The grand Palazzo delle Esposizioni, which opened in 1883, was designed by the Roman architect Pio Piacentini (1846-1928) to provide a venue for the exhibition of the fine arts.
The blind walls of the galleries are articulated with Corinthian pilasters, while the entrance takes the form of a triumphal arch.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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