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St. John in Lateran – Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano Rome private tour

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St. John in Lateran – Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

c6 The basilica – or more correctly Holy Saviour, and the saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist – is the cathedral of Roma. It was built in the form of a basilica with five aisles like the original St. Peter’s; on old constructions; the horse-guards’ barracks of the em-peror, through the interest of Constantine, who gave it to the African Pope, Melchiades. When it was inaugurated in 327, it was dedicated only to the Holy Saviour. Damaged and restored several times, the basilica was always subject of important artistic operations. After those of the Middle Ages, among others there were the lost frescoes by Gentile da Fabriano and Pisanello. The works undertaken under Sixtus V were decisive, the nearby Lateran Palace, residence of Pontif-fs up to the period of the Avignon captivity is also interesting.

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Apart from the restoration by Borromini, the basilica is noted for the splen-did Facade, built on the design by Alessandro Galilei (finished in 1735). Inside, under the tabernacle is the papal altar (where only the Pontiffs may celebrate mass) where the old wooden altar is preserved. Besides the many works preserved, the cloister of the Vassalletto and the nearby octagonal baptistery also erected by Constantine over a baths building of the 2nd century AD., are of particular importance. The restoration of the basilica was with-out doubt the most important commis-sion given to Borromini.

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It was Innocent X, Pamphilj, who ordered the restoration of the building that had gone into a state of decay for the Jubilee of 1650. The pope, however, limited the ingenious solutions presented by the archi-tect, since he intended to preserve as much as possible of the previous works. The most dras-tic decision concerned the renunciation of the construction of the vault in the main nave, planned in barrel vaulting of rounded caisson arches, and, instead, stayed with the previous wooden ceiling from halfway through the 1500s. The main nave has pillars with twelve aedicules decorated in the tympanum by the papal dove, in which colossal statues were placed in the 18th century.

c1The architect arranged the sepulchral fragments from earlier periods of the basilica in a completely original manner, in the side aisles. He placed them in aedicules carved into the wall and embellishing them with decorative items invented by him.

The Saint John Lateran golden ceiling

The land on which Saint John Lateran sits was once the estate of the Laterani family. In the fourth century, Constantine I obtained the estate and leased it to Pope Melchaides. It became the official place of residency for the pope until the papacy’s exile in 1309. Since then, the Basilica has been rebuilt due to an earthquake in 896, and fires in 1308, and in 1360. When the papacy returned, they found that Saint John Lateran was in no way livable—so they moved to the Vatican. Although St. John Lateran’s facade had aged, the 16th century cathedral’s foundation stayed relatively intact. The Basilica of Saint John Lateran was not renovated until Innocent X commissioned Borromini to save the collapsing Basilica.

Focusing on the details of the ceiling, one must first notice the Basilica’s pediments. Their purpose is to evenly distribute the weight of the ceiling while holding it in place. They are detailed with doves, which signify the Pamphili family of Pope Innocent X. Finally, looking to the ceiling one will see the gilded woodwork that was created by Giacomo della Porta (1537-1602). Not only was Giacomo della Porta tutored by Michelangelo, but he also reintroduced the Medieval Italian artwork of Cosmati. This was the style of geometric stonework. Incorporated into the gold coffered ceiling were the coats of arms of Pius IV, Pius V, and Pope Martin. To clarify, the meaning of coffered in the 6th century usually referred to a strongbox that was sumptuously decorated and held valuable things. Therefore, the Basilica of Saint John Lateran can be seen as a treasure box filled with masterpieces from every historic period. In the end, Saint John Lateran played a huge role in the history of Rome, as well as the Roman Catholic Church.

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva – ROME PRIVATE TOUR

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva

The name of the Dominican church erected in the area which was at one time reserved for Egyptian worship, the lseum has always been associated with the nearby temple of Min-erva Chalcidica. The interior houses exceptional works from the end of the 13th century to the 79th century, when the building un-derwent a radical restoration. Besides the superb cycle of frescoes by Filippino Lippi, the funeral monuments of five Pontiffs from Leo X to Benedict XIII are important. The 1600s are well represented by the sculptures in the Aldobran-dini Chapel and a famous work by Bernini. Catherine of Siena, pa-tron saint of Italy and co-patron saint of Europe; and the Domini-can painter, Fra Angelico are buried in the church.

The first version of the Christ carry-ing the cross, carried out on the 15th June, 1514 for Metello Vari, was left unfinished because of a fault in the marble. The present version, outlined in Florence by Michelangelo in 1518, was completed in Roma by students in 1521. Despite the fact that the figure of Christ – whose nudity (later covered by cloth) shows him, an almost pa-gan hero, in the guise of the Redeemer while holding the instruments of the Passion — ap-pears of great influence, even though it is no longer in the aedicule which was originally on the left-hand pillar of the presbytery, de-stroyed in the 18th century.

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SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA – ROME PRIVATE TOUR

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SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA ROMA

GIAN LORENZO BERNINI, ECSTASY OF SAINT TERESA SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA

The interior of Santa Maria della Vittoria, facing the front of the church and the main altar
The interior of Santa Maria della Vittoria, facing the front of the church and the main altar
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santa maria della vittoria romeIn the Cornaro chapel, Bernini accomplished one of his most extraordinary artistic feats, creating a monument which has a remarkable theatrical and illusionistic power. The theme of the chapel was the ecstasy of the Spanish saint, Teresa, who was famed for the unusual spiritual experiences through which she attained mystic union with Christ. The artist had no trouble portraying the saint in a state of rapture, but the pose is so sensual that the spiritual nature of the event is lost on many observers. It is as if the saint is suspended on a bed of clouds, whose base, because it is darker and placed further back, is at first glance invisible, giving the impression that the marble cloud really is suspended in the air. However the main theatrical and illusory effect is achieved by the role Bernini so wisely gave to the natural light. Behind the sculpture he created a small semi-circular apse, which projects from the wall of the church. This enabled him to open a window, which is invisible to people looking at the chapel, at the top of the little apse.

organ santa maria della vittoriaTo emphasise the symbolic value of the light, he added a series of gilded rays, which reflect and enhance the light entering through the little window. The effect was intended to appear supernatural. Bernini had turned the chapel into a theatrical stage with many spectators: the patron, the Venetian cardinal, Federico Camaro, and his ancestors. In their half-length portraits, they peer from the side boxes as if invited to share in the miraculous event, and seem to cast intent and admiring glances on the drama unfolding on the stage — the central group of the saint with the angel who is about to transfix her with a dart. In a sense this work is a symbol of the baroque itself: sculpture, light, architecture and painting are fused in a unique tableau of awe and wonder; tangible reality and the illusion of space are indistinguishable and art and imagination are as one.

