Art Culture & Accommodation in Rome

Art Culture & Accommodation in Rome
Set of 3 luxury apartments with nice view on the roman roofs and the Chiostro del Bramante an exemple of Renaissance architecture in Rome for your culture travel in Italy.;
The Penthouse with 2 bedrooms and a panoramic Terrace for 4 people;
A bright and cozy one bedroom apartment facing the charming court yard of Chiostro del Bramante for 2+2 people;
A de lux loft in the same surrundings (shortly).

Rome Art Culture & Accommodation

Rome luxury apartments in Piazza Navona

Bramante delux  accommodation
Rome Piazza Navona Terrace Luxury Penthouse Rental

Rome Piazza Navona Luxury Apartment Rental

BRAMANTE ACCOMMODATION offer all the warmth and comfort of a real apartment combined with a new take on cultural tourism. It has all the services of a modern museum close to hand (bookshop, cafeteria, events etc.) with the possibility of relaxation, exploration and entertainment. The best way to experience the essence of Rome is by staying in an apartment in the historical center especially if it is intimate, stylish and highly individual. Our apartments are a lovely and peaceful gem where you, your family or friends will have a memorable stay. They are on the top floor of a building from the 1500s which is part of the complex that includes the famous Chiostro or Cloister of Bramante and the adjacent church of Santa Maria della Pace, which houses Raphael's famous Sybils


Chiostro del Bramante

The Chiostro del Bramante, one of the high points of Renaissance architecture in Rome, was designed by Donato Bramante (1444-1515), who had arrived in the city after the fall from power of his employer Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan, to become the leading architect of Pope Julius II and a fierce rival of Michelangelo.The Chiostro, or cloister, is the central element of what was originally a monastery complex which also included the adjacent church of Santa Maria della Pace, home of Raphael's famous Sibyls fresco. The monastery was commissioned by Cardinal Oliviero Carafa around the year 1500, and the Cardinal's patronage is declared by the dedicatory inscription which winds around the inner facade of the cloister and by his coat of arms which adorns the columns and doors of the building.

Bramante's design reflects typical Renaissance concepts, like harmony and equilibrium, with it's elegant geometric lines and perfectly proportioned spaces. Renaissance ideals, which aimed at a rebirth of classical Greek and Roman aesthetics, are visible in the Chiostro's architecture with it's stark, well-proportioned forms and it's sober, understated approach to decorative elements.

Stylistically, Bramante was making a break with his work in Milan, which had been influenced by the Gothic architecture of northern Europe. Built on a square plan, the Chiostro itself comprises two superimposed orders: the first is a spacious portico with four arches on each side, featuring Ionic columns with capitals and bases and a vaulted ceiling; the second, an upper open gallery in a composite style, with alternating Corinthian pilasters and columns supporting an architrave and a flat ceiling.

The atmosphere and the effects of light and shadow created by these classical structures project an idea of harmony thanks to Bramante's skill in combining different features with apparent ease so as to form a perfectly integrated whole. This is most evident in his placing of an architrave order above an order of arches, with the small columns of the upper mezzanine aligned perfectly with the arches below, the arches on the ground floor are arranged symmetrically, with a combination of Ionic, Corinthian and composite columns, and upper pilasters matching the composite pillars above.

The communal areas were situated on the ground floor and the sleeping quarters on the first. These areas now host cultural events. At the base of each pillar of the upper gallery are stone seats once used by the monks as places to sit and read, converse, or relax. Now visitors to the Chiostro sit immersed in similar activities on the same seats. The walls of the portico on the ground floor are adorned by late 15th-century funerary monuments. Almost all of the lunettes at the top of these walls are decorated with frescoes depicting episodes from the life of the Virgin Mary. 



The Chiostro del Bramante Bookshop offers much more than an ordinary museum bookshop. Its selection of books and multimedia items is an invitation to visitors to deepen their knowledge through a profound cultural and learning experience.

The range on offer includes both essential texts and specialized books or series that are hard to come by.
Naturally, this includes all catalogues of the exhibitions at the Chiostro, as well as a large selection of art texts from publishing houses large and small. Along with an exhaustive collection of books on important exhibitions – including monographs on artistic movements and major figures in the history of ancient, modern and contemporary art – visitors will also find works devoted to original and emerging artists, essays and critical texts.

Particular attention is paid to the relation between art and other disciplines, such as literature and music. We find theoretical writings by artists, their correspondences, and texts on art or specific artists by poets, writers, philosophers, and critics. The relation between music and art throughout the ages is documented through published works, and especially CDs and DVDs.

Particular attention has also been devoted to the education section, which focuses on children's education in art and music, without overlooking more social aspects such as the rejection of violence and environmental protection.

A large and constantly updated photography section offers a wide range of publications on the history of photography, its protagonists, and the major agencies that have contributed to the global promotion of photography in the fields of reporting, fashion, and art.

A specific section is devoted to book series for connoisseurs and collectors, who will be offered the chance to complete their collections and find rare or numbered editions and artists' books.

