LateRooms.com - Memory and Hope to go on show in Rome

March 30, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
People can help restore a part of Italy's religious and artistic history at a new exhibition in Rome called Memory and Hope.

The installation will be on display at the Vatican Museums from March 31st to May 31st 2011 and showcase the range of items damaged by the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Abruzzo.

It will describe how important each piece recovered is to the region's history and invite visitors to contribute to the restoration of individual furnishings or overall costs of repairing the collection.

The earthquake hit L'Aquila on April 6th and rated 5.8 on the Richter scale, although vibrations from the natural disaster were felt all over the country.

People can enter from 09:00 to 16:00 local time, with the exhibition closing at 18:00, the same time as the rest of the museum.

Admission to Memory and Hope is free, but a ticket to view the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel costs 15 (£13).

If religious visitors are on the lookout for accommodation, they can use LateRooms.com to browse a vast selection of options in the city, including 5 star hotels in Rome. The website recommends the Sheraton Roma Rome.

Find out more about the installation at http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html or by calling the venue on 0039 06 69884676.

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