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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 same journey takes about three hours by car or half … Continue reading

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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: Santa Maria dei sette dolori. The name says it all: … Continue reading

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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 set my eyes on now is Borromini. His architecture has … Continue reading

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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 mid-17th century to glorify Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the … Continue reading

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