This collection is housed in a building constructed in 1613 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of Bernini's greatest ... More
This collection is housed in a building constructed in 1613 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of Bernini's greatest patrons. In fact, this great sculptor has exhibited some of his most famous sculptures here; amongst them is the renowned Apollo and Daphne. When one thinks of the Museo Borghese, the sculpture that immediately springs to mind is Canova's Pauline Borghese, in which she poses as Venus, wearing just a drape around her midriff. There are six major pieces by Caravaggio in the Galleria, including The Boy with a Basket of Fruit and the Madonna della Serpe. Titian is also represented with Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael with The Deposition, and there are important works by Correggio. The gallery can only hold 300 visitors at a time, so it is advisable to book in advance.
Visiting Rome for the first time, visitors must experience the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), the Vatican structure with 50 million
monthly visitors. The Chapel was built between 1477 and 1481 by Pope Sixtus IV. From 1480 to 1483 the ...
Design of Villa Borghese began at the start of the 17th Century when Pope Paul V Borghese was elected. Its
style resembles that of city villas from 100 years earlier. The gardens were especially cared for—aviaries were added to ...
San Giovanni in Laterano is the oldest church in the world. It was founded by Pope Melchiade at the start
of the 4th century on the ruins of the villa of the Roman family the Laterani. The church's current ...
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