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Appia Antica – Old Appian way – Rome private tour

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The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius:

Appia longarum… regina viarum
“the Appian Way the queen of the long roads”
The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars.

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The origins of  Via Latina are remote and already formed by Nature. The road was used by the Etruscans to colonise Campania and was definitely traced back to the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. It repre-sented an alternative to the Via Appia, since, like the “Regina Viarum”, Via Latina reached Ca-pua, touching the valleys of the Liri and of the Sacco. The pre-sent route follows the Roman one. Along the way there were to be found funeral monuments, patrician villas and catacombs almost completely lost because of the heavy ur-ban expansion undertaken during the 14th cen-tury, in the tract that joined Rome to Anagni. The city gate at the start of the road retains the original architectonic features.

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The small chapel near the Latina Gate dates back to the 5th century AD. And was built on the site where tradition has it that St. John the Evangelist was immersed in a container of boiling oil, a terrible trial that miraculously did not kill the saint. The building was renovated by Baldassare Peruzzi or Antonio da San-gallo at the beginning of the 1500s. Borromini’s work, commis-sioned by Cardinal Francesco Paulucci was carried out in 1658 and was limited to the tambour to which the artist added a high frieze.

TM 047There is a Gothic-style motif with palms and rose windows in pairs on the conical cap. In 1716, the interior was decorated by Lazzaro Baldi, a student of Pietro da Cortona.

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SPADA GALLERY – PRIVATE TOUR

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SPADA GALLERY

Palazzo_spadaThe Spada Collection is housed in the Spada Capodiferro Palace, nearby Piazza Farnese. Begun by Cardinal Bernardino Spada and enlarged by his great grandson Fabrizio, the collection contains precimis 17th c. paintings, arranged regionally and stylistically. It is the only left example of Roman Patrician family’s private collections, because the events of the 18th c. (French occupation) and the 19th c. (Rome became capital) scattered them in larger nuclei. Arranged in four rooms on the first floor, the collection is a consistent whole of art works reflecting the scientific curiosity and the taste of the main client – Cardinal Bernardino Spada. The arrangement of the collection follows the original one: the paintings are arranged in different rows along the walls and the sculptures are placed under them or in the middle of the rooms, while the ancient furniture (sofas, consolles, chairs, mirrors) occupy the rest, creating a space full of art works and furnishings. The leitmotiv of the 16″. and 18”’ c. Roman collections is the relation between modern paintings and ancient sculptures within the same rooms: the modern paintings were sometimes copied and inspired by the ancient sculptures; shown in formal-stylistic variations,

SANTA LUCIA – GALLERIA SPADA

santa-luciaIt is now a canonical model – for example the Sleeping Putto is here represented in three different versions. The building, built during the second half of the 16th c., stands out for the rich stucco decoration of the facade and the inner courtyard: here statues of Roman emperors alternate with ornamental patterns. Part of the building is the seat of the Council of State. The perspective gallery commissioned by Cardinal Spada Francesco Borromini (1653), can be seen through the glass wall of the library facing the inner courtyard. It shows the talent reached by the artist in matter of optics and design. The gallery, in fact, ra • seems deeper than its 9 m thanks to the accentuation of the perspective vanishing point obtained by modifying its structural elements: the flooring is uphill, the walls are convergent, the downhill vault and the columns become smaller and smaller as the bust of the warrior, placed here only later on, is reached. This ingenious experiment proves that the culture investigated every aspect of reality (botany, astronomy, optics). The entrance room has a magnificent floor in terracotta tiles, which has become a uniform reflecting surface with the passing of the centuries. The wideness of the room with the large paintings arranged in three rows helps in viewing them: here is the Portrait of Cardinal Bernardino Spada (1631) — the main maker of the collection — by Guido Reni. He was the cardinal’s favourite artist among the Bolognese artists to whom he commissioned works: the other was Guercino. The gallery contains Death of Dick (1631) by Guercino – a painting with a sharp chiaroscuro contrast, originally intended for the collection of Maria de’ Medici, who was Queen of France in that period. The predilection for the School of Bologna was not an exception during that period; just consider Carracci’s inheritance at Farnese Palace (gallery with the Stories of Psyche, 1592). But the Cardinal stands out for his unfailing choice of the artists; moreover, he was open-minded towards the new artistic expressions of that period.

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SPADA PALACE in ROME

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The palace was built and decorated with splendid paintings and stuccoes halfway through the 16tth century by Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro. Purchased in 1632 by Cardinal Bernadino Spada, the building was immediately transformed to house the residence of the important prelate. New decorations were done, even in view of the setting up of the Picture gallery, where it is still possible to admire the rich furnishings, the sculptures and two world maps, emphasising the many inter-est of the householder. Since 1926, the building has been the seat of the Council of State, but it is still possible to visit, in four rooms, the gallery of the cul-tured prelate, with paintihgs by famous artists, including Titian and Guido Reni.

Borromini be-gan to work on the restora-tion of the Spada Palace around 1635. He transformed the grand interior stair-case and built the two spiral staircas-es in the facade fac-ing the garden. The most important work, however, was the surprising Gallery in Per-spective, the wish of Cardinal Bernadi-no Spada, impas-sioned by those baroque virtuosities. The gallery was built in a year, from 1652 to 1653, in collaboration with the Augustinian mathematician, Gio-vanni Maria da Bitonto. The virtual depth of the gallery is about 35 metres, but the real measurement is 8.82 metres! The optical il-lusion was made through the convergence of the planes of the colonnade towards the vanishing point and the upward slope of the mosaic floor. At the end of the recently re-stored gallery, on the end wall, is the cast for a small statue of a warrior of the Roman pe-riod placed there halfway through the 1800s.

