A few steps away from the wonders of the eternal city, the Relais Rione Ponte encloses a creative core. Between art and design, hospitality becomes a cultural journey that draws with both pop and traditional traits.
A gem located on the second floor of a XVII century building in the historic district of Rione Ponte, five minutes from the Pantheon and 50 meters from Piazza Navona. The Relais Rione Ponte offers a unique stay in the heart of the eternal city.
Each room overlooks the suggestive views of Rione Ponte, such as Piazza di Tor Sanguigna and Piazza delle Cinque Lune.
The furnishings combine tradition and Italian design, including Bertelè furniture, Dedar fabrics and velvets, lamps designed by Philip Starck, Marcel Wanders and Patricia Urquiola; the latter also designed the Mutina floor in the breakfast room.
The rooms range from 16 to 38 sqm, all equipped with private bathroom and often with chromotherapy and Turkish bath. In addition to free Wifi in all the spaces of the structure, the Relais offers a reading room equipped with a PC with internet access and printer, a Nespresso coffee machine, biscuits and fresh fruit.
Beyond upscale comforts, Relais Rione Ponte’s core is a permanent exhibition of contemporary art. Here the combination of Art and Hospitality is the epitome of a unique stay.
Rooms, corridors and public areas host a careful selection of Italian and international contemporary artists, with the artistic director of Studio Pivot – Art Hunting and Counseling.
The association – founded by four young specialists of art, architecture and events – has been promoting since 2012 the works of emerging artists in the contemporary art scene.
The curatorial program is divided into two biannual exhibitions. From March 1st to December 1st 2016 Relais Rione Ponte opened the doors of its halls to art with Gaze Out.
Giulia Brena, Eleonora Cerri Sheehan, Eugenia de Petra, Julia Hautojärvi, Chiara Lombardi, Marika Moretti, Valerio Pasquazi, Martina Roncaioli, David Spyridon, Alessia Foreigners and Xueying Zhuang: these are the 11 photographers featured in the exhibition. All students of the Fine Arts RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts.
Through pop and black and white style are narrated details, memories and forms in an adolescent look at reality, full of contradictions. An exploration and a search of the real world from the point of you we only get at a young age.
Next Opening November 30th: Luca di Luzio solo exhibition. In collaboration with White Noise Gallery.
Via Giuseppe Zanardelli, 20 – 00186 Rome