Secrets of Rome: Rome, capital of talking statues
The "talking statues" of Rome are a fascinating and mysterious aspect of the city.
This tradition has its roots in ancient times when the Romans used statues as a means of communication. Statues were often used to spread anonymous messages, social and political criticism, or even signs of revolt. The anonymity of the statues provided an ideal cover for those who wanted to freely express their opinions without fear of retaliation.
Walking among the Talking Statues
One of the most famous talking statues is Pasquino, located in Pasquino Square. Depicting a bearded man, Pasquino’s pedestal is known for his sharp political satires. Over the centuries, Pasquino has become a meeting point for lovers of politics and art.
The Marforio, located in the Capitoline Museums, is an imposing statue representing the god of the Tiber River, often identified as the Ocean. Although now sheltered inside, the Marforio continues to communicate messages and stories of its rich history.
Piazza di Spagna is the home of Madama Lucrezia, a female statue holding an amphora. Here, the words engraved on his pedestal range from political criticism to poetic reflections, creating a unique dialogue between art and public opinion.
One of the most recent additions to the world of talking statues is Abbot Luigi, located near Piazza Vidoni. This figure provides a backdrop for satirical and poetic messages, helping to keep alive the tradition of talking statues.
We cannot forget two hidden jewels: the Fountain of the Babuino and the Fountain of the Facchino. Both represent popular characters and have been the protagonists of countless conversations over the centuries. Their presence adds further depth to this fascinating tradition.
Your Refuge in the Heart of Rome
Rome is not only an open-air museum, but also a living testimony of a thousand-year history that continues to speak with the passing of the centuries.
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