 

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The Basilica of Santa Sabina is situated on the ;lopes of the Aventine. Its foundations, which document almost a thousand years of history, testify to the lively building activity, which, in antiquity, had as its backdrop this hill which was then so rich in springs and vegetation. The Roman aristocratic families had built their sumptuous dwellings here, near the two thermal centres.

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The crypt of Santa Sabina bears the traces of a Christian community, which was given hospitality in the house of a Roman matron, Sabina, who had been converted to Christianity by her slave Serafia and who was subsequently decapitated during the Empire of Vespasiano. Later, in the Early Middle Ages, the Aventine was selected by monks and the religious as the seat of their hermitages or little fraternal communities. In this context, from the fifth century onwards, one of the most imposing Paleo-Christian basilicas of the city sprang up. The fourth century floor of the former domus is all that remains of it, and it can be viewed through a grating near the entrance to the basilica, but many pieces of walling lie beneath the right aisle. The basilica was built in the fifth century and dedicated to San Domenico in 1222. Some restoration work was carried out in the 15th century, but it was the alterations by Domenico Fontana in 1587, at the time of Sixtus V, and Francesco Borromini in 1643, which would change the interior of the basilical complex fundamentally. Domenico Fontana demolished the schola canto rum, the iconostasis and the ciborium, introducing the main altar and large baldacchino. In the early 20th century Antonio Munoz eliminated these changes to restore the church to its original appearance. Three spacious aisles with solemn classical proportions, divided up by twenty-four Corinthian columns, create a majestic internal space based on Ravenna prototypes. This is one of the first basilica! exemplars where the columns bear arches rather than trabeations. Originally the church was faced in rich mosaics of which only a fragment remains above the door. There is a metrical inscription in gold lettering alluding to Pietro d’Illiria, who built the church, Celestine 1, during whose pontificate it was built, and to the Council of Ephesus. The walls of the church were also faced with marble inlay.

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Small group (max 10 pax) or individual private tours in minivans ensuring the highest level of confort. Our vehicles are fully equipped with all the options required for long trips, including air conditioning. An English speking private guide will be at your disposal for the whole day and will arrange the most satisfactory tour with you. Tours of main squares, fountains, churches and museums of Rome selected for you. The tour includes short walks on foot for visits of monuments and stops for taking pictures and a lunch or a coffee break. The sequence of monuments and their choice will display a historical and artistic evolution of the Eternal City. As well as a perfect overview of ​the different types of styles in the arts of architecture and sculpture and painting. Many monuments, private art collections, entrances to palaces are offered exclusively by RUSRIM. tour guides.

Inside the guided tour experience you can choose to visit important archaeological areas like dungeons, catacombs, ancient walls, sacred places and secret areas accessible to limited number of people. The collection of Greek and Roman classical sculptures offering sculptures of emperors, athletes, mythological figures and ancient deities can be viewed in an exclusive way.

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Piazza Barberini – Rome Art Nationl museum , Palazzo del Quirinale, Fontana di Trevi, Colosseo Anfiteatro Flavio, Piazza Esedra, Fontana delle Naiadi, Basilica Santa Maria degli angeli, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Circus maximus, Avenitino hill, Basilica di Santa Sabina, The orange garden, Rome rose garden, Order of Malta, Pyramid of Cestius, Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio hill, Bocca della Verità, Temple of Portunus, Tempio di Ercole Vincitore, Janiculum Hill, Tempietto del Bramante, San Peter square and the Vatican basilica Saint Piter or San Giovanni in Laterano

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ColosseoColosseum – Anfiteatro Flavio – Amphitheatrum Flavium , Piazza di Spagna -Spanish square, Pantheon, Santa Maria sopra minerva, Piazza Navona square, Piazza del Campidoglio, Piazza Barberini square – Fontana del Tritone orTriton Fountain, Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza della Repubblica, Fontana delle Naiadi, Basilica Santa Maria degli angeli e dei Martiri, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano – Lateran Basilica – The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran, Arco di Costantino – Arch of Costantine, San Clemente and Catacombs In the basilica, The Palatine Hill – Palatino, Circus maximus- Circo Massimo, Museo delle mura Aureliane – The Aurelian Walls museum, Avenitino hill – Colle Aventino, Basilica di Santa Sabina and Porta lignea di Santa Sabina, The orange garden – Giardino degli aranci, Order of Malta square, Pyramid of Cestius – Piramide di Caio Cestio, Centrale Montemartini, Basilica di San Luigi dei Francesi  and Caravaggio, Piazza Venezia – Venezia square , Fontana delle Tartarughe The Fontane delle Tartarughe, Mercati Traiani Trajan’s Market, Foro Romano – Roman forum panoramic view, Piazza della Bocca della Verità, Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Tras tevere, Janiculum Hill – Colle del Gianicolo – Panoramic view of Rome, Spada Galley.

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piazza barberini - bernini fontana - RomaPiazza Barberini, Palazzo del Quirinale, Fontana di Trevi, Colosseo, Piazza Esedra, Fontana delle Naiadi, Basilica Santa Maria degli angeli, Circus maximus, Avenitino hill, Basilica di Santa Sabina, The orange garden, Rome rose garden, Ara Pacis, Order of Malta, Pyramid of Cestius,Piazza Venezia, Castel Sant Angelo, Campidoglio hill, Bocca della Verità, Temple of Portunus, Tempio di Ercole Vincitore, Janiculum Hill, Tempietto del Bramante SAN PIETRO IN MONTORIO, San Peter square and basilica San Pietro,  Piazza Navona,  Sant’Agnese in Agone

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The Colonna Gallery is an enchanting place: the art collection — paintings, sculptures, frescoes — perfectly fit in with the architectural structure of the Colonna family’s Palace which contains the imposing 17th c. Gallery. It is the best example in the city of art works arrangement within spaces purposely planned to house public expositions of family collections, in order to sing the family’s praises and riches.

