Vatican Museums: history of the museums and what to see

Vatican Museums

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: From the Middle Ages to the Michelangelo Project

Piazza del Campidoglio

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.

Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio). History, from the origins to today

Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio)

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 […]

Sistine Chapel in the Vatican: history and description

Sistine Chapel

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 […]

Spanish Steps and Barcaccia: History and Monuments to See

Piazza di Spagna

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, History and Architecture

Piazza Navona

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.

Colosseum and Roman Forum: Guided Tour
Colosseum and Roman Forum: Guided Tour
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