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Domus Aurea and exhibition “Raphael and the invention of the grotesque”

On the occasion of the reopening of the Domus Aurea to the public – with a renewed lighting system that magnifies the spaces and decorations and with a new entrance for the public – Nero’s residence hosts for the first time an exhibition in the Octagonal Hall: “Raphael and the Domus Aurea. The invention of grotesques”. Conceived for the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio’s death, the exceptional immersive exhibition is dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient painting, buried in the “caves” of the forgotten ruins of Nero’s immense imperial palace.