By the 16th century, the power of the Papacy had become oppressive and the people of Rome wanted greater freedom. They therefore invented a new way to express their discontent without being “caught”: they began to anonymously publicise their criticisms by posting epigrams and short satirical verses on some statues. The most famous of these is Pasquino, just a short distance from Piazza Navona. However, several more can be found throughout the city of Rome.
Exhibition edited by Youth Committee of the Italian Commission for UNESCO - Lazio: Antonio Geracitano, Marco Anzellotti, Vittoria Azzarita, Andrea Bangrazi, Ilaria Cacciotti, Francesca Candelini, Giovanni Cedrone, Carlotta Destro, Caterina Francesca Di Giovanni, Alessandra Feola, Paolo Ianniccari, Marta Lelli, Laura Leopardi, Ginevra Odone, Dario Saltari, Paolo Scipioni.