Art

Memories of the Philosopher Emperor: The Equestrian Monument of Marcus Aurelius on the Capitoline Hill

Discover everything you need to know about the iconic statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback at the ...

Tue 05 Oct 2021

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Art A Tale of Two Davids: Michelangelo, Donatello and the Art of Renaissance Florence

A Tale of Two Davids: Michelangelo, Donatello and the Art of Renaissance Florence

In Florence, the biblical figure of David has long loomed large in the imagination. Discover how ...

Sun 05 Sep 2021

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Art Baroque Visions and Troubled Genius: Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini in Rome

Baroque Visions and Troubled Genius: Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini in Rome

Join us on the trail of the three greatest geniuses of the Italian Baroque, and discover how Caravag ...

Tue 17 Aug 2021

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Ancient Horse-Tamers: The Dioscuri on the Quirinal Hill

Standing in pride of place at the height of Rome's Quirinal Hill are a pair of massive ancient horse ...

Wed 23 Jun 2021

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Art The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza: Ancient Mosaics between Pagan and Christian Rome

One of the finest examples of early Christian art and architecture in Rome, the stunning 4th-century ...

Thu 17 Jun 2021

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Art Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Renaissance Stirrings in Medieval Rome: Pietro Cavallini’s Mosaics in Santa Maria in Trastevere

Learn all about the extraordinary mosaics created by proto-Renaissance master Pietro Cavallini for ...

Thu 03 Jun 2021

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Art Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Early Modern Gore: The Extraordinary Blood-Stained Frescoes of Santo Stefano Rotondo

Learn all about the bizarre, violent 16th-century frescoes in the Roman church of Santo Stefano ...

Wed 05 May 2021

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The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla conserve the secrets of the earliest Christians dating back to the 2nd ...

Thu 29 Apr 2021

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Art Hidden Renaissance Art in Rome: 7 Chapels You Need to Visit

Hidden Renaissance Art in Rome: 7 Chapels You Need to Visit

Discover some of the most spectacular hidden gems of Renaissance art in Rome with our guide to 7 ...

Sat 24 Apr 2021

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Art Of Obelisks and Pachyderms: Bernini’s Elephant in Piazza della Minerva

Of Obelisks and Pachyderms: Bernini’s Elephant in Piazza della Minerva

Discover the full story behind the charming marble elephant designed by Baroque master Gianlorenzo ...

Sun 18 Apr 2021

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Art Michelangelo’s Pietà: Renaissance Perfection in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Michelangelo’s Pietà: Renaissance Perfection in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Find out all you need to know about the extraordinary Pietà that Michelangelo carved for St. Peter' ...

Sat 27 Mar 2021

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Art Bernini, Borghese and the Rise of Baroque Rome: 6 Bernini Masterpieces in the Villa Borghese

Bernini, Borghese and the Rise of Baroque Rome: 6 Bernini Masterpieces in the Villa Borghese

Get the lowdown on the magnificent sculptures created by Gianlorenzo Bernini for Scipione Borghese ...

Thu 04 Mar 2021

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