Roma, a portrait - Festival delle Accademie e degli Instituti di Cultura stranieri - exhibiting work of foreign artists and scholars that had residency in the Accademies and Cultural Institutes in Rome since the 17th century. The exhibition showcases material from the archive of Circolo Scandinavo. For more information, visit their webpage 



Since September the home of Circolo Scandinavo is located on the Aventine, across from the church of Santa Sabina and its orange gardens. Our newly renovated residence hosts private rooms with bathrooms and provides working spaces and common areas for social interaction. A big garden and terrace is available for the artists in residence and offers a beautiful space for guests and events.


The Aventine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, offers a calm and green surrounding in the middle of the city. The area is known for its charming location and atmosphere. Beneath the hill you will find the Testaccio neighbourhood with its rich cultural life and broad variety of restaurants. Circus Maximus, Forum Romanum and The Palatine are located on the other side. The location is well connected by local transport such as metro, buses and trams, and easily accessible by direct train from Fiumicino airport.


We are excited for this new chapter and hope you want to join us on the journey! 



Now it is more important than ever!

 Being a member means giving important support to Circolo, helping us keep up and develop our activity – offering Nordic artists from all art fields the possibility to live and work in the center of Rome for periods of one to three months. Circolo is also keen on promoting Nordic art and culture in Italy, and actively try to help our artists in residence to create contacts to the Italian art and culture field. 
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 Our great Icelandic group flew in to Rome to participate in Stalkers Spontaneamente, a three day adventure hike, with the aim of discovering new sides of Rome. On the picture the Icelanders and Stalker talk about their participation in the South Icelandic Biennale as part of the project "Retake a place - Reuse a space".