February 24, 2024

The Raphael Rooms at the Vatican

Everyone knows about the Sistine chapel but fewer people have heard about the Raphael Stanze. The decoration of these four rooms that bear the great artist’s name was started twenty years after the Sistine chapel […]

Treasures of the Vatican Museums Part 1

The Vatican museums house some of the greatest treasures in the world. No counting the Sistine chapel there are still thousands of statues and pictures, objects and images housed in hundreds of rooms. Here is […]

Caravaggio in Rome

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio spent several years in Rome before fleeing a death warrant in 1606 issued after he had committed murder. He was in Rome when the Catholic church was actively countering Protestantism, building […]

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