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Time here seems to have stopped to the day of the Gallery inauguration in 1703, even if a cannonball on the staircase of the Palace, crashed here because of a target mistake on the day after the proclamation of the Roman Republic (1849), is the evidence of the passing of time. Take the list of the paintings at the entrance: remember that the works’ numbering follows the alphabetical order of the. artists (Albani is the number 1 while Veronese is the number 197) and not that of the works’ arrangement. The gallery and the collection were begun by Cardinal Girolamo Colonna around the middle of the 17th c. in the pre-existent family Palace, which overlooks Sts Apostles Square and continues in the garden ascending to Quirinale Square The splendid gallery (39×10.5×13 m) is supplemented by two cabinets on the short sides and has three wide windows; the interior continues in the back garden and in the walking leading to the 18th c. Kaffeehaus. Here there is a remarkable collection of 15th, 16th and 17th c. paintings, arranged in several rows along the walls, and there are also ancient sculptures alternated to mirrors and desks on which are Renaissance bronzes, according to the 17th c. decorative taste that tends to fill all the available spaces both horizontally and vertically. The leitmotiv of the complex is the glorification of the family through the victory of Marcantonio II Colonna at Lepanto (1571): the three vaults’ frescoes, the statues and the desks recall the glorious event in which he was the protagonist. Even if there were some changes over the centuries – the most serious was the sale of some masterpieces to help the Papacy in the indemnity of the Treaty of Tolentino (1798) – the collection retains its original arrangement. Is the entrance room, besides examples of the 15th c. Ferrara . painting, the inside windows’ shutters have landscape paintings by Gaspard Dughet, one of the favourite articfli of the Cardinal.

  • Palazzo Spada – Luxury Rome private tour

Galleria Spada – Spada Gallery – Rome with private guide

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Palazzo_spadaThe palace was built and decorated with splendid paintings and stuccoes halfway through the 16tth century by Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro. Purchased in 1632 by Cardinal Bernadino Spada, the building was immediately transformed to house the residence of the important prelate. New decorations were done, even in view of the setting up of the Picture gallery, where it is still possible to admire the rich furnishings, the sculptures and two world maps, emphasising the many inter-est of the householder. Since 1926, the building has been the seat of the Council of State, but it is still possible to visit, in four rooms, the gallery of the cul-tured prelate, with paintihgs by famous artists, including Titian and Guido Reni.

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Borromini began to work on the restoration of the Spada Palace around 1635. He transformed the grand interior staircase and built the two spiral staircases in the facade facing the garden. The most important work, however, was the surprising Gallery in Perspective, the wish of Cardinal Bernadi-no Spada, impas-sioned by those baroque virtuosities. The gallery was built in a year, from 1652 to 1653, in collaboration with the Augustinian mathematician, Giovanni Maria da Bitonto. The virtual depth of the gallery is about 35 metres, but the real measurement is 8.82 metres! The optical il-lusion was made through the convergence of the planes of the colonnade towards the vanishing point and the upward slope of the mosaic floor. At the end of the recently re-stored gallery, on the end wall, is the cast for a small statue of a warrior of the Roman pe-riod placed there halfway through the 1800s.

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The Doria Pamphilj palace houses an extraordinary private gallery of paintings, collected between the 16th and 17th centuries. The kernel of the collection was formed after th( marriage of Camillo Pamphilj senior, nephew of pope Innocent X, with Olimpia Aldobrandini in 1647. The bride had, in 1638, inherited the palace on the Corso and the art collection from her uncle 1ppolito. As early as 1603 the collection already included prestigious paintings by Raphael (Double portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano), and works from the schools of Ferrara and Veneto.

Galleria.Doria.Pamphilj Between 1603 and 1604 cardinal Aldobrandini had also had the upper parts of the palace chapel adorned with six arched canvases on which Annibale Carracci and his apprentices had painted landscapes with scenes from the life of Christ, later moved to the gallery. A better part of the collection is attributable to the Camillo Pamphilj’s patronage and collecting activities: in addition to inheriting the properties of his mother Olimpia Maildachini in 1657 including Ermina Finds the Wounded Tancred by Guercino, he purchased many works on the antiques market (including Flight to Egypt and Magdalene by Caravaggio); he also commissioned important works from artists such as Bernini, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Algardi, Duquesnoy, and several Flemish artists. He also purchased landscapes by Lorrain and Dughet, and many paintings from Bologna that now constitute the largest section of the collection The famous Portrait of Innocent X, painted by Velazquez during his second trip to Italy (about 1649) was, instead, a gift from the pope to Camillo. Other paintings were added during the course of the 18th century: these included two portraits of Andrea Doria by Sebastiano del Piombo and another of Giannettino Doria by Bronzino, and the famous 16th century Brussels tapestries illustrating the Battle of Lepanto (1571).

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Formerly Riario Palace (1511-18) and then Palace of Christina of Swe-den (1659-89), Corsini Palace now hosts the Corsini Gallery and Library as well as the Lincean Academy (The National Academy of Science). The picture gallery remains in its historical location with-in the Palace of Via della Lungara which faces the Villa Farnesina. This palace was acquired in 1736 upon the arrival of the Florentine family to Rome soon after the election of Pope Clement XII (1730-40). The main collection is on the first floor of the majestic palace that archi-tect Ferdinando Fuga designed for Car-dinal Neri and his brother, Bartolomeo Corsini. It was based on the French mod-el of the Palace of Versailles with anoth-er wing (1736-1753) which doubled the facade to the right of the entrance and a central double-banistered staircase leading into a connected garden. The lavish interior of the building, the gathering place of erudite scholarijike Neri Corsini himself, the family librar-ian – Giovanni Gaetano Bottari – and the Quirini academicians, both faces and reflects the ancient magnificence of the Italian garden with its Scalinata delle Undici Fontane designed by Fuga (1741-1744). The gardens which included a “Teatro di verzura” (a fashionable 18th centu-ry open theatre with the use of hedges and bushes as theatre-props and a raised lawn replacing a stage), encompassed woods, labyrinths, paths, fountains, quaint waterfalls and antique sculp-tures. These have now become the bo-tanical gardens belonging to the Facolta di Biologia dell’Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”. The gardens together with the Palace were granted to the State in 1883 by Prince Tommaso Corsini.

