- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert tip:
Kids will enjoy the park's upper level jungle gym and Roman ruins.
- The Parco della Musica was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. Three large concert halls (Sala Petrassi, about 700 seats; Sala Sinopoli, about 1200 seats; Sala Santa Cecilia, about 2800 seats) are structurally separated to ensure soundproofing, though joined at the base by a continuous lobby. A fourth "concert hall", called Cavea, is the open air theater recalling ancient Greek and Roman theaters. The fan-shaped layout is formed around the central piazza. The blobs, beetles, scarabs, turtles, insect carapaces, computer mice — all are names given to these structures with thin red Roman brick and weighty dramatic lead roofs. During construction, excavations uncovered the foundations of a villa and oil press dating from sixth century BC. Renzo Piano redesigned the facility to accommodate the archaeological remains and included a small museum to house the artifacts that were discovered.
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