallerie Nazionali Barberini-Corsini (House and statues of Vestals, Roman Forum – Vestal Tuccia)

Tuesday 27 July – Accademia dei Lincei (Loggia Mattei – Loggia of Galatea, Villa Farnesina)

Tuesday 3 August  Parco archeologico dell’Appia Antica (Temple of Vesta, Roman Forum – Tomb of Caecilia Metella)


The PArCo is happy to launch the project “Paths outside the PArCo – Distant but united by history“, which aims to help Roman citizens and all of our visitors to discover the deep, extremely interesting links that connect monuments in the PArCo to other monuments located throughout the surrounding region.

The project involves various Institutes of the Ministry of Culture operational throughout the Lazio region (including the Regional Directorate of Museums, the Barberini and Corsini National Galleries, the National Roman Museum, the Archaeological Parks of Appia Antica and Ostia Antica), the Capitoline Rome Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei with the Villa Farnesina, the towns of Cori and Priverno and the Roffredo Caetani Foundation, all of which joined the initiative with great enthusiasm.

The project will use text and images (posted on the social media of the PArCo and the institutions involved) to tell the story of each link that unites a monument or artifact in the PArCo with its “twin” located in one of the participating cultural sites. The links that bind these monuments to one another will be of various types: chronological, typological, thematic, stylistic, iconographic, architectural, historical.

Thus the Dioscuri of Cori will communicate with the Dioscuri of the temple overlooking the Roman Forum; we’ll discover that the Magna Mater is worshiped both on the Palatine Hill and in Ostia; we’ll visit the urban and suburban residences of Augustus’s wife Livia, between the Palatine Hill and Prima Porta, and we’ll go as far as Priverno; we’ll follow the tracks of the Palladium from Sperlonga to Rome; we’ll walk in the stadium of Domitian on the Palatine and find out that the emperor had also built another stadium which is now in Piazza Navona; we’ll discover the links between the Church of Santa Maria Nova in the Roman Forum and the estate of the same name in the Parco dell’Appia; we’ll admire the paintings of Santa Maria Antiqua and those of Santa Maria Maggiore in the Garden of Ninfa; finally, arriving up to the Renaissance and the Baroque, we’ll pass from the Barberini Vineyard on the Palatine to Palazzo Barberini, we’ll discover the links between the Loggia Mattei and the Villa Farnesina, and we’ll follow the history of the Farnese family from the gardens on the Palatine to their palace in Caprarola.

Starting on April 27, and continuing for fourteen Tuesdays, this project will link the PArCo to the monuments and places of Rome and Lazio in a virtual tour route and itinerary. Conceived during the pandemic, this tour throughout Rome and environs will finally be able to become reality thanks to the reopening of museums and cultural sites scheduled to start from 26 April 2021.

Watch the video presentation of the event here .

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