Double cultural event at the Castle of Santa SeveraUnmissable literary event at the Maritime and Ancient Navigation Museum in Santa Severa
The event "Racconti in Blu" (Blue Tales) continue at the Maritime and Ancient Navigation Museum - Castle of Santa Severa. After meeting jounalist Laura Larcan last week, here's an unmissable double event.
On Wednesday 24, Marisa Ranieri Panetta together with Rita Paris will present her last work: Messalina e la Roma Imperiale dei suoi tempi (Messalina and the Imperial Rome of her time); on Thursday 25, Alessandro Leogrande together with Marco Damilano will present La Frontiera (The Border), Finalist for the Tiziano Terzani International Award 2016.
Messalina e la Roma Imperiale dei suoi tempi (Messalina and the Imperial Rome of her time)
People remember Messalina for her dissoluteness and her charming beauty.
She was emperor Claudius' wife, until the age of 23, in the year 48 AD (when she was murdered). Messalina was certainly the envy of all and the most admired woman in Rome.
But was her life just as we have been told? Or was she just a condemned victim of the Senate of ancient Rome to the "damnatio memoriae"?
These and many other curious facts will be revealed during the meeting with Marisa Ranieri Panetta, archeologist, essayist and journaist who has been devoting herself to scientific publishing for almost thirty years.
The meeting will be directed by doctor Rita Paris, director of the Roman National Museum in Palazzo Massimo and during the evening many unpublished images of the empress will be shown.
It will start at 9 pm, free entry until filled to capacity. Prior reservation is recommended.
La Frontiera (The Border) - Meeting with Alessandro Leogrande and Marco Damilano
On Thursday 25 August, Alessandro Leogrande will present his book La Frontiera (The Border), finalist to the Tiziano Terzani International Award 2016, to set us on board vessels of the Operation Mare Nostrum.
We will know the stories of traffickers and small boats drivers, the stories of the survivors of the shipwrecks of the Mediterranean to the coast of Lampedusa and stories by Eritreans.
We will know more about the other border, the Greek one, the so-called Golden Dawn and the one of Patras, and then the one of the Balkans. We will depart to an exploded and devastated Libya, and enter into the Italian Inmigration Centers and we will see the abuses, the violence of the outskirts of Rome and the violence hidden on our souls.
Also this event will start at 9 pm, free entry until filled to capacity.
Prior reservation is recommended.
In the box at the end of the article you'll find contact details to book and useful information to visit the Maritime and Ancient Navigation Museum.
- HOW TO GET THERE
- By car: to get to Santa Severa district, drive along the SS1 Aurelia until Km. 52.500 then, following directions, turn towards the sea, driving along Via del Castello until your destination.
- By train: with TRENITALIA the closest stop to the district is Santa Severa Nord. From the train stop, to get to the castle, you need to walk for about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can get off at the stop Santa Marinella and from there take the public transports to get to the City Museum.- By bus: from Rome by transport COTRAL from Cornelia station stopping at Santa Marinella.- By bus: from the Port of Civitavecchia you can get the COTRAL line from Porta Tarquinia and get off at S.Severa Station. The Castle is a 10-minute walk away.
Maritime and Ancient Navigation Museum
From Saturday June 18 to Sunday September 25 2016:
- Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
- Monday closedExtraordinay opening of the museum and bookshop on Monday August 15 from 2 pm to 8 pmGuided visit to the museum at 6.30 pm
Openings under prior reservation for groups and schools also during closed hoursRacconti in Blu9 pm
- Racconti in BluFree admissionBooking fee: €2Maritime and Ancient Navigation MuseumFull: €3Reduced: €2- children aged 6 to 14;- adults over 65;- groups of at 15 or more people;- school groups (teachers free entrance, 1 every 10 students)Ticket Booking- individual €1- groups (14 – 30) €10 – recommended- schools (per class) €5 – recommendedFree Entrance- buying a didactic service (both individuals and schools)- under 6 years old- residents of Santa Marinella- disabled people (and their helper)- tourist guides- I.C.O.M. Card holders (International Council of Museums)