The noble floor of Villa d’Este and the Antiquarium of the Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore in Tivoli have become the stage for an exhibition dedicated to the two-folded value of women in the Western imagination.
“The exhibition – explains Daniela Porro, director of the Museo Nazionale Romano – allows us to grasp the many different aspects of the female universe, beyond stereotypes, through mythical and evocative figures such as the wise Penelope, the indomitable Medea, the bewitching Sirens and then Livia, Agrippina, Giulia Domna, exceptional protagonists of Roman imperial history”.
Now united in a unique exhibition, the masterpieces shown come from the Museo Nazionale Romano, from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and from Villa Adriana and from numerous other institutions, public entities and private collectors that have generously contributed to the construction of a choral project.
The exhibition guide and catalogue, edited by Andrea Bruciati, Massimo Osanna and Daniela Porro, are published by Gangemi Editore.
VILLA D’ESTE E SANTUARIO DI ERCOLE VINCITORE (Tivoli). Piazza Trento, 5. Information and reservations: Tel. 0774332920. Opening hours: every day 8.30 a.m.- 7.30 p.m. (the ticket office closes at 6.45 p.m.). On Mondays entry from 2.00 p.m. Admission: ticket (with access to the sites), Villa d’Este €13 and Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore €5.