Trame di Luce in Rome: the magical journey through the Botanical Garden between installations and light works

There is one more reason to visit Rome during the Christmas holidays. For all the holidays, the Botanical Garden is transformed into an enchanted world, a true realm of wonder and splendor.

As night falls, the winding avenues and lush vegetation of the Garden in the shadow of the Janiculum (along with the Accademia dei Lincei) transform into an enchanted journey of over a kilometer.

Among fairies, strange creatures, magical caves and tunnels of lights, the Voratanic Garden becomes the scene of “Textures of Light”, a magical journey between installations and luminous art exhibitions by national and international artists immersed in nature.

Trame di Luce in Rome

Textures of Light

From mid-November to January 7, Rome, together with the city of Monza, comes alive with the sparkling magic of the ‘Trame di Luce’, offering a fairytale experience.

The event is proposed as the most exciting ride and Italian winter magicguiding visitors through enchanted forests, strange creatures, magical caves, tunnels of light, colored galaxies and foliage of infinite hues.

Works of Art and Lighting Installations

Trame di Luce installation
Trame di Luce installation

LAC-Light Art Collection, known for its vast collection of Light Art works, participates in the event.

“Trame di Luce” in Rome begins with an immersion in history and art at the imposing Palazzo Corsini, home of the Accademia dei Lincei.

The facade of the building, majestically illuminated, is the official entrance of the event, transporting visitors directly into the heart of the Botanical Garden, an open-air museum of the senses. THE

the route then passes through the wonderful works of Light Artamong the protagonists of the exhibition we single out LAC-Light Art Collection, a Dutch group known for having the largest collection of Light Art works in the world.

LAC - Talking Heads - Viktor Vicsek
Light works

Among the must-see wonders are Viktor Vicsek’s two magnificent illuminated “Talking Heads” and Tom and Lien Dekyvere’s imposing treasury of illuminated sections “Rizhome”.

The 3D animation of Unità C1 and the installations with special effects Earth and I Kappa by Simone Puzzolo, accompanied by the notes of the wonderful soundtrack of the famous pianist and composer Alberto Bof.

These creations are harmoniously integrated into the landscape, creating a unique dialogue between art and nature.

Tickets, dates and times

Date: From 16 November 2023 to 7 January 2024. From Wednesday to Sunday, with exceptional openings on Monday 1 January and Tuesday 19, 26 December and 2 January. Closed on December 24, 25 & 31.

From 17:00 to 23:00, with entrances staggered every 30 minutes for ease of access. Last entry at 21.30. Closing is scheduled for 23:00.

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone, entry to the “Trame di Luce” is staggered. Guests will enter in groups every 30 minutes.

The cost of the ticket starts from 13€, it varies depending on the day of the week.

For more details, updates and practical information about “Trame di Luce”, you can visit the official website at

Trame di Luce: the most beautiful photos

Janus van der Eijnden

WFOL Niagara Falls

Vincent Nageotte

Vincent Nageotte

Janus van den Eijnden

Janus van den Eijnden

Light is life



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