[PHOTO_208642]Looking to add a little splash of culture to your cocktail hour in Rome? Then look no further than the Eternal City's Bilotti Museum at Villa Borghese this summer. Back by popular demand, the Comune di Roma (the city of Rome) is bringing back aperitivo time (the Italian version of happy hour) into its museums.
Event organizers are bringing back the successful 'Aperitivi ad Arte al Museo Bilotti' initiative for its third consecutive year in a row at the Museum Bilotti located at the Central Park of Rome, the glorious Villa Borghese. Through September 13th, art and architecture exhibits will be showcased at the Museum Bilotti on 5 different occasions: July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th, September 6th and September 13th. The exhibits being showcased are "Nadir Afonso. Architetto, pittore e collezionista" and "Roberta Pugno. Terrafuoco." The cultural exhibit will also be accompanied by concerts featuring classical, jazz and blues bands playing at the Casina del Lago near the Museum Bilotti at Villa Borghese. The concerts are sponsored by the Saint Louis College of Music.
Culture and Cocktails at Villa Borghese's Bilotti Museum — Photo courtesy of Stefan LeijonTickets cost €12 and it includes one beverage, appetizer buffet, entrance to the museum's exhibit and musical performance. The event takes place every Thursday until September 13th from 7-10pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at Museum Bilotti or the Casina del Lago. For more information, call 060608.