“The Academy of Hungary in Rome is truly all-encompassing,” says director of the academy Dr. Molnár. It’s origins trace back to the opening of the papal archives in the late 1800’s when Hungarians were among the first to investigate these documents. The first Hungarian research institute in Rome was started by Vilmos Fraknói for this reason.
In 1927, the grand Palazzo Falconieri was bought by the Hungarian state, and became what is now the academy. The Baroque building is designed in part by Borromini and boasts a stunning view of the city.
The academy is dedicated to ecclesiastical study, scientific research and the promotion of Hungarian Art and Culture. From publishing books and offering residencies to organizing free exhibits and events, the institute delves into all aspects of “la vita ungherese-romana.”
Istituto Balassi – Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma
Via Giulia, 1 – Palazzo Falconieri