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Palazzo BarberiniFounded in 1895, the National Gallery was housed for a long time in Corsini Palace; since the ’50s it has been set in Corsini Palace and Barberini Palace. The latter was built in 1625 for Francesco Barberini, nephew of Pope Urban VIII, by three of the greatest architects of the Roman 17th c.: Carlo Maderno’s design (quadrangular plan of the building and opening towards the surrounding green by means of side wings) was inserted into the pre-existent villa with garden. Gian Lorenzo Bernini succeeded Maderno (central hall, loggia and three architectural orders of the facade, entrance staircase to the first floor) counting on the collaboration of Francesco Borromini (windows of the piano nobile, decorative elements, spiral staircase on the right of the facade). Inside the Palace Andrea Sacchi painted The Divine Wisdom (1629-33) and Pietro da Cortona, between 1633 and 1639, frescoed the central hall with the Triumph of the Divine Providence, an allegorical theme to celebrate the family of the Pope, whose emblem with the three bees is in the middle of the composition: this fresco is the masterpiece of the Baroque illusionistic decoration. The 16th c. imposing structures and decoration are in contrast with the apartment dating from the half of the 18th c. on the second floor, reopened at last to the public (although you have to remind the guardians at the end of the visits); small spaces with low ceilings let imagine another kind of privacy and different social conventions. The apartment, decorated between 1750 and 1770, contains undamaged decorations and tapestry of the neo-classical age, like the typical alternation of wall mirrors and stucco pilasters and the oval portraits of the members of the Barberini family.

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The Orangerie of the Villa houses the collection of art that Carlo Bilotti, an industrialist in the field of cosmetics and an an lover, donated to the city of Rome. The collection includes 20 works of which 18 are by De Chirico, including some his masterpieces from the 1920’s. The collection also includes one of the only two works by Andy Warhol in Roman museums. The bequest and the arrangement of the exhibition created the occasion to make use of the beautiful exhibition space, which took on its present form during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, and to restore the Ninfeo where, in addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions of contemporary art are also held. It is worthwhile to check the website to be sure not to miss occasions to see the work of contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst and Jenny Saville, in Rome.

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MACRO’s permanent collection includes a selection of some of the most significant expressions of the Italian art scene since the 1960s, such as the group Forma 1 with the works by Carla Accardi, Antonio Sanfilippo, Achille Perilli, Piero Dorazio, Leoncillo and Ettore Colla; the Arte Povera with Mario Ceroli and Pino Pascali; the Scuola di Piazza del Popolo with Tano Festa, Mario Schifano, Titina Maselli and Mimmo Rotella.

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The gallery collects works by such artists as Giovanni Albanese, Andrea Aquilanti, Gianni Asdrubali, Domenico Bianchi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Sarah Ciracì, Enzo Cucchi, Fabrice de Nola, Gianni Dessì, Daniele Galliano, Federico Guida, Felice Levini, Fabio Mauri, Luigi Ontani, Cristiano Pintaldi, Piero Pizzi Cannella, Gioacchino Pontrelli, Sissi, Marco Tirelli.

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Musei Capitolini – Excursion in Rome with private guide

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The Capitoline Museums rise on the homonymous Republican Rome hill, once occupied by the most important temple in the city, the Temple of Jupiter Capitoline (6th c. B.C.), the ruins of which lie under the Conservators Palace. During the early Middle Ages, but still today, the Town Council took place there (13th c.). It considered the hill the place of the civic power: here executions took place, flocks pastured (hence the name of Monte Caprino) and Petrarca set here his symbolic coronation as a poet in 1341, marking the beginning of the renovatio urbis which would continue during the next two centuries and would turn the Hill into today’s monumental complex. In 1471 Sixtus IV gave the Roman people some ancient bronzes which originated the Roman archaeological collections that can boast many masterpieces. The bronze statues, which can be seen in the Conservators Palace, were placed in the zone closed by the Senatorial Palace, that was erected on the State Archives of the ancient city, the Tzbularium (1″ c. B.C.). Here is a splendid view of the Forum. As regards the ancient arrangement of the monumental complex towards the Forum, the new hill opened out towards Campo Marzio and the Middle Ages and the Modern quarter surrounding it; this was demolished because of the construction of the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (1885-1927)

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c1The basilica – or more correctly Holy Saviour, and the saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist – is the cathedral of Roma. It was built in the form of a basilica with five aisles like the original St. Peter’s; on old constructions; the horse-guards’ barracks of the em-peror, through the interest of Constantine, who gave it to the African Pope, Melchiades. When it was inaugurated in 327, it was dedicated only to the Holy Saviour. Damaged and restored several times, the basilica was always subject of important artistic operations. After those of the Middle Ages, among others there were the lost frescoes by Gentile da Fabriano and Pisanello. The works undertaken under Sixtus V were decisive, the nearby Lateran Palace, residence of Pontif-fs up to the period of the Avignon captivity is also interesting. Apart from the restoration by Borromini, the basilica is noted for the splen-did Facade, built on the design by Alessandro Galilei (finished in 1735). Inside, under the tabernacle is the papal altar (where only the Pontiffs may celebrate mass) where the old wooden altar is preserved. Besides the many works preserved, the cloister of the Vassalletto and the nearby octagonal baptistery also erected by Constantine over a baths building of the 2nd century AD., are of particular importance. The restoration of the basilica was with-out doubt the most important commis-sion given to Borromini. It was Innocent X, Pamphilj, who ordered the restoration of the building that had gone into a state of decay for the Jubilee of 1650. The pope, however, limited the ingenious solutions presented by the archi-tect, since he intended to preserve as much as possible of the previous works. The most dras-tic decision concerned the renunciation of the construction of the vault in the main nave, planned in barrel vaulting of rounded caisson arches, and, instead, stayed with the previous wooden ceiling from halfway through the 1500s. The main nave has pillars with twelve aedicules decorated in the tympanum by the papal dove, in which colossal statues were placed in the 18th century. The architect arranged the sepulchral fragments from earlier periods of the basilica in a completely original manner, in the side aisles. He placed them in aedicules carved into the wall and embellishing them with decorative items invented by him.

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The ancient arc sculptures contained in the former Montemartini thermoelectric power station — built in the first half of the last century — come from the Capitoline Museums collections. They were temporarily placed in the industrial archaeology building, nearby St Paul Gate and Cestia Pyramid, following the restoration works of the Capitoline complex, but now are here permanently. This new salt of the power station as a dAcsical art museum is part of the restoration plans of the industrial area at Ostiense, destined to become in the following years a new cultural place in the South of Rome, with a university and a “City of Science and Technique”.

