Giovanni Miani. The white lion of the Nile

The white lion of the Nile



The raging river and the desert wind


On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his death, at Palazzo Roncale we are ready to retrace the story of the explorer Giovanni Miani from Rovigo: the white lion of the Nile.
The vicissitudes of this restless and unconventional character from Rovigo, of indomitable courage and iron will, lover of risk and adventure, unfortunate pursuer of great ideals as social redemption.
Get ready for a journey out of time, among illustrations, artifacts, documents, events, installations and much more.


From the Universal History of Music to the search for the sources of the Nile River

Opening times

The event runs from March 12th, 2022 until June 26th, 2022.

Open every day:
Monday - Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.