Popular life in Rome between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
The Museum of Rome in Trastevere is housed in the former monastery of Sant'Egidio which originally housed the Discalced Carmelite nuns. The building was restored in 1976 and became home to the Museum of Folklore and Popular Traditions preserving folk traditions and poetic works in dialect.
Today it also hosts temporary exhibitions of photography, conferences, concerts and shows in addition to the permanent collection that tells the Roman popular life between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the vision that the artists who represented it and the poets who told it had.
The collection includes paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints, a nativity scene set in nineteenth-century Rome, Roman Scenes that reproduce the life of the Roman people of the nineteenth century in life-size.
The collection also includes Trilussa memorabilia donated to the municipality of Rome after his death and exhibited in the Trilussa Room together with a video installation dedicated to the poet. Also worth a visit is the Cloister of the former monastery, which today is an open-air space for musical and theatrical events.