Rome private tour - Montemartini GalleryThe unused spaces of the thermoelectric power station contain about 400 sculptures which trace the history of the Roman art from Servius Tullius’ period to the late-ancient era, and some rare and magnificent examples of Greek sculpture. The arrangement of the ancient sculptures within the Art Nouveau spaces of the building creates a very good sensation, and the contrast between so different archaeological materials makes the arrangement very interesting. The contrast between the brightness of the marble and the greyness of the machinery, the combination of beautiful ancient sculptures with the engines of the early 20th c., the wideness of the expositive spaces and the monumentality of the industrial ones, make the Montemartini Power Station the right place for those looking for a trace of contemporary arrangement in the city ancient collections. The archaeological collections here housed come from the last excavations made in Rome for the massive planning restoration of the city between the end of the 19th c. and the beginning of the 20″ c.

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The collection of musical instruments covers a very wide period (from the archaeological instruments to the 19th c.), and gathers both the European production — the best nudeus in the collection — and that coming from the other continents. In 1949 the tenor Evan Gorga, a keen collector, gave over 3000 musical instruments to the State. The archaeological section belongs to the Kirche Collection. At the entrance there is the musical instrument invented and painted by Giacomo Balla in Futurist style. On the first floor the collections are arranged chronologically and by typology. The first rooms, on the left, contain archaeological instruments flanked by sculptural fragment: with musical theme (the myth of Pan and Marsyas). After the room housing’ non-European instruments, there is the room with the first pianos: one of the three examples built by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1722) is very remarkable. The nice folding harpsichord (1537) displayed in the following room, as well as the “pochette”, little three string pocket-violins, were used by street musicians during the Modern Age. The rooms on the right contain instruments from the Middle Ages to the 19th c; a special section is dedicated to the achievement of the mechanical instruments. One of the most remarkable examples is the magnificent Barbell& Heap, which was built for the homonymous family at the beginning of the 17″‘ c. The instrument bears the •mills coat of arms (18’ c.).

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The museum is housed in the Auditorium-Park of Music. The collection comprises 255 pieces which offer a wide survey of musical European and non-European instruments, for the educated music and the folk one. Among the most remarkable pieces there is the Stradivari Violin of the Medicean quartet.

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MACRO Italian Sculptures; was born to promote those skills and knowledge that, treasuring tradition and past techniques, remain the excellence of our country. Updated in the concept of “beauty”, sculpture is perhaps the most complete art, in which matter and shape come together in a continuous challenge to renewal, without ever leaving a constant acquisition of consolidated parameters relating to balance and know-how. The works of our selected artists represent a significant example of contemporary Italian sculptural production in the fields of ceramics, bronze, alabaster, wood, marble, iron and “new” materials.

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To purchase a work of art it is necessary that it touches your heart, but also defining the space to host it has a great importance. iSculpture has over 3 years of expe-rience and boasts collaborations with Architects from all over the world. We can submit both to interior designers and decorators as well as to final clients, art proposals that will make your home or your garden a great little museum.

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Gran Sasso d’Italia and Campo imperatore – Ski resorts in the surrounding province of L’Aquila (Italian:, literally “Great Rock of Italy”) is a mountain located in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The Gran Sasso forms the centrepiece of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park which was established in 1993 and holds the highest mountains in continental Italy south of the Alps and is part of the Apennines, the mountain range that runs the entire length of the Italian Peninsula. Teramo and L’Aquila are the nearest cities to the Gran Sasso, while Assergi, at the base of the mountain, is the nearest village; Rome is 132 kilometres (82 mi) by road.

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Santo stefano di sessanio Abruzzo - Rome private toursSanto Stefano di Sessanio is a fortified medieval village. It is located in the mountains of Abruzzo at 1250 meters above sea level, inside the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga national park. The village is a classic example of an Italian medieval hill town, with perimeter walls encircling houses and squares. During the last century the “modernisation” of rural Italy compromised the architectural heritage of many of its countryside villages and towns. But Santo Stefano, like many more remote Mediterranean mountain villages, was deserted when its impoverished inhabitants left in search of work. Paradoxically, the abandonment saved the town from architectural abuse.

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L'aquila car tour from romeThe power of L’Aquila was based on the close connection between the city and its mother-villages, which had established the city as a federation, each of them building a borough and considering it as a part of the mother-village. The Fountain of the 99 Spouts (Fontana delle 99 Cannelle), was given its name to celebrate the ancient origin of the town. The City Council was originally composed of the Mayors of the villages, and the city had no legal existence until King Charles II of Naples appointed a “Camerlengo”, responsible for city tributes (previously paid separately by each of its mother-villages). Later, the Camerlengo also took political power, as President of the City Council. From its beginnings the city constituted an important market for the surrounding countryside, which provided it with a regular supply of food: from the fertile valleys came the precious saffron; the surrounding mountain pastures provided summer grazing for numerous transhumant flocks of sheep, which in turn supplied abundant raw materials for export and, to a lesser extent, small local industries, which in time brought craftsmen and merchants from outside the area. Within a few decades L’Aquila became a crossroads in communications between cities within and beyond the Kingdom, thanks to the so-called “via degli Abruzzi”, which ran from Florence to Naples by way of Perugia, Rieti, L’Aquila, Sulmona, Isernia, Venafro, Teano and Capua.

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Tour of main squares, fountains, churches and museums of Rome selected for you. The tour includes short walks on foot for visits of monuments and stops for taking pictures and a lunch or a coffee break.The sequence of monuments and their choice will display a historical and artistic evolution of the Eternal City. As well as a perfect overview of ​​the different types of styles in the arts of architecture and sculpture and painting. Many monuments, private art collections, entrances to palaces are offered exclusively by RUSRIM. tour guides.

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Inside the guided tour experience you can choose to visit important archaeological areas like dungeons, catacombs, ancient walls, sacred places and secret areas accessible to limited number of people. The collection of Greek and Roman classical sculptures offering sculptures of emperors, athletes, mythological figures and ancient deities can be viewed in an exclusive way. During the guided tour you can have a break for tasting of local food preferred by Roman elite. In summer the most popular organic ice cream shop in Rome is a place to drop in.

