Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fun in Rome – Castle San Angelo Summer Fest

Rome is pulling out all the stops again this year organizing the fourth annual summer festival. Castle San Angelo in the city center opens its doors every night turning this once refuge of the Pope into an omni-theatre of nightlife activities.

Castle San Angelo has some of the most breathtaking views of Rome and on every level courtyards, terraces and rooms are the backdrop of family oriented events including circus acts, mimes and fire-eaters. Every night through the 15th of August the city has scheduled a non-stop flow of concerts, plays and shows.

The castle has numerous restaurants, bars and gelaterias offering an opportunity to experience true Roman life in this scenic setting. The last act of the opera Tosca will also be performed on the roof terrace with a full 360 degree view of the rooftops of Rome.

An exhibition of Baroque art currently being held in the castle and featuring works by Bernini, Borromini and Pietro da Cortona will remain open to nighttime visitors, as will another important show devoted to Roman jewelry. This includes rare antique items such as a bracelet from the third century B.C. depicting the Emperor Gordius .

This is a great opportunity for those in the city those in the city to experience a wide range of cultural and gastronomic activities in one place and in a very short period of time.


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Blogger Anthony Lemons said...

One day I'll make it there. Wake up U.S.

10:57 AM

Blogger Doll Face said...

As always David, fantatsic post!

7:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drat ... I didn't know you could even go inside of it when we were there. I would have definitely gone in.

2:28 AM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

Anthony Thanks for stopping in.

Natalie You are very kind. I appreciate your comments.

Jennifer The castle is quite interesting. Usually it can be visited with a tour group and you can get to the restaurants just about any time. The story of the castle is fascinating and I hope to do a full write-up on the castle in the near future.

6:16 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quite intersting? the castle is VERY interseting how can you say that....

9:08 AM


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