Almost two thousand years after its collapse as an Empire,…
Located in the heart of the City Centre, few steps from Piazza Venezia, the Capitoline Museums have been holding until October 4th 2015 The Age of Anxiety, that is to say the fourth round of ‘’Days of Rome’’, a cycle of exhibitions focused on some particular stages of Roman history.
This time, the period considered goes from Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD), when finantial and economic crisis, civil wars, famine, and pressure on the frontiers led to take refuge in an expectation of security eventually provided by cults from the East like those to Isis, Cybele, Mithras, Sabazio and… Jesus.
This period shows a shift originated in the end of the dynastic transmission of political power, concentrated now in the army, resulting in the urgency for new institutions cappable to represent the social structure and mentality.
Different artistic treasures will allow visitors to travel back to those years full of passion, intensity and hope.
“The Age of Anxiety” at Piazza del Campidoglio is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 – 20:00 (ticket office closes one hour before).
Closed on Mondays. Ticket fee: 15 euros.
Very easy to reach from Hotel Des Artistes and Termini station by bus #40 or #64!