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Colossal Statue of Costantino and Musei Capitolini

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome Creativity and Arts Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 27 Mar 15:00 - 17:00

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Join us to step back in time, celebrating the innovative reconstruction of the Colossal Statue of Constantine, now standing proudly with a height of 13 meters in the gardens of Villa Caffarelli, before exploring the Musei Capitolini's wealth of art and history.

This event, by intentionally not featuring a tour guide, offers you a unique, personal exploration of ancient grandeur and modern craftsmanship.

The statue was created using an innovative reconstruction process, starting with the original pieces from the 4th century A.D. preserved in the Musei Capitolini. Constantine the Great, reigning from AD Protected content 337, was the first Roman Emperor to embrace Christianity, significantly altering the empire's religious landscape. His conversion led to Christianity's rise and the end of its persecution, marking a pivotal moment, known as the Constantinian shift, in Christian history.

The Musei Capitolini stands as a testament to the city's rich historical and cultural heritage. Founded in Protected content Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of important ancient bronzes to the people of Rome, the museums are considered the oldest public museums in the world.
Inside, you can admire the famous painting of "San Giovanni Battista e Buona Ventura" by Caravaggio, the statue of "Papa Urbano VIII" by Bernini, "Il Battesimo di Cristo" by Tiziano, "Ritratto d’uomo" by Velázquez, these just to mention a few.

See you there for an unforgettable adventure through Rome's past!