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

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 ...

Fri 14 Feb 2020

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Art 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 magnific ...

Thu 05 Dec 2019

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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 eveni ...

Mon 28 Oct 2019

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Art 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...

Wed 23 Oct 2019

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Art 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.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

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Art 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 ...

Fri 27 Sep 2019

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Art Violence, Art and the Watcher in the Shadows: on the Trail of Caravaggio in Baroque Rome

Violence, Art and the Watcher in the Shadows: on the Trail of Caravaggio in Baroque Rome

The artistic world of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Fri 13 Sep 2019

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Art In Search of Lost Time: Six of the Most Ancient Churches in Rome

In Search of Lost Time: Six of the Most Ancient Churches in Rome

Our guide to some of Rome’s oldest and most fascinating churches.

Fri 23 Aug 2019

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Saint Zeno’s Chapel: Spectacular Byzantine Mosaics in Rome

Tucked away in an unassuming church in Rome’s Monti neighbourhood are some of the most spectacular ...

Thu 25 Jul 2019

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Art 10 Things I learned about Michelangelo on the Vatican tour

10 Things I learned about Michelangelo on the Vatican tour

"I learned to see changes in art styles from one century to the next..."

Fri 21 Jun 2019

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Art Borromini’s Incredible Perspective Corridor at Rome’s Palazzo Spada

Borromini’s Incredible Perspective Corridor at Rome’s Palazzo Spada

Have you seen many optical illusions involving marble columns and statues?

Fri 07 Jun 2019

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