Since its conception in 2002 the annual event has become a popular feature for photographers looking to have their pictures on display, as well as those wishing to visit the long running cultural project. Each year follows a theme, often with strong connections to the city, previous editions have followed titles such as “Italian Question” and “the Joy”. In 2016 “Rome, the world” gives its acknowledgement to how the festival has expanded and formed links with photographers such as Larry Fink and Sally Mann from America.
The nearest airports are Ciampino Airport and the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, which are approximately 45minutes away from the city centre of Rome. The exhibition is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and runs until 8th January. The museum is open from 10.30am to 19.30, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) with last admission an hour prior to closing. Cost of entry is €10 or €5 for concessions, those that are EU citizens between 18 and 25. The museum is situated on the main metro, line A with Flaminio the nearest stop.
If you’re going with a large group, then book in advance but otherwise you can include the festival exhibitions within your regular visit and decide last minute when to visit. Allow a whole day and arrive early to see everything. Remember the Museum of Contemporary Art features other events and collections, so review the website before you go as to what else may be of interest. The museum is also free on the first Sunday of each month, so if you’re looking to save some money then work your other plans around this date.
Look to book private rentals, including houses and apartments close to the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you are looking to stay near the racetrack or elsewhere in the city, it is easiest to walk around Rome to reach the museum. Check our accommodation in Rome.
There are plenty more art exhibitions and museums in Rome, and nearby the famous Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are within Ancient Rome. Vatican City, including the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica is also close to the city centre. Walking tours will take you to places such as the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon temple.
For more information about the festival including: the curators, news, blog including open calls, pictures, list of past editions, contact details, ticket and opening times check the official website.
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