What’s on in Rome this month?

When you think of Italy, apart from the Colosseum, what comes to mind is the Ferrari, the Vespa, Sophia Loren, Fellini etc. All of these and more are featured in the ‘Made in Italy’ exhibition, running until the 25th of this month. This is one of the numerous events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Italy’s Unification designed to stir a little national pride.

A double venue event, the central Palazzo delle Esposizioni (www.palazzoesposizioni.it) focuses on objects, photos and posters from the sixties up to today, while the revamped MACRO (www.macro.roma.museum), the new wing of the municipal contemporary art museum designed by French architect Odile Decq, showcases new design products as well as offering films and music with an Italian essence. The museum is located in the former Peroni beer factory and former slaughter house, an interesting architectural feat in itself.

So if you’ve booked a September trip to Rome, you’re still in time to catch the Made in Italy exhibition and learn about Italian style both past and future.

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