Vaults

BARBERINI PALACE

Raphael's She-Baker - Barberini Palace - Rome Italy

Canvases Vaults Paintings Halls Staircases Purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, who had come to the papal throne as Urban VIII, the palace was built by Maderno and Borromini first and completed by Bernini. Inside the Salon ceiling is graced by Pietro da Cortona’s masterpiece, the Baroque fresco of the Allegory of Divine Providence by […]

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CHURCH OF THE GESÙ

The Gesù church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Is the mother church of the Jesuits and served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all over the world, especially in the Americas.The construction began in 1568 to Vignola’s design and was built according to the new requirements formulated during the Council of Trent. There is no narthex in which […]

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SANTA PRASSEDE

Santa Prassede Church - Rome Italy

Altars Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Mosaics Built on top of the remains of a 5th century structure and was designed to house the bones of Saint Praxedes and Saint Pudentiana, the daughters of Saint Pudens,St. Paul’s first Christian convert in Rome.The most impressive element of the church is the mosaic decorative program committed by Pope Paschal […]

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SAN LUIGI DE’ FRANCESI

San Luigi de' Francesi Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Sculptures Designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589is the national French church of Rome and actually entitled to the Virgin Mary to St. Dionigi Areopagita and St. Louis IX, king of France.Domenichino painted here one of his masterworks, the frescoes portraying the Histories of […]

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SANTA MARIA IN TRASTEVERE

Santa Maria in Trastevere Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Vaults Sculptures Mosaics Basilica of Our Lady’s in Trastevere is a titular minor basilica, one of the oldest churches in Rome, perhaps the first in which mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s AD.A Christian house-church was founded here about […]

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SAINT PETER IN CHAINS

Saint Peter in Chains Church - Rome Italy

Sculptures Canvases Fresco-Paintings Altars Vaults Relics Also known as the Basilica Eudoxiana, it was first built in 432-440 to house the relic of the chains that bound Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem.Michelangelo’s Moses (completed 1515), while originally intended as part of a massive 47-statue, free-standing funeral monument for Pope Julius II, became […]

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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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