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Quick Trip: 3 Reasons To Visit Rome Now

Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez Fendi

Photo: Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez Fendi

  1. The glorious 16th-century residence Palazzo Ruspoli is hosting “Jean-Michel Basquiat: To Repel Ghosts,” a show of more than 40 of the New York artist’s graffiti-style paintings (October 2–February 2; fondazionememmo.it).
  2. One of the Eternal City’s most alluring thoroughfares, Via Giulia, is celebrating its 500th birthday with concerts and guided tours (viagiulia500.net). The street includes an arch designed by Michelangelo and is lined with palaces and churches.
  3. Scuderie del Quirinale is mounting a retrospective of the 15th-century Venetian master Giovanni Bellini. Once the pope’s stables, the Scuderie del Quirinale is now a spectacular exhibition space with panoramic views of Rome (September 30–January 11; scuderiequirinale.it).

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