Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

Caravaggio Paintings (Church of San Luigi dei Francesi) · The Conversion on the Way to Damascus (Conversione di San Paolo) is a work by Caravaggio, painted in 1601 for the Cerasi Chapel of the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in Rome. Across the chapel is a second Caravaggio depicting the Crucifixion of Saint Peter. On the altar between the two is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Annibale Carracci.

forum and palatine hill

forum and palatine hill

The Palatine is the most famous of Rome's seven hills, and has played an important role in the city's history, starting from the days of its foundation. It was the legendary first home of Romulus and Remus, and was later chosen by emperors and aristocrats for their luxurious villas.

Palazzo Altemps

Palazzo Altemps

The Museo Nazionale Romano houses one of the most important archaeology collections in the world. The items are divided into four different sites: the Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, and the aggregate of the Terme di Diocleziano.

Palazzo massimo

Palazzo massimo

Palazzo Massimo was built in the late nineteenth century to be a Jesuit boarding school

ara pacis

ara pacis

Housed in the first museum complex built in Rome after the collapse of the Fascist regime, the Ara Pacis represents one of the most impressive examples of classical art.

Borghese

Borghese

Also known as the "queen of all private collections in the world", the art collection housed by the Galleria Borghese, started by Cardinal Scipione in the seventeenth century, exhibits masterpieces from Titian, Bernini, Correggio, Caravaggio and Canova.

capitoline museums

capitoline museums

Huge temples built by Rome's kings once stood on top of Capitoline Hill. They became symbolic of Rome's power and position in the world. During the middle ages, the hill was used as a goat pasture due to the depopulation of Rome.

castel sant angelo

castel sant angelo

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.

Colosseum

Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum.

domus aurea

domus aurea

The Domus Aurea was a vast landscaped palace built by the Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire in 64 AD had destroyed a large part of the city and the aristocratic villas on the Palatine Hill.

palazzo doria pamphilj

palazzo doria pamphilj

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is the best-known private gallery in Rome. The mansion houses valuable works by great masters such as Raphael, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Brueghel the Elder, Velazquez and Bernini.

galleria colonna

galleria colonna

A true jewel of the Roman Baroque, the Galleria Colonna was commissioned in the mid 1600s by Cardinal Girolamo I Colonna and his nephew Lorenzo…

museum of rome

museum of rome

The Museo di Roma features a large and varied collection made up of thousands of works of art, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, clothes, ceramics, photographs, and some architectural elements, all depicting local history and Italian traditions.Less worthwhile than other museums

national roman museum crypta balbi

national roman museum crypta balbi

it represents the development of Roman society and the urban landscape from antiquity to modern times.

ostia antica

ostia antica

The wide area of the excavations overlooks the "Tiber River Gate", connecting Rome to the sea. The ancient city testifies to the imposing Roman buildings and reaffirm the commercial and economic importance of the ancient capital of the world.

pantheon

pantheon

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.

piazza di spagna

piazza di spagna

The Piazza di Spagna (English: Square of Spain) is one of Rome’s most renowned squares. The name comes from the Palazzo di Spagna, the seat of the Spanish Embassy for the Vatican located on this square since the seventeenth century.

piazza navona

piazza navona

Piazza Navona is a square in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans went there to watch the agones, and hence it was known as "Circus Agonalis"

priorato di malta

priorato di malta

This construction of Villa del Priorato di Malta on the Aventine Hill was built in 939 s a Benedictian monastery, it belonged to the monastery of the Chiesa dei SS.Bonifacio e Alessio from which was separated in 977

san clemente

san clemente

This temple is remarkable because archaeologically, it records the history of Rome from the beginning of Christianity up until the Middle Ages. The Basilica is made up of three "layers": the present building founded during the Medieval period, the house

sistine chapel

sistine chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.

sistine chapel

sistine chapel

st john in the lateran

st john in the lateran

The Basilica is the oldest church in Europe.

st peters basilica

st peters basilica

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.

st peters basilica

st peters basilica

the ghetto

the ghetto

The Roman Ghetto or Ghetto of Rome was a Jewish ghetto established in 1555 in the Rione Sant'Angelo, in Rome, Italy,

thermea of caracalla

thermea of caracalla

The Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy, were the city's second largest Roman public baths, or thermae, likely built between AD 212 and 216/217

trevi fountain

trevi fountain

The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini. Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

villa torlonia

villa torlonia

Outside the canonical tourist circuits, the estate where the former residence of Mussolini is located is a treasure chest to be discovered

american academy in rome

american academy in rome

A place for innovative artists to congregate. A tour can be reserved.

Antica Bottega di Norcia

Antica Bottega di Norcia

This place has spectacular cheeses and meats and the MOST DELICIOUS cookies. A good place to get breakfast and dining-in snacks.

Ceiling of the Gesu

Ceiling of the Gesu

Via degli Astalli, 16 The central vault of the nave in the Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus – known as “Church of the Gesù” or just “the Gesù” –, in Rome, showcases the masterpiece of painter Giovan Battista Gaulli, also known as Baciccio, or Baciccia (1639-1709). The fresco, titled “Triumph of the Name of Jesus”, is part of the work carried out by the Genoa-born artist in the mother church of the Society of Jesus between 1674 and 1679, after his introduction by Bernini.

Santa Maria della Vittoria

Santa Maria della Vittoria

A "must See" according to Mark for Bernini sculpture of the "Ecstasy of St Therese" Via Venti Settembre, 17, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Saddlers Union

Saddlers Union

Leather bags Via Margutta, 11, 00187 Roma RM, Italy