Art

A Visit to Padua: What You Need to See on a Day Trip from Venice Part 1

From the Scrovegni chapel to the Basilica of Saint Anthony, Palazzo delle Erbe and more, discover ...

Tue 01 Feb 2022

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Art Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona

Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona

Stunning Piazza Navona is Rome's most iconic square, dominated by Bernini's Fountain of the Four ...

Sun 09 Jan 2022

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Art Don’t Fear the Reaper: 10 Macabre Funeral Monuments in Rome

Don’t Fear the Reaper: 10 Macabre Funeral Monuments in Rome

Remember that you must die...Rome is full of macabre funerary monuments reminding us of the inevitab ...

Tue 26 Oct 2021

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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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