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Borromini’s disconcerting prospective

Borromini was one of the most creative architects of the Baroque era in Rome, both in terms of style and technical innovations. He designed numerous buildings and churches which have … Continue reading

July 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

The most celebrated Apollo

The Belvedere Apollo in the Vatican Museum is one of the most famous sculptures from the Antiquity. It became particularly celebrated in the 18th century, when art historian Johann Joachim … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Venice for the Biennale

Once every two years from June to November, Venice becomes the centre of the contemporary art world, when it is hosting one of the most prestigious international art gathering: the … Continue reading

June 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

One of the oldest ghettos

If I could choose an area to live in Rome, I would probably choose the Ghetto. It has a special character, as if two thousand years of the city’s history … Continue reading

May 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

Meeting at the Circolo

Modern Rome was built around the administration of the new government following the country’s unification in 1861. Whole new neighbourhoods were erected around the turn of the century for the … Continue reading

May 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

Raffaello at Villa Farnesina

Raffaello was the darling of Rome. According to the art historian Giorgio Vasari, he had such a pleasant personnality that he charmed everybody who counted in the Vatican, except perhaps … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Trajan column unravelled

Trajan was one of Rome’s great emperors, ruling over the Empire from 98 to 117 AD. He was a distinguished army leader, who brought victory in the German provinces, and … Continue reading

May 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Bramante’s perfect proportions

Hidden in the small cloister of St Pietro in Montorio on the Janiculum hill, Bramante’s Tempietto (little temple) is considered as the High-Renaissance masterpiece encompassing all the ideals and ideas … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Piazza di Spagna

My favourite time to go to Piazza di Spagna is early in the morning, between 8 and 9 am, before it gets too busy. The light is already quite bright, … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Rome’s best swimming pool

Finding a swimming pool in Rome is no easy task. There are a few but they tend to be part of rather outdated yet expensive private sports clubs. One of … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 2 Comments
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