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

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 century AD, as well as the fascinating history of their rediscovery more than 400 ...

3rd May 2018

Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Learn about the dramatic Sack of Rome in 1527, in the climax of the Renaissance, when troops of the North invaded and sacked the Vatican State.

29th Mar 2018

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Balich's worldwide show promises to reveal the secrets of the Sistine Chapel. But is that comparable to the real experience of Michelangelo's frescoes?

18th Mar 2018

Minosse in the Last Judgment of the Sistine Chapel

The Devil is in the Details: Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums

Read about some of the hidden secrets of the Vatican Museums, where to find and how to make sense of them.

6th Mar 2018

8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

The Galleria Uffizi is truly one of the world’s great museums and no wonder; it was here under Florentine patronage that one of the world’s great outpourings of creativity — ...

10th Feb 2018