The Casino dell’Aurora is a jewel of the Roman Baroque of the early 1600s, which Cardinal Scipione Borghese had built by Giovanni Vasanzio on the ruins of the Baths of Constantine. Its windows overlook the Piazza del Quirinale and the Dioscuri Fountain, and its three large windows overlook the 2,000 SqM hanging garden.
But its artistic and cultural value is also expressed thanks to the presence of statues and extraordinary marble busts for their beauty and state of conservation, including the famous ‘Artemide Cacciatrice’ – the most complete among those known from the Hellenistic period, and ‘Athena Rospigliosi’ located on the top of the famous Scala della Pastorella (The Stairs of Pastorella) , where at its feet lies a small cave with a vault covered with stalactites.
After a thorough restoration, the Staircase of Pastorella now has a new lighting design created by Professor Arch. Adriano Caputo and his Studio Illumina team, who has created a pattern of shadows for this Baroque jewel that have been able to enhance its geometries and volumes, which inturn has enhanced its angles and size.