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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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 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 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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Saint Cecilia Church - Rome Italy

Canvases Fresco-Paintings Domes Altars Sculptures Mosaics Founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I, and devoted to the Roman martyr Cecilia. Tradition holds that the church was built over the house of the saint. The baptistery of this church, together with the remains of a Roman Imperial house, was found during some excavations […]

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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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Gallery of Modern Art - Rome Italy

Canvases Sculptures Paintings Artworks With its neoclassical and Romantic paintings and sculptures, it marks a dramatic change from the glories of the Renaissance and ancient Rome. Its 75 rooms house the largest collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century Italian artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Giovanni Fattori, Amedeo Modigliani, Giorgio Morandi, […]

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the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo - Sistine chapel

Born in Caprese near Florence on march 6, 1475 died in Rome on february 18, 1564, was painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.His versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Leonardo da Vinci.[…]

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The extasy of Saint Teresa by Bernini - Rome

Bernini was the a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. During his long career, Bernini received many important commissions,mostly from the Popes. At an early age, he came to the attention of Cardinal Scipione Borghese, and in 1621, at the age of only twenty three, he was knighted by Pope Gregory XV. […]

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THE VATICAN CITY STATE >> the Majesty of the Popes

the Vatican City State - Rome

Artworks Chapels Frescoes Paintings Galleries Churches Statues Mosaics On this tour we will visit one of the world’s smallest states and the seat of the Catholic Church. You’ll become acquainted with how the power and influence of the Church translated into the patronage of the world’s most influential artists and architects. Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and […]

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