The sights of Rome

VATICAN MUSEUMS

Vatican Museums   Founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II, after the acquisition of the statue of the Laocoon and enriched during the centuries by more acquisitions and structural enlargements, the Vatican Museums with over four million of visitors a year...

SAINT PETER’S BASILICA

Saint Peter's basilica Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is one of the biggest building in the world. Built among 176 years on top of the previous basilica of Constantine, has a length of 718 ft and a width of 206 ft. Sangallo, Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo,...

ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS

Saint Paul   Saint Paul is one of the four main Churches of Rome and Vatican territory. Built by Constantine in the fourth century along the Portuense way and destroyed by a devastating fire in the eighteenth century was completely rebuilt with donations from...

SAINT JOHN LATERAN

Saint John Lateran   Saint John in Lateran is the Cathedral and one of the four main Churches of Rome. Built by Constantine in 319 a.D. on the site of the imperial cavalry bodyguard was originally dedicated to the Holy Savior. The interior, redesigned by...
SAINT PETER’S BASILICA

SAINT PETER’S BASILICA

Saint Peter's basilica Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is one of the biggest building in the world. Built among...

ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS

ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS

Saint Paul   Saint Paul is one of the four main Churches of Rome and Vatican territory. Built by Constantine in...

SAINT JOHN LATERAN

SAINT JOHN LATERAN

Saint John Lateran   Saint John in Lateran is the Cathedral and one of the four main Churches of Rome. Built by...

SAINT MARY MAJOR

SAINT MARY MAJOR

Saint Mary Major   Saint mary Major is one of the four main Churches of Rome and is territory of the Holy See....

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CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

CAPITOLINE MUSEUMS

Capitoline Museums   On top of the famous Capitoline Hill are contained in three palazzi surrounding a central...

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BORGHESE GALLERY

BORGHESE GALLERY

Borghese Gallery   Built to be the summer residence of the omonimous family in the seventeenth century, was...

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PAMPHILJI GALLERY

PAMPHILJI GALLERY

Pamphilji Gallery   The Palazzo has grown over the centuries; it is likely the largest in Rome still in private...

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BARBERINI PALACE

BARBERINI PALACE

Barberini Palace   Purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, who had come to the papal throne as Urban VIII, the...

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CHURCH OF THE GESÙ

CHURCH OF THE GESÙ

Church of the Gesù   Is the mother church of the Jesuits and served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all...

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SAINT PRAXEDES

SAINT PRAXEDES

Saint Praxedes   Built on top of the remains of a 5th century structure and was designed to house the bones of...

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SAINT CECILIA

SAINT CECILIA

Saint Cecilia   Founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I, and devoted to the Roman martyr Cecilia....

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SAN CLEMENTE

SAN CLEMENTE

San Clemente   This basilica offers a unic exemple of historical continuity through its four different levels,...

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VILLA FARNESINA

VILLA FARNESINA

Villa Farnesina   The villa was built for Agostino Chigi, a rich Sienese banker and the treasurer of Pope Julius...

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SPADA PALACE

SPADA PALACE

Spada Palace   The Palazzo Spada is a palace in Rome that houses a grand art collection, the Galleria Spada. The...

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VILLA GIULIA

VILLA GIULIA

Villa Giulia   Pope Julius III in 1550 assigned the initial design of the building to Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola...

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COLONNA GALLERY

COLONNA GALLERY

Colonna Gallery   The first documentary mention notes that the property hosted Cardinal Giovanni and Giacomo...

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SAINT DOMITILLA

SAINT DOMITILLA

Saint Domitilla   Spread over 15 kilometers of underground caves are the best preserved and one of the most...

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SAINT PRISCILLA

SAINT PRISCILLA

Saint Priscilla   The development of the catacomb dates from the second through the fifth centuries A.D. with...

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SAINT SEBASTIAN

SAINT SEBASTIAN

Saint Sebastian   One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, this has always been one of the most accessible...

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SAINT CALLIXTUS

SAINT CALLIXTUS

Saint Callixtus   Sited along the Appian way, these catacombs were built around the end of the 2nd century, with...

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SAINT AGNES

SAINT AGNES

Saint Agnes   The birth and the development of this cemetery are linked with the martyrdom of the young Agnes...

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MICHELANGELO

MICHELANGELO

Michelangelo   Born in Caprese ( Florence ) on march 6, 1475 died in Rome on February 18, 1564. Considered...

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RAPHAEL

RAPHAEL

Raphael   Raffaello Sanzio (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520, was painter and architect celebrated for...

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BERNINI

BERNINI

Bernini   Bernini (Naples 7 December 1598 — Rome 28 November 1680) was the a leading figure in the Roman Baroque...

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CARAVAGGIO

CARAVAGGIO

Caravaggio   Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (29 September 1571–18 July 1610) has left in Rome superb...

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BORROMINI

BORROMINI

Borromini   Francesco Borromini, by name of Francesco Castelli (25 September 1599 - 3 August 1667) was a Swiss...

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CORSINI PALACE

CORSINI PALACE

Corsini Palace   The Palazzo Corsini is a prominent late-baroque palace in Rome, erected for the Corsini family...

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BRASCHI PALACE

BRASCHI PALACE

Braschi Palace   Palazzo Braschi is a large Neoclassical palace built by the papal nephew duca Luigi Braschi...

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