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  1. Piazza di Spagna -Spanish square
    fontane-rom is one of the most famous squares in Rome. In the middle of the square is the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, dating to the beginning of the baroque period, sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son, the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.The side near Via Frattina is overlooked by the two façades (the main one, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the side one created by Francesco Borromini) of the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide.                                                                                                                                                                       
  2. Pantheon
    panthoncommissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa’s original inscription, which has confused its date of construction.


 

Piazza Navona square
piazza navona romaIt is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium.
It features important sculptural and architectural creations: in the center stands the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius; the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini, Girolamo Rainaldi, Carlo Rainaldi and others.
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Piazza Barberini square – Fontana del Tritone or
piazza barberini - bernini fontana - RomaTriton Fountain (1642–3) sculpted by Bernini. – Palazzo Barberini It houses the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica. The sloping site had formerly been occupied by a garden-vineyard of the Sforza family, in which a palazzetto had been built in 1549. The sloping site passed from one cardinal to another during the sixteenth century, with no project fully getting off the ground. When Cardinal Alessandro Sforza met financial hardships, the still semi-urban site was purchased in 1625 by Maffeo Barberini, of the Barberini family, who became Pope Urban VIII. The rise of the Barberini, one of the most powerful of the Roman papal families, is closely connected to the ecclesiastical career of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, the fiarure Pope, who was elected with the name Urban VIII in 1623. 

 

The family’s prestige in the papal city was from that moment secured and culminated in the construcrion in the grand style of the palazzo, which was to become one of the most admired in Rome at the time. Some of the main artists of the age were involved in the building and decoration of the prestigious residence: Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini sought to outdo each other in a contest of elegance. as did Pietro da Cortona and Andrea Sacchi in their paintings for the palazzo. Everything, from the architecture to the magnificence of the frescoes and interior Furnishings had to reflect the authority and affluence of the line which had chosen this way of leaving an indelible mark on the heart of the city. In 1629, the year in which Maderno died, the palazzo had ho ever only just been begun, so the building was then entrusted to Gian Lorenzo Bernini. the ofi‘icial artiSI par excellence of the Barberinian court.

Michelangelo MosesSan Pietro in Vincoli, Moses von Michelangelo Having spent a considerable time on producing numerous drawing and studies, as well as choosing the marbles in Carrara, the sculptor was forced to abandon the project and concentrate firstly on the work in Saint Peter’s. Michelangelo undertook to finish this second project within seve years, but, thirty years would pass before the end product of the tomb in San Peter in vincoli was archived on this having only been resumed in 1532 after long interruption.The figure is seated, in the face contracted in concentration and turned towards the left, the right foot rest on the ground, while the left leg is raised with only the point of the foot resting on the base. The biblical figure has a majestic, solmn air spite of the prevasive feeling of dynamism and witheld energy.

 

Palazzo del Quirinale
Quirinale RomaOfficial residence of the President of the Italian Republic, was built in 1583 by Pope Gregory XIII as a papal summer residence.The Palace was also used as the location for papal conclaves in 1823, 1829, 1831, and 1846. It served as a papal residence and housed the central offices responsible for the civil government of the Papal States until 1870.




 

Piazza della Repubblica  – Piazza Esedra The former name of the piazza, Piazza dell’Esedra, still very common today, originates in the large exedra of the baths of Diocletian, which gives the piazza its shape
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Fontana delle Naiadi  – Republic square in Rome The fountain in this square was originally the fountain of the Acqua Pia (connected to the aqua Marcia aqueduct), commissioned this site by Pope Pius IX in 1870.  The naiads represented are the Nymph of the Lakes (recognisable by the swan she holds), the Nymph of the Rivers (stretched out on a monster of the rivers), the Nymph of the Oceans (riding a horse symbolising of the sea), and the Nymph of the Underground Waters (leaning over a mysterious dragon). In the centre is Rutelli’s Glauco group (1911/12), symbolizing the dominion of the man over natural force and replacing a previous sculpture.


– Basilica Santa Maria degli angeli e dei Martiri – The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs – Beatissimae Virgini et omnium Angelorum et Martyrum
С Мария на Ангелите Рим Еседраbuilt inside the frigidarium of the Baths of Diocletian in the Piazza della Repubblica (part of the Terme di Diocleziano emperor) by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The thermae of Diocletian dominated the Quirinal Hill with their ruined mass and had successfully resisted Christianization. Michelangelo Buonarroti worked from 1563 to 1564 to adapt a section of the remaining structure of the baths to enclose a church. At Santa Maria degli Angeli, Michelangelo achieved an unexampled sequence of shaped architectural spaces with few precedents or followers. There is no true facade; the simple entrance is set within one of the coved apses of a main space of the thermae. The plan is developed from a Greek cross, with a transept so dominant, with its cubical chapels at each end, that the effect is of a transverse nave. 


Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano – Lateran Basilica – The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran

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It is the oldest and ranks first among the four Papal Basilicas (all of which are located in Rome), being the oldest church in the West and having the Cathedra of the Bishop of Rome. It has the title of ecumenical mother church among Roman Catholics. the Archbasilica, as indicated by its full title (provided below) was originally dedicated to Christ the Savior, with the co-dedications to the two St. Johns being made centuries later. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, it ranks above all other churches in the Catholic Church, including St. Peter’s Basilica. For that reason, unlike all other Catholic basilicas, it is titled Archbasilica.

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Colosseo – Anfiteatro Flavio – Amphitheatrum Flavium
Colosseum art guide has conditioned Rome’s urban landscape and it still dominates the ancient center. It was the first amphiteatheatre to be built in Rome in the form of a monument. The Flavian Amphiteathre was superior in dimensions and monumentality to all those previously built. The colosseum was furnished with a sophisticated system of drains with fed the bath and numerous fountains required to keep the vast audience cool. Tn the Colosseum there were various kinds of enterteinment like fightsbetween gladiators, exotic animals, naval battles, and capital punishment executions. During the renaissance the Colosseum has been one of the monuments which symbolise the grandeur of antique Rome.


