People come by the millions each year to receive the Pope's blessing, traditionally given on Sundays at noon. St Peter's has ... More
Basilica di San Pietro
People come by the millions each year to receive the Pope's blessing, traditionally given on Sundays at noon. St Peter's has undergone many transformations since the original Constantine basilica of 320 CE. The top of its majestic dome (designed by Michelangelo), provides the best vantage point from which to marvel at Bernini's magnificent colonnade surrounding the square, the gilded bronze canopy above the altar and Michelangelo's Pietà (1499). Bramante, Pietro da Cortona and Canova are just a handful of the many other artists who worked together on this monumental basilica's decoration and design.
A visit to Basilica di San Clemente is a fascinating journey through time. From the upper basilica, which dates from
the beginning of the 12th Century and whose apse boasts the mosaic The Triumph of the Cross, one passes ...
Starhotels Michelangelo is two blocks from Saint Peter's Basilica and Square and approximately 19 miles from Fiumicino International Airport. This
location is also half a mile from the Vatican Museum and Castle San Angelo and one mile from Piazza ...
Cattedrale Metropolitana di San Pietro was built over the site of a Romanesque cathedral, destroyed by fire in 1141. The
architect Domenico Tibaldi designed the presbytery in 1575 and restored the Romanesque crypt, which can still be visited today. ...
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