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CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Constantine's head - Capitoline Museums - Rome Italy

Archaeology Statues Squares Canvases Paintings Mosaics On top of the famous Capitoline Hill are contained in three palazzi surrounding a central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo in 1536. Palazzo Nuovo houses items from the Roman times among which are: the marble statue of the “Dying Gaul”, the statue of Capitoline Venus, from […]

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SAN CLEMENTE

San Clemente Church - Rome Italy

Archaeology Fresco-Paintings Apses Vaults Sculptures Mosaics This basilica offers a unic exemple of historical continuity through its four different levels, from the mint of Nero’s time through the sanctuary of god Mitra untill the church of the 12C featuring Masaccio’s frescoes, the 12C stories of Sisinnio and the splendid mosaic of the aps.Archaeologically speaking it […]

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SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO

Santa Maria del Popolo Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Chapels Mosaics Erected in the 12C by pope Pasquale II on the sepulcre of the Domities were Nero was buried, has been enriched of masterworks like Fontana’s Cybo chapel , Sansovino’s funerary altars, Caravaggio’s canvases, Pinturicchio’s paintings, Maratta and Dal Piombo frescoes. In an episode of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons […]

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VILLA FARNESINA

Villa Farnesina - Rome Italy

Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms Wall-Paintings The villa was built for Agostino Chigi, a rich Sienese banker and the treasurer of Pope Julius II. Between 1506–1510, the Sienese artist and pupil of Bramante, Baldassarre Peruzzi designed and erected the villa. Renaissance palaces typically faced onto a street and were decorated versions of defensive castles: rectangular blocks with […]

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SAINT ANGEL’S CASTLE

Saint Angel's Castle - Rome Italy

Archaeology Weapons Fresco-Paintings Lodges Rooms View The Mausoleum of Hadrian is a towering cylindrical building, commissioned by the Roman Emperor as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle, from the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St. Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor […]

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