Sibyls fresco

The Basilica of Santa Maria della Pace, beside the entrance to the Chiostro del Bramante galleries, contains a celebrated work of art created by Raphael around 1515, a painting almost six metres wide known as the Sibyls fresco. The fresco is visible from a specially adapted window in the Sibyls room, which is accessible from the open porch of the mezzanine of the Chiostro del Bramante (opening hours: 10 am-11 pm). An audio-visual guide explaining the fresco has been installed beside the window.

The painting was commissioned by the Sienese banker Agostino Chigi, whose highly influential position allowed him to obtain permission from the Pope to build two private chapels in the basilica. The fresco is considered a work of notable formal beauty and erudition. The figures are arranged symmetrically around a central point occupied by a cherubim in a composition typical of Raphael's style, as is the richness of symbolic and literary allusions. Raphael draws a direct connection between the angels, Christian messengers bearing the word of God, and the Sibyls as their ancient equivalents, through whom the ancient pagan gods communicated their will.

The importance of the Sibyls in Renaissance iconography is reinforced by their prominent appearance in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes. A comparison between Michelangelo's Sibyls and those of Raphael brings to light the differences in style between these two great artists of the 16th century. The sibyls painted by Michelangelo are towering figures whose monumental physical presence conveys their inner strength. Raphael's, by contrast, are elegant, lyrical and light. Despite their ability to foresee the future, the four oracles nonetheless appear variously captivated by the appearance of God's angelic messengers. The four figures thus come to embody the new Christian interpretation of Antiquity.

The four Sibyls – the Cumaean, the Persian, the Phrygian, and the Tiburtine – are depicted in a perfectly symmetrical fashion around the arch at the entrance to the second Chigi chapel. Three of them are portrayed as young maidens, whereas the Cumaean Sibyl is depicted as an old woman. Next to her Raphael has transcribed Virgil's verses about the new generation that “descends from heaven on high”, emphasizing a widely held belief that this was a prophecy regarding the eventual victory of Christianity.

The Space

The Chiostro designed by the great architect Donato Bramante, from which the entire space museum is named, in every season offers the unique sight of its Renaissance architecture set in the ancient center of Rome. With its large open galleries and frescoed lunette the closter is the true heart of the building complex of Santa Maria della Pace and welcomes with its unique and harmonic style all guests of the events, visitors to the exhibitions, the cafeteria goers and it becames the ideal threshold to be projected into the world of amazing initiatives of the Dart.

The exhibiton room are at the ground floor and at the first floor, with a total restored area of 1000 square meters.
The great rooms that usually host the prestigious work of the most important exhibition of the Dart, in exceptional cases are set up for private events, for themed elite dinners, often in joint with business events.

Located on the first floor of the building the Upper Open Gallery hosts the outdoor area of the cafeteria. The UP - SIDE, is also a privileged place for corporate events and private parties, as well as the ideal stage for musical and artistic performances. From the upper open gallery it's possible to access to the well-stocked bookshop and to the sophisticated store, whose windows looks on it

The cafeteria is not only a place of relaxation where you can taste the delicacies of refined seasonal menus but it's also an iridescent showcase for talents and young artists who, after a careful selection of the artistic direction of the Dart, have the opportunity to exhibit thier works at the same time with the most important exhibitions of the major space. It is possible for everyone to participate in the selection by sending an email with pictures and curriculum .
Recently restored and turned into a lounge area of the bistro, the room "Le Sibille", with the view of the famous homonym fresco by Raphael, has the dual capability of exhibition space and location of incomparable charm for events, meetings, editorial presentations, and private and business parties.

The beautiful spaces that extend below the surface of the cloister completely renovated and new functions offer an extra dimension to the museum environments, ideal for performances, small exhibitions of young artists and temporarily, above all take life as space for meetings and presentations, and conference room for 100 places fully equipped.

With a breathtaking view of the center of Rome, the "Space Tower" is the latest acquisition of the museum complex, a real apartment where you can book your stay in Rome and a place to live the art at 360 ° and where to customize your own unique event. A unique example of a perfect blend of art and lifestyle.

The evocative Bramante apartment get its name from the suggestive location next to the sixteenth-century bell of Santa Maria della Pace. The apartment is within the monumental framework of Bramante Courtyard (Bramante Cloister).

The "Loft Space" is located in a quiet area of the museum complex and it enjoys a privileged view of the Cloister. Its main feature is the extreme flexibility of use: many events of different nature will find space there, from 'happenig art, to yoga class, to the evening event in total privacy.

The Children's Academy is the space that the direction of the Dart wanted to dedicate to our younger children's friends, in a permante way, as an example of the importance to educate the childrens to the art from a very early age.
The Children's Academy hosts workshops on a weekly basis with a varied program of courses and special events and offers together a lot of combinations of events such as private parties with competent and likeable entertainers afternoons and pleasant customized afternoons for families.

Located in the extraordinary space of sottocupola of the church of Santa Maria della Pace the Capriate Space is a large sitting room, characterized by the skillful use of exposed trusses, and hosts theater workshops and courses and internships in business theater , but it can host not only performance events but also temporary exhibitions and multimedia shows