Arco di Costantino – Arch of Costantine


arco di constantinowas well situated to celebrating the ventures and victories, fristly of the consult in the Republican age and later of the emperors.  It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.



San Clemente and Catacombs In the basilica

san clemente - history Rome guidewitch was built at the beginning of the 12th century, the ancient painting have survived and most of the mosaics are intact.  On the whole, the frescoes constituite a more sophisticated version of catacomb painting, both in their of the expressive and dynamic line and in their revival, in the early Christian sense of decorative motifs. These frescoes were rediscovered during excavations carried out in the new medieval church, at the end of the 19th century, and constitute important evidence of figurative Roman culturenbetween the 11th and 12th centuries, as well as providing information on the original appearance of the early Christian basilica. The cycle introduces new features in Roman painting at the turn of the 11th century: narrative immediacy, the expressive distortion caused by the emphasis of emotions. and the appearance of naturalisric colouring. On the whole, the frescoes consritute a more sophisticated version oFcatacomb painting, both in their use of the expressive and dynamic line and in their revival, in the early Chrisrian sense, of decorative morifs, which are inserted in preordained architectural Frameworks. In the bowl-shaped apse there are extraordinarily well-preserved mosaics representing the Cross as Tree of Life, at the top of the hill of Paradise. There are depictions of the doves, symbols of the soul, and, at the base of the Cross, there are two elegant deer drinking from the river and a phoenix, symbols of immortality. The central scene of the Crucifixion combines a more modern.

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Sant’Angelo Castle – Castello Sant’Angelo
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The Tiber is dominated by the impressive Mole of Hadrian, built at the behest of the Emperor, probably designed by him and conceived as his personal mausoleum and tomb. Begun in about 123 AD and finished a year after the death of the Emperor by Antoninus Pius, it became the burial place of the Roman emperors up to Caracalla. To reach the mausoleum Hadrian had a bridge specially built opposite the entrance to the majestic building. The mausoleum was in the form of a square at whose corners there were statuary groups. Today the corners of the massive structure are reinforced by bastions erected in the course of the 16th century on the Pope’s wishes, and there are monuments which increase the security and isolation of the mausoleum, which had the appearance of a small fortified village. The tour of the museum inside includes superb cycles of frescoes from the School of Raphael, such as the frieze by Perin del Vaga recounting the tale of Cupid and Psyche, from 1545-1547, and the frescoes of the apartment of Pope Paul III which are attributed to the young Pellegrino Tibaldi.

The Palatine Hill – Palatino –  According to Roman mythology, the Palatine Hill was the location of the cave, known as the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf Lupa that kept them alive.
Rome has its origins on the Palatine. Indeed, recent excavations show that people have lived there since approximately 10,000 BC.According to Livy, after the immigration of the Sabines and the Albans to Rome, the original Romans lived on the Palatine.Many affluent Romans of the Republican period (c.509 BC – 44 BC) had their residences there. During the Empire (27 BC – 476 AD) several emperors resided there; in fact, the ruins of the palaces of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD), Tiberius (14 – 37 AD) and Domitian (81 – 96 AD) can still be seen. Augustus also built a temple to Apollo here, beside his own palace. The Palatine Hill was also the site of the festival of the Lupercalia.

Circus maximus- Circo Massimo 
circo massimo e palatino - Sightseeing car excursion of RomeThe Circus was Rome’s largest venue for ludi, public games connected to Roman religious festivals. Ludi were sponsored by leading Romans or the Roman state for the benefit of the Roman people (populus Romanus) and gods. During the Republic some Circus events, however, seem to have been relatively small and intimate affairs. In 167 BC, “flute players, scenic artists and dancers” performed on a temporary stage, probably erected between the two central seating banks. Others were enlarged at enormous expense to fit the entire space. A venatio held there in 169 BC, one of several in the 2nd century, employed “63 leopards and 40 bears and elephants”, with spectators presumably kept safe by a substantial barrier.


 Appia antica The Appian Way
one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius:
Appia teritur regina longarum viarum
“the Appian way is the queen of the long roads”
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The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars.
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Museo delle mura Aureliane – The Aurelian Walls museum – Roman walls 271 AD and 275 AD The walls enclosed all the seven hills of Rome plus the Campus Martius and, on the right bank of the Tiber, the Trastevere district. The full circuit ran for 19 kilometres (12 mi) surrounding an area of 13.7 square kilometres (5.3 sq mi). The construction of the walls was by far the largest building project that had taken place in Rome for many decades, and their construction was a concrete statement of the continued strength of Rome. Aurelian’s construction of the walls as an emergency measure was a reaction to the barbarian invasion of 270; the historian Aurelius Victor states explicitly that the project aimed to alleviate the city’s vulnerability.
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Avenitino hill – Colle Aventino According to Roman tradition, the Aventine was not included within Rome’s original foundation, and lay outside the city’s ancient sacred boundary (pomerium). The Roman historian Livy reports that Ancus Marcius, Rome’s fourth king, defeated the Latins of Politorium, and resettled them there.[9] The Roman geographer Strabo credits Ancus with the building of a city wall to incorporate the Aventine.[10] Others credit the same wall to Rome’s sixth king, Servius Tullius. The remains known as the Servian Wall used stone quarried at Veii, which was not conquered by Rome until c.393 BC, so the Aventine might have been part-walled, or an extramural suburb.

Basilica di Santa Sabina and Porta lignea di Santa Sabina
santa sabina basilica rome touris the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome that preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style. Its decorations have been restored to their original restrained design. Santa Sabina was built by Peter of Illyria, a Dalmatian priest, between 422 and 432[1] near a temple of Juno on the Aventine Hill in Rome. The church was built on the site of early Imperial houses one of which is said to be of Sabina a Roman matron originally from Avezzano in the Abruzzo region of Italy.


The orange garden – Giardino degli aranci The park offers an excellent view of the city. The garden, as it is today, was designed in 1932 by Raffaele De Vico. The garden, whose name comes from the many bitter orange trees growing there, extends over the area of an ancient fortress built near the basilica of Santa Sabina by the Savelli family between 1285 and 1287, which, in turn, was built over an old castle constructed by the Crescentii in