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Salambo se promène dans Rome…

Florence

When the French writer Stendhal did his tour of Italy around the 1820s, it took him five days to travel from Florence to Rome on a horse carriage. Today the … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

More Borromini, more churches

The other morning I got up at 6am to visit a church…. that’s the kind of thing one does in Rome! Not any church though, one designed by Francesco Borromini: … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Borromini m’enchante

I developed a sudden passion for Borromini’s work. It took me five years to start looking at Baroque Rome (too much to see for one city), and all I can … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Sant’Ignazio

Rome is all about churches…so this morning I went to visit Sant’Ignazio to see the famous trompe l’oeil ceiling painted by Andrea del Pozzo.  San’t Ignazio was built in the … Continue reading

March 30, 2010 · Leave a comment
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