The Casino of the Aurora Pallavicini: a jewel of the Baroque
Il Casino of the Aurora Pallavicini, a jewel of the barocco Roman erected on the ruins of the grandiose Baths of Constantine, stands on the hill of the Quirinale, in the heart of the eternal city, within the precious architectural complex of Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi.
It is accessed through the dual "Scala della Pastorella", adorned with statues and marble busts from the Roman era, leading to a secret hanging garden. On the bottom, the Casino dell'Aurora, which the cardinal Scipione Borghese he had erected between the 1612 and the 1613 by the architect Flemish Giovanni Vasanzio, with its façade richly decorated with slabs of Roman sarcophagi of the II and III century AD
Il central body It is lightened by large windows that create suggestive transparencies between inside and outside and that open up in the central hall on whose vault stands the magnificent fresco of "The Aurora" di Guido Reni (1614). In the same environment there are other admirable frescoes of Antonio Tempesta, Cherubino Alberti, Paul Bril in addition to seventeenth-century marble busts and Roman sculptures including the famous "Artemide Rospigliosi". The two side rooms, also frescoed, retain some paintings and furnishings of the extraordinary Pallavicini Collection.
The history of the Aurora Pallavicini Casino
On the hill of Quirinale, within the precious architectural complex of Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi, once the seat of the grandiose Baths of Constantine, there is the Casino of the Aurora Pallavicini.
The Aurora Casino It is a jewel of the Roman baroque of the first of the 1600, that the cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned by the Flemish architect Giovanni Vasanzio on the ruins of the Baths of Constantine. Its windows overlook the Piazza del Quirinale and the Fountain of the Dioscuri, and the three large windows, on the roof garden of about 2.000 square meters.
The pavilion, totaling 220 square meters, is formed by a central environment admirably frescoed by Guido Reni, with the chariot of the Aurora, as well as from Cherubino Alberti, Paul Bril e Antonio Tempesta, and by two side rooms also frescoed, from Giovanni Baglione and from Domenico Cresti called the Passignano, which preserve some paintings of the extraordinary Pallavicini collection. There are also marble busts and precious sculptures.
The Aurora Casino is one loggia that the cardinal Scipione Borghese he had built (1612-1613) by the Flemish architect Giovanni Vasanzio. He managed to achieve a perfect balance between the architectural warping and the rich decoration of the façade. Its characteristic are the slabs of Roman sarcophagi of the II and III century AD that narrate ancient mythological stories related to the theme of love-death and the immortality of the soul. The central body of the façade is lightened by large windows that create suggestive transparencies between inside and outside and that open onto the vast central hall on which the magnificent fresco of "L'Aurora" stands out.
In the same environment there are other wonderful ones frescoes: the "Triumph of Fame" and the "Triumph of Love"Of Antonio Tempesta, the cardinal coat of arms and the putti of Cherubino Alberti, the "Four Seasons"Of Paul Bril in addition to seventeenth-century marble busts and Roman sculptures including the famous "Artemis hunter" and "Athena Rospigliosi". The two side rooms, whose vaults are frescoed by the Passignano with the "Combat between Rinaldo and Armida" and from Baglione with the "Fable of Armida", Retain some paintings of the extraordinary Pallavicini Collection.
Services: events and receptions in Rome
The Aurora Casino, as it was conceived by the ancient client, is still today the prestigious headquarters of important private events which conferences , concerts, conferences, entertainment evenings, meeting business, gala dinners e exhibitions of various kinds. The clientele, very selected and increasingly international, includes multinational companies, financial institutions, oil and insurance companies, state bodies, medical, tourist and cultural associations. The unique beauty of the garden was the unforgettable scenery of concerts of classical music, parades high fashion and cultural events
Experience the history of the Roman aristocracy
Types of hosted events: meetings and company meetings, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, official lunches, starting from € 5.200
Available spaces: central hall and two side rooms, for a total of 225 square meters; in the garden for a total of additional 1.800 sqm
Related services: darkening and thermo-conditioning of all the halls of the pavilion; heating: in the service area and in the toilettes; direct telephone line with the outside; electricity available 14 KW to 380 V total; possibility of internal parking for 3 / 5 parking spaces
Private visits: € 1.000 + VAT (up to 20 people, on weekdays)
Only institutional, congressional and cultural events are allowed