Casino dell’Aurora Pallavicini

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Casino Pallavicini, a jewel of Roman Baroque was built on the ruins of the Baths of Constantine, located on the Quirinal Hill, in the heart of the Eternal City, within the precious architectural complex of Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi.

It is accessed through the double “Scala della Pastorella”, adorned with statues and marble busts of Roman times, which leads to a roof garden secret. On the bottom, the Casino of Aurora, that Cardinal Scipione Borghese erected between 1612 and 1613 by the Flemish John Vasanzio, with richly decorated facade with slabs of Roman sarcophagi of the second and third centuries AD

The central body is lightened by large windows that create evocative transparencies between the inside and the outside and opening in the central hall on the vault stands the magnificent fresco of “Aurora” by Guido Reni (1614). In the same room there are other wonderful frescoes by Antonio Tempesta, Cherubino Alberti, Paul Bril well as seventeenth-century marble busts and Roman sculptures including the famous “Artemis Rospigliosi”. The two side rooms, also frescoed, keeps some paintings and furnishings of the extraordinary collection Pallavicini.

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The Pallavicini Casino dell’Aurora stands on the Quirinal hill, inside the wonderful architectural complex of Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi, once the seat of the magnificent Baths of Constantine.
The Casino dell’Aurora is a jewel of early 17th century Roman baroque, had built by the Flemish architect Giovanni Vasanzio for Cardinal Scipione Borghese over the ruins of the Baths of Constantine. Its windows look out directly onto Piazza del Quirinale and the Fontana dei Dioscuri and three big glass doors open onto the hanging garden of about 2,000 sq.m..

Just as envisaged by the original customer, it is still the site of important events such as meetings, concerts, conferences, receptions, business meetings, formal luncheons and exhibitions of various kinds. The customers, very select and increasingly frequently international, include multinational companies, financial institutions, oil and insurance companies, State bodies, medical, tourist and cultural associations. The exceptional beauty of the garden has been the unforgettable setting for concerts of classical music, high-fashion parades and cultural events.

The pavilion, with a total of 220 sq.m., consists of a central hall, beautifully frescoed by Guido Reni with the chariot of Aurora, as well as by Cherubino Alberti, Paolo Bril and Antonio Tempesta, and two side halls, also frescoed by Giovanni Baglione and Domenico Cresti, known as “il Passignano”, where some paintings from the wonderful Pallavicini collection are kept. There are also marble busts and valuable sculptures.

The Casino dell’Aurora is a loggia that cardinal Scipione Borghese had built (1612-1613) by the Flemish architect Giovanni Vasanzio. The architect succeeded in achieving a perfect balance between the architectural structure and the lavish decoration of the façade. It is characterised by slabs from Roman sarcophagi of the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., which recount ancient mythological tales linked to the subject of love-death and the immortality of the soul. The central part of the façade is enhanced by big windows, which create charming transparency between outdoors and indoors and open onto the big central hall with its ceiling decorated with the magnificent “L’Aurora” fresco.

The same room holds other beautiful frescoes: il “Triumph of Fame” and the “Triumph of Love” by Antonio Tempesta, the Cardinal’s coat of arms and Cherubino Alberti’s putti, the “Four Seasons” by Paul Bril, seventeenth century marble busts and sculptures from the Roman era, including the famous “Artemis the huntress” and the “Rospigliosi Athena”. The ceilings of the two side halls are frescoed by Passignano with the ” Battle between Renaldo and Armida” and Baglione with the “Tale of Armida” and some paintings from the wonderful Pallavicini Collection are still kept there.

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Casino of Aurora, as it was conceived by the ancient patron, is still prestigious seat of important events such as conferences, concertsbusiness meetings, gala dinners and exhibitions of various kinds. The clientele, very select and increasingly international, including multinational corporations, financial institutions, oil companies and insurance companies, government agencies, medical associations, and cultural tourism. The singular beauty of the garden is the unforgettable scene of classical music concerts, fashion shows and cultural events

Types of events hosted: meetings and corporate meetings, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, official dinners, from € 5,200

Spaces available: central hall and two side rooms, for a total of 225 sqm interior; in the garden for a total of an additional 1,800 square meters additional

Related services: dimming and temperature conditioning of all rooms of the pavilion; warming: the local service and in the toilets; direct dial telephone with the outside; electricity available 14 KW to 380 V total; possibility of parking for 3/5 cars

Private tours: € 1,000 + VAT (up to 20 people, weekdays)

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  • Available Halls : 3
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Casino dell’Aurora Pallavicini

Region : Lazio

Province : RM

City : Roma

Address : Via XXIV Maggio, 43

ZIP Code : 00187

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