“I Love Italy 2020”
Valentine Cocktail Party
18.00 – 20.00 | Wednesday, February 12th
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia 2, Rome
Presented by the International Community of Rome:
American International Club of Rome
American Exchange Rome
Professional Women’s Association
Canadian Club of Rome
Celebrate with us a very special evening dedicated to our love for Italy and contribute to the restoration of a masterpiece of Italian cultural heritage – Raphael’s romantic Loggia di Galatea at Villa Farnesina here in Rome.
The Cocktail party will feature appetizers and a drink for a minimum contribution of €20. Guests are requested, in advance of the evening, to reserve their place by inserting a contribution here below. You may add the amount of your choice to benefit restoration of the spectacular loggia.
Invite your family, colleagues, friends, and neighbors to SHARE THE LOVE. Come out and celebrate with us starting 6pm on February 12th!
The International Community of Rome
thanks the following sponsors for their generous contribution and support at the “I Love Italy” 2020 event.
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Villa Farnesina, Rome
The Villa Farnesina is one of the most elegant statements of the entire Italian Renaissance, a masterpiece where architectural design fuses with pictorial decoration. Modelled on the great Imperial villas of Ancient Rome and one of the first ‘country villas’ in the city, many “hands” were involved in the building and decoration of the Villa. These included the great Renaissance painter Raphael – Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, one of the most famous artists of all time whom the art world is celebrating in 2020, on the 500th anniversary of his death.
The Loggia of Galatea
The Loggia takes its name from the Galatea painted by Raphael (in approx. 1514), a scene in the mythological series that embellishes the open gallery of the building. In Greek mythology, the beautiful nymph Galatea falls in love with the shepherd Acis. Her consort, the one-eyed giant Polyphemus chances upon the lovers together and kills Acis. Raphael painted the central scene of the story where Galatea speeds away on a shell chariot drawn by dolphins, amidst a throng of sea creatures. other scenes in the series were painted by Peruzzi and Sebastiano del Piombo.
Villa Farnesina, built in early sixteenth century by the Tuscan banker and Papal Treasurer Agostino Chigi, is today a museum. It is owned and managed by the distinguished Lincean Academy of Rome which has the huge task of safeguarding the restoration and maintenance of the villa and its gardens.
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LoveItaly Associazione Culturale
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FOR AMERICAN DONORS: If you are based in the USA, you can make a tax-deductible donation to LoveItaly through our 501(c)(3) nonprofit association please go to this link. To know more about our American organization, please go to: American Friends of LoveItaly.