The auditorium of the Vittoriale is a unique space, of unequalled historic and artistic value.
Part of the most recent wing of the museum complex, it consists of a spacious room which contains, suspended from the ceiling, the two-seater S.V.A. of the flight over Vienna, from which Gabriele d’Annunzio dropped his famous leaflets over the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This plane, which bears witness to a fundamental phase of Italian history, makes this place one of the greatest points of interest in the whole of the Vittoriale.
A display of photographs on the walls illustrates the stages of Gabriele d’Annunzio’s life.
The arcade on the upper floor holds the exhibition “Homage to d’Annunzio”, with contemporary works of art inspired by the poet and by the Vittoriale, including the precious sketches by Giorgio De Chirico.
In the area in front of the auditorium, there are some rooms which are particularly suitable for light refreshments and coffee breaks; they host a permanent exhibition dedicated to the construction of the House Museum; in spring and summer the outdoor covered arcade can also be used, this is a place of unequalled beauty which directly overlooks the Square of the Poet’s House and from which one can admire a magnificent view of the lake.