The Vatican Museums host the most important and largest art collections in the world which include masterpieces of antiquity, from Egypt to Greece to Rome, from early Christian and medieval art to the Renaissance, from the 17th century to contemporary art.
Piazza del Campidoglio, beautifully designed by Michelangelo, is the masterpiece of the Capitoline hill. It is bordered by three buildings. The Palazzo Senatorio, the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo.
Located near the Roman Forum , the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill , the Campidoglio is the smallest of the seven hills of Rome. It was a strategic place in ancient Urbe and was the center of religious and political power. During the Republican age, several temples were erected with a view of the Roman Forum, such as the Temple of Jupiter Capitoline, Temple of […]
The Sistine Chapel is a structure belonging to the “Vatican Apostolic Palace”, a building of over 1,000 rooms which also includes the Vatican Museums and the papal apartment. Although this building is one of the 18 apostolic palaces (also papal palaces or pontifical palaces) found in Italy, mainly in Rome, today with this name only reference […]
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous and visited squares in Rome. In the center stands the Fontana della Barcaccia, designed and sculpted in Baroque style by Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful and famous squares in Rome and the world, is one of the splendid Baroque masterpieces with works by Bernini and Borromini. It was built on the perimeter of the ancient Domitian Stadium.