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THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA AND THE ECSTASY BERNINI
Art, Baroque, Church, Bernini, Sculpture, Architecture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #arte, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #barocco, #art, #atourguiderome, #bernini, #chiesa, #baroque, #church,

THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA AND THE ECSTASY BERNINI

Gianluca Pica

24/06/2024 12:00

The Church of Santa Maria Vittoria is unique and inimitable, above all thanks to the famous masterpiece inside...

SANT'EUSEBIO ALL'ESQUILINO, A CHURCH FOR A TROUBLED HISTORY
Church, Religion, Rome, Architecture, Esquiline Hill, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #chiesa, #church, #esquilino,

SANT'EUSEBIO ALL'ESQUILINO, A CHURCH FOR A TROUBLED HISTORY

Gianluca Pica

17/06/2024 12:00

The Church of Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino is a small gem of the famous hill of Rome, and not only...

A MARBLE FRAGMENT AND A MAGIC SWORD
Legends, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome,

A MARBLE FRAGMENT AND A MAGIC SWORD

Gianluca Pica

10/06/2024 00:00

Can a sword cut a block of marble in two? If you are in Rome yes, it can happen...

BETWEEN LOST FRESCOES AND OSTERIAS, THE STRANGE CASE AT THE CASINA DEL CARDINAL BESSARIONE
Renaissance, Rome, #roma, #rome, #rinascimento, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #renaissance, #affresco,

BETWEEN LOST FRESCOES AND OSTERIAS, THE STRANGE CASE AT THE CASINA DEL CARDINAL BESSARIONE

Gianluca Pica

03/06/2024 12:00

In the Casina of Cardinal Bessarione there are some frescoes which, however, were partly erased to open a window...

THE MAGDALENA'S FOOT AND HER RELIQUARY
Renaissance, Basilica, Religion, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #religione, #reliquia, #relic,

THE MAGDALENA'S FOOT AND HER RELIQUARY

Gianluca Pica

27/05/2024 12:00

A precious silver reliquary, in the Basilica of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, houses something incredible...

BETWEEN RELIQUIARIES AND THE RENAISSANCE: THE ST. PETER CHAPEL AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
Art, Archaeology, Renaissance, Vatican Museums, Religion, Rome, Chapel, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #rinascimento, #vatican, #vaticano, #vaticanmuseums, #renaissance, #cappella, #museivaticani, #chapel,

BETWEEN RELIQUIARIES AND THE RENAISSANCE: THE ST. PETER CHAPEL AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

Gianluca Pica

20/05/2024 12:00

In a small sixteenth-century chapel in the Vatican Museums there are many surprises, like components of the ancient papal treasure...

THE TEMPLE OF CONCORDIA AT THE ROMAN FORUM
Archaeology, Roman Forum, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #fororomano, #archeologia, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #tempio, #romanforum, #archeology, #atourguiderome, #temple,

THE TEMPLE OF CONCORDIA AT THE ROMAN FORUM

Gianluca Pica

13/05/2024 12:00

Concordia is not only an idea, a value, but also a temple built inside the Roman Forum...

THE SOURCE OF GIUTURNA AT THE ROMAN FORUM, BETWEEN MYTH AND LEGEND
Archaeology, Middle Ages, Roman Forum, Mythology, Legends, Religion, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #fororomano, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #romanforum, #atourguiderome, # mitologia,

THE SOURCE OF GIUTURNA AT THE ROMAN FORUM, BETWEEN MYTH AND LEGEND

Gianluca Pica

06/05/2024 12:00

The so-called Source of Giuturna has to do with numerous legends and stories, which make Rome unique...

CHRIST AS ORPHEUS IN THE ROMAN CATACOMBS
Art, Archaeology, Fresco, Religion, Painting, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #pittura, #painting, #catacomba,

CHRIST AS ORPHEUS IN THE ROMAN CATACOMBS

Gianluca Pica

29/04/2024 12:00

The Orpheus painted in an arcosolium of the Catacombs of Saints Peter and Marcellin still amazes today...

THE CATACOMBS OF SAINTS MARCELLINUS AND PETER IN ROME
Archaeology, Fresco, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #catacomba,

THE CATACOMBS OF SAINTS MARCELLINUS AND PETER IN ROME

Gianluca Pica

22/04/2024 12:00

The Catacombs of Saints Marcellinus and Peter in Rome bear witness to the birth and development of the Christian community...

THE MELODIOUS DOORS IN THE BAPTISTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO
Renaissance, Middle Ages, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #battistero,

THE MELODIOUS DOORS IN THE BAPTISTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO

Gianluca Pica

15/04/2024 12:00

Even the doors sing, or sang, in Rome, as happens in the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Laterano...

THE NYMPHEAUM OF MIRRORS ON THE PALATINE OF ROME
Renaissance, Rome, Palatine Hill, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #rinascimento, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #renaissance, #palatino,

THE NYMPHEAUM OF MIRRORS ON THE PALATINE OF ROME

Gianluca Pica

08/04/2024 12:00

The Nymphaeum of Mirrors, on the Palatine, tells us a lot about the historical bridge between antiquity and the Renaissance...

THE FUNERAL MONUMENT OF A POPE WHO MADE A PACT WITH THE DEVIL
Middle Ages, Basilica, Legends, Religion, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #papa, pontefice, basilica, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #pontiff,

THE FUNERAL MONUMENT OF A POPE WHO MADE A PACT WITH THE DEVIL

Gianluca Pica

01/04/2024 12:00

The funerary monument of Pope Sylvester II in San Giovanni in Laterano hides very curious legends...

THE VIRGIN OF BIRTHING PARENTS AND HER DARK PAST
Art, Renaissance, Basilica, Legends, Religion, Rome, Sculpture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #scultura, #madonna,

THE VIRGIN OF BIRTHING PARENTS AND HER DARK PAST

Gianluca Pica

25/03/2024 11:00

A sculptural group from the Basilica of Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio is a bridge between paganism and Christianity...

THE HISTORY OF SAINT FRANCESCA ROMANA, THE CHURCH AND THE SAINT
Renaissance, Roman Forum, Basilica, Religion, Architecture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #fororomano, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #romanforum, #atourguiderome, #chiesa, #church,

THE HISTORY OF SAINT FRANCESCA ROMANA, THE CHURCH AND THE SAINT

Gianluca Pica

18/03/2024 11:00

The Basilica of Santa Francesca Romana, in the Roman Forum, attracts our attention for multiple reasons...

THE MEDIEVAL HOUSE OF THE CRESCENZI IN ROME
Middle Ages, Rome, Architecture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #middleages, #medioevo,

THE MEDIEVAL HOUSE OF THE CRESCENZI IN ROME

Gianluca Pica

11/03/2024 11:00

The so-called Casa dei Crescenzi represents a unique example in the medieval Roman panorama...

THE COLISEUM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH DEMONS
Archaeology, Middle Ages, Colosseum, Roman Empire, Legends, Rome, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #archeologia, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #archeology, #atourguiderome, #colosseo, #colosseum,

THE COLISEUM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH DEMONS

Gianluca Pica

04/03/2024 11:00

Did you know that, according to medieval legends, the Colosseum was none other than the largest pagan temple in the world? Apparently...

THE MEDIEVAL AND BEAUTIFUL CLOISTER OF SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO
Art, Middle Ages, Basilica, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, basilica, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #atourguiderome, #middleages, #medioevo,

THE MEDIEVAL AND BEAUTIFUL CLOISTER OF SAN GIOVANNI IN LATERANO

Gianluca Pica

26/02/2024 13:25

The cloister in San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome is a jewel of the Roman Middle Ages...

THE SO-CALLED TEMPLE OF ROMULUS AT THE ROMAN FORUM
Archaeology, Roman Forum, Architecture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #fororomano, #archeologia, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #romanforum, #archeology, #atourguiderome,

THE SO-CALLED TEMPLE OF ROMULUS AT THE ROMAN FORUM

Gianluca Pica

18/02/2024 11:00

The so-called Temple of the Divine Romulus has many peculiarities, very intriguing...

THE PORCH OF AUGUSTUS' SISTER
Archaeology, Middle Ages, Rome, Architecture, #roma, #rome, #romeisus, #archeologia, #unaguidaturisticaroma, #archeology, #atourguiderome, #augusto, #augustus, #portico,

THE PORCH OF AUGUSTUS' SISTER

Gianluca Pica

10/02/2024 23:00

The Portico d'Ottavia is a symbol of the Ghetto of Rome but also of an entire epic...

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