InterNations Rome November Newcomers' Event
The Newcomers’ Events are for you to connect to other InterNations members in a relaxed atmosphere.
Finding like-minded people in a new city can be quite challenging. Therefore, this event and the many that will follow will help you overcome the first steps of starting your own network and getting to know other interesting people.
This month we’re meeting at the Chiostro del Bramante. This stunning Renaissance cloister will leave you breathless with its beauty.
We'll meet upstairs -in the Sala delle Sibille- reserved exclusively for us - from where we'll have an amazing view of Raffaello's extraordinary fresco "Le Sibille" situated inside the Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace.
For € 15 you can enjoy a drink overlooking the colonnaded portico where the monks used to sit and contemplate for hours.
Come join us to mingle and meet other expat newbies- while learning about everything the InterNations Rome community has to offer.
I can’t wait to tell you all about what InterNations has to offer - and our Group Consuls will be present to describe the various interest groups and events you can join and actively take part in.
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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to bring friends and colleagues to the event :)
History of the Chiostro del Bramante:
The Chiostro del Bramante, one of the high points of Renaissance architecture in Rome, was designed by Donato Bramante (1444-1515), who had arrived in the city after the fall from power of his employer Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan, to become the leading architect of Pope Julius II and a fierce rival of Michelangelo.
The Chiostro, or cloister, is the central element of what was originally a monastery complex which also included the adjacent church of Santa Maria della Pace, home of Raphael’s famous Sibyls fresco. The monastery was commissioned by Cardinal Oliviero Carafa around the year 1500, and the Cardinal’s patronage is declared by the dedicatory inscription which winds around the inner facade of the cloister and by his coat of arms which adorns the columns and doors of the building.
Bramante’s design reflects typical Renaissance concepts, like harmony and equilibrium, with it’s elegant geometric lines and perfectly proportioned spaces. Renaissance ideals, which aimed at a rebirth of classical Greek and Roman aesthetics, are visible in the Chiostro’s architecture with it’s stark, well-proportioned forms and it’s sober, understated approach to decorative elements.
The communal areas were situated on the ground floor and the sleeping quarters on the first. These areas now host cultural events. At the base of each pillar of the upper gallery are stone seats once used by the monks as places to sit and read, converse, or relax. Now visitors to the Chiostro sit immersed in similar activities on the same seats. The walls of the portico on the ground floor are adorned by late 15th-century funerary monuments. Almost all of the lunettes at the top of these walls are decorated with frescoes depicting episodes from the life of the Virgin Mary.