The Museum of Rome in Trastevere is a new museum institution inaugurated in 1977, in the restored Carmelite convent of Sant’Egidio: in it was identified at the time, in its name, Museum of Folklore and Romanesque poets, a specific sector of interest .
Trastevere, in fact, due to its peculiar characteristics can be considered the Roman district where it is still possible to trace fragments and stimuli of popular culture.
To make the museum interesting there are the watercolors, paintings and engravings that tell the city in its customs, its festivals and its traditions.
The watercolors by Roesler Franz contribute to the re-enactment of the “vanished Rome” which due to their delicacy can only be exhibited in rotation.
The banks of the Tiber, destroyed with the advent of the walls, the characteristic corners of the ghetto or Trastevere, now disappeared, come to life in the easy and loose narrative of the artist.
The offer of temporary exhibitions, conferences on themes and personalities closely related to the life of the city, with the attention paid to cinema, multimedia and photography, have meant that the Museum can be considered as a living place for residents and tourists curious to know Rome and its history.
From the apartments of “Abitare Trastevere” you can reach the museum in a few minutes on foot.