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Living in Rome

Urbi et Orbi

It is difficult to write about Rome without mentioning the still overwhelming presence of the Pope and the Vatican. As is the custom on Christmas and Easter day, the Pope … Continue reading

April 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

a special place to enjoy art: the galleria Borghese

I recently went back to the Galleria Borghese, one of my favourite museums in Rome, to see a temporary exhibition of 16th century German painter Lucas Cranach, the Elder. Needless … Continue reading

January 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

More Borromini or rather Bernini?

Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini were opposite in everything: character, personality, artistic style, and tastes yet they both created the Roman Baroque style. Their respective works are present all … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · 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
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