From 26 to 28 September 2019, the RMFAB, in partnership with the Academia Belgica in Rome and the Università di Genova, will organise the international conference "Bruegel e l'Italia" in the Italian capital.

Bruegel's rural and urban scenes incarnate the Low Countries but always transcend the local. In his hybrid landscapes, Alpine rock formations often appear, as Bruegel observed them on his journey to and from Italy (1552-1554). The conference aims to re-evaluate Bruegel's encounter and dialogue with Italy from a broad cultural-historical perspective and in light of the most recent research.