World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Mr. Piano's new Conservatoire)

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Rome, Italy.

Photo of Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Mr. Piano's new Conservatoire)
Photo by flickr user zak mc
Pin It

Yes, this really is the architects name! The new conservatoire is situated out of the city at the site of an ancient home (some of which has been left exposed and may be viewed through a glass window). Now a few years old, the conservatoire has an embrionic feel and the acoustics both inside and out are quite remarkable. Very shell-like, the halls host world-wide orchestras (most particularly the Berlin Philharmonic) and many other genres of music and the attached music store is full of the most wonderfully educated people very eager to please (as only Romans can!).

The local eateries are booked for supper both before and after performances so be sure to book early! Light bites and sumptuous pavement meals along with seasonal fare offered inside the pavement restaurants have to be experienced but be sure to book your taxi at the desk inside the Conservatoire and obtain your taxi reference e.g. "Blue five" or you will be stranded for the night!

Written by  Mistychuck.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia

    Gaudí’s phenomenal neogothic masterpiece (‘the last great sanctuary of Christendom’), although yet incomplete, contains his gre…

  • Sydney Opera House

    Significantly more graceful and elegant than the rest of Sydney, the Opera House is beautiful from all angles, and worth lookin…

  • Empire State Building

    Once again New York’s tallest building, this Art Deco structure rises 1,252 feet (381metre) from the ground, with 102 floors an…

Nearby Experiences

  • Lord Byron

    "Italianate boutique hotel near Villa Borghese; makes for a good retreat"

  • Borghese Gallery

    The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. The collect…

  • Hotel Locarno

    "Some spectacular rooms lift this hotel of surprises"

Related links

Contribute to this page