A 'digital Loggia' for Raphael and his workshop in Villa Farnesina, Rome

An Interactive Digital System was developed by Gianpaolo Palma and Eliana Siotto of the Visual Computing Lab of ISTI-CNR to explore the frescoed ceiling of the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche at the time of the COVID-19. The system was created in collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei within the celebrations for the fifth centenary of Raphael’s death, and it is mentioned among the “136 reopening projects in Italy and worldwide”.

The system has encountered a great media promotion in the leading specialized magazines, national and local media, social network and web (TG3 (17’:35’), Rai Cultura, Arte Sky, Finestre sull’Arte, Arte Magazine, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica Roma, La Nazione di Pisa, Webinar – The Cyprus Institute, Webinar – Italian Cultural Institutes of the United States and Canada, etc.) with interesting effects on the cultural enjoyment.

The dedicated interactive system provides practical support at the exhibition ‘Raphael in Villa Farnesina: Galatea and Psyche’, opened today (October 6, 2020 – January 6, 2021).