One of the most beautiful walks in Rome is the one that leads to Villa Medici on the Pincio hill. If you have not already planned, book a guided tour of the gardens, takes about an hour, from 11.00 to 17.30.
A treat: for the lucky ones who will be in Rome on Saturday 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici part in the European Heritage Days in Italy, open to the public for its Renaissance gardens with free guided tours.
In this beautiful setting you can visit the exhibition: Magic Carpet
Analyzing the symbology in the Eastern tradition: levitation and transport as a transposition of prayer or of war.
According to the nomadism, the carpet is not an object but a place is the home of the man who has no home.
The exhibition compares various types of carpets: prayer, war, garden carpets, silk carpet bouqalemoun in grille, in semis, centered around a medallion… A careful analysis of each piece that will take you through the technique of batik or Navajo blankets or rugs garden… Magic exhibition.
VILLA MEDICI – Académie de France à Rome –
Viale Trinita dei Monti, 1, ROME
T.  0667611
Metro: A (Spain) – Bus: 117/119
Opening hours: 10.45 – 13.00; 14:00 to 19:00 [closed on Mondays]; Thursday until 19.00
Tickets for the exhibition: 6 euro, 3 euro (under 25), free admission under 10 years
Tickets for visiting Villa Medici and the exhibition and guided tour of the gardens: 9 euro , 7 euro [reduced]