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Familiarise yourself with Giorgio de Chirico in Rome

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Familiarise yourself with Giorgio de Chirico in Rome
If you're a fan of artist Giorgio de Chirico (born in Greece but his parents were Italian) then booking a room in a hostel in Rome could prove to be the best idea since sliced bread, as the city is putting on an exhibition this summer dedicated to the master himself.

According to the LA Times, it's running from July 11th at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and features some 140 of his works, ranging from paintings to sculptures. I've always been fascinated by his creative outpourings, particularly because he was quite concerned with symbolism - which is always interesting - before he embarked on finding his own style, which is why I'm quite excited about this display that's coming in the summer, as I think it will be quite illuminating to see his different pieces juxtaposed side by side.

Interestingly - especially for nosey parkers out there - a glimpse into the life of the artist is also to be afforded to people who head to Rome, as his apartment that overlooks the Piazza di Spagna is open to public viewing, although appointments do have to be made.

If you do decide to head to the region for a bit of a holiday, then you could find yourself in excellent company indeed, as a recent survey conducted by the John Lewis & Waitrose partnership card revealed that the destination is one of the more popular ones for vacations so far this year, even more so than New York. Well done, Rome!

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