Rome extends Torlonia marble show until 2022

Tourists coming to Rome have an additional six months to see the legendary Torlonia Marbles.

Rome’s Torlonia Marbles exhibition has been extended until January 9, 2022, organizers announced today, just days before the successful show ends.

The Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces, one of Italy’s most anticipated exhibitions in living memory, has been hampered by extended closings and delays – due to covid-19 restrictions – since it opened last year.

Many people living outside Italy have expressed disappointment at not being able to travel to see the show – which features a selection from the revered ‘collection of collections’ – due to complications from the coronavirus pandemic.

However, tourists now have an additional six months to travel to Italy to view the legendary collection which has been largely hidden away for over 70 years.

Considered among the most important private collections of Greco-Roman classical art in the world, the Torlonia collection comprises a total of 620 ancient sculptures.

Amassed between the 15th and 19th centuries by the aristocratic Torlonia family, the collection includes marble, bronze and alabaster statues, busts, bas-reliefs and sarcophagi dating from ancient Roman times.

Until January 9, 2022, visitors can admire over 90 pieces from the priceless collection of Villa Caffarelli, a recently restored exhibition space in the Capitoline Museums of Rome.

For more details on the exhibition, see the Musei Capitolini website. Photo Oliver Astrologo. © Fondazione Torlonia, Electa, Bvlgari

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