Festival lights up Rome

How the Pantheon is expected to look. Photo credit: La Repubblica

 ROME – This weekend the Eternal City will become the backdrop to a spectacular display of lights and projections for the second year of the “Solid Light Festival,” part of Videocitta.

 At the Pantheon, a unique installation called “8.92 Misterium Lucis” sees a powerful beam shining through the oculus straight into the sky, reports La Repubblica.

 From 8 p.m. to midnight, light shows are be projected onto the facades of the Sant’Agostino church and the Santa Maria sopra Minerva basilica, while the ex-barracks of Guido Reni in Flaminio features immersive installations dedicated to the theme of water.

 The festival began Friday with an installation at Palazzo Eni in the EUR district of the city, and arrives in the city’s historical centre on Oct. 25.