The palace of Nero reopened to the public with the exhibition “Raphael and the Domus Aurea. The invention of the grotesques” set up by Electa publisher, open until 7 January 2022.
The exhibition takes place inside the Octagonal Room, a masterpiece of Roman architecture, and transports the viewer into the story of the rediscovery of Raphael’s frescoes buried in the “caves” of Nero’s original Domus Aurea. All kept in the splendid setting of the Colosseum Archaeological Park.
Together with the exhibition, Electa has created a volume on the rediscovery of the Domus Aurea and on the invention of Raphael’s grotesques, which traces the history of the monument, its symbols and its architecture.
Thanks to Andrea Martiradonna and ERCO Illuminazione for the photos