The elegance of food

Tales about food and fashion
19/05 - 01/11/2015
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali

“The elegance of food”, is a great exhibition, held in occasion of the  EXPO 2015 to celebrate in Rome the perfect relation between nutrion, the main subject of this universal exhibition and the dressmaking ability of the Made in Italy. 

The exhibition is focused on many aspects of fashion, from the materials to the embroidery, and food is the central thread, a “recall to nature” according the three natural elements: water, air, earth and fire.

Inside all the museum rooms, you can find more than 160 creations among acccesories and dresses,  photographic images and videos, holograms, video mapping and visual art, whit food and natural raw materials as the heart of the exhibition, and fashion as yesterday’s today’s and tomorrow’s central theme.

Dresses, accessories, photographic images and videos, video mapping and visual art create a contemporay and creative itineray where the Made in Italy, the high craft industry as well as the tradition of the “fair and well crafted” become a clear evidence of how and how much fashion has been able to take its inspiration from nutrition. Furthermore, the exhibition, is enriched by the korean artist Yeonju Sung’s pictures, a dreamlike journey which by using eight images tells us how food can comunicate with fashion taking its forms.

Exhibition and catalogue by  Stefano Dominella e Bonizza Giordani Aragno


Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali
Opening hours

19 May - 01 November 2015 
Open daily, from 9.30 to 19.30
Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

Please Note: please check our Notice page for special openings and/or temporary closures

Entrance ticket

Every first Sunday of the month free admission, except for the Ara Pacis new exhibition space, for residents in Rome and in the metropolitan city area. 

From May 19, 2015, museum + exhibitions (L’Eleganza del Cibo. Tales about food and fashion 19.5-1.11.2015" and "Pablo Atchugarry. Città Eterna, eterni marmi 22.05.15-07.02.2016") combined ticket:
- Adults: € 14,00; 
- Concessions: € 12,00; 
Roman Citizens only (by showing a vaild ID): 
- Adults: € 12,00; 
- Concessions: € 10,00;

Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card and ATM

Concessions and free admission


Online tickets
The printed receipt entitles you to jump the queue at the ticket office and quickly pick up your ticket.


In Italian, English, French, German, Spanish: € 4,00.


060608 (every day from 9:00 to 21:00)

Exhibition|Modern Art
Other information

Promoted by:
Assessorato alla Cultura e Turismo
Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali
Regione Lazio

Con il contributo di
Camera di Commercio Roma

Con il patrocinio di

Sistema Musei Civici
With the collaboration of
Mastercard Priceless Rome

Web site
With technical contributions from


Zètema Progetto Cultura 

Stefano Dominella e Bonizza Giordani Aragno


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