The Superintendency organizes an extraordinary opening and a guided tour by the officials of the Superintendency in the Nymphaeums Dorico and Bergantino in Castel Gandolfo, on the mornings of 21 and 22 September 2019.
The Nymphaeums characterize the landscape around the lake of Castel Gandolfo and they are residential monuments from the Republican and Imperial periods of the Castelli Romani area. The Doric Nymphaeum takes its name from the Doric-style entablature of a high-quality architecture, while the Bergantino, from the boat "Il Brigantino" that Pope Alexander VII used to put in the 17th century; but its history is linked to that of the sumptuous residence of the emperor Domitian, of whom it was an annex of great charm, recalling in style a natural cave and decorated as it was with a mythological statuary cycle.
Guided tours will lead visitors to discover a past rich in culture and history.
Meeting place: intersection between Via A. Gramsci and Via dei Pescatori (near the Doric Nymphaeum). The visits will depart from the Dorico and will continue at the Bergantino in two shifts: 10.00 am and 11.30 am.
La Soprintendenza, in occasione delle GEP 2019, quest’anno dal tema “Un, due,tre…Arte! Intrattenimento e cultura”, organizza l’apertura straordinaria con visite guidate a cura dei funzionari della Soprintendenza nei Ninfei Dorico e Bergantino a Castel Gandolfo, nelle mattinate del 21 e del 22 settembre 2019.
Monumenti che si collegano agli importanti impianti residenziali di epoca repubblicana e imperiale dell’area dei Castelli Romani, i Ninfei caratterizzano il paesaggio attorno al lago di Castel Gandolfo. Il Ninfeo Dorico prende il nome dalla trabeazione in stile dorico che si accompagna ad una architettura di grande qualità, mentre il Bergantino, dall’imbarcazione “Il Brigantino” che il papa Alessandro VII soleva riporvi nel XVII secolo; ma la sua storia si lega a quella della fastosa residenza dell’imperatore Domiziano, di cui era un annesso di grande fascino, richiamando nello stile una grotta naturale e ornato com’era da un ciclo statuario mitologico.
Le visite guidate porteranno i visitatori alla scoperta di un passato ricco di cultura e storia.
Luogo di ritrovo: incrocio tra via A. Gramsci e via dei Pescatori (presso il Ninfeo Dorico). Le visite partiranno dal Dorico e proseguiranno al Bergantino in due turni: ore 10.00 e ore 11.30.
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