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Santa trinita dei monti Daniele da Volterra Masterpiece Descent from the cross

Rehabilitating the Breeches-Maker: Daniele da Volterra’s Mannerist Masterpiece Atop the Spanish Steps

Daniele da Volterra has for centuries conjured up images of Counter-Reformation prudery, censorious inquisitors and artless fundamentalists. Posterity, alas, has not been kind to ...

14th Feb 2020

5 Things About the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo

Beyond Michelangelo: 5 Things You Might Not Know About the Sistine Chapel

There’s a lot more to the Sistine Chapel than the extraordinary crowning achievement of Michelangelo’s career. Check out our countdown of 5 things you might not know

31st Jan 2020

St. Peter’s Basilica Guide: Art and Faith in the Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica Guide: Art and Faith in the Vatican City

When you come to Rome, there are certain places that you simply can’t afford to miss. The magnificent St. Peter’s basilica – venerable centrepiece of the Catholic faith and ...

6th Dec 2019

A Guide to the Spanish Steps in Rome: Everything You Need to Know About Rome’s Most Iconic Staircase

A Guide to the Spanish Steps in Rome: Everything You Need to Know About Rome’s Most Iconic Staircase

There can be few sights in the world more romantic than the dazzling sweep of the Spanish Steps. One of the great masterpieces of Baroque urban design, Rome’s most iconic staircas ...

8th Nov 2019

7 Places to Get Spooked in Rome this Halloween

7 Places to Get Spooked in Rome this Halloween

It’s that time of year again. The evenings are drawing in, a chill is beginning to spike the evening air, and all-around trees are donning spectacular Technicolor coats of orange, ...

29th Oct 2019

10 Hidden Masterpieces in the Vatican Museums That You Have to See

10 Hidden Masterpieces in the Vatican Museums That You Have to See

Read on for our guide to 10 of our favourite lesser-known highlights at the Vatican Museums.

14th Oct 2019

Mussolini, a World’s Fair and a Failed Futurist Fantasy: A Guide to the Modernist Architecture of Rome’s EUR Quarter

Mussolini, a World’s Fair and a Failed Futurist Fantasy: A Guide to the Modernist Architecture of Rome’s EUR Quarter

The great flowering of architectural modernism in the Eternal City coincided with the inexorable rise of Italian fascism in the 1930s, and the major monuments of the period are ...

27th Sep 2019