From The TV Show: Historic Dancing in Rome

In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy attends a historic ball at Palazzo Brancaccio.

Under the direction of Nino Graziano Luca, the Compagnia Nazionale di Danza Storica is dedicated to preserving European classical dances. Members of the public are invited to attend the grand balls held by the group – such as Il Gran Ballo di Sissi and Il Gran Ballo di Carnevale – and may join in several waltzes as well as seven or eight dances in the Carnet de Bal. Many of the events are held in the exquisite Palazzo Brancaccio ( where we filmed our segment. For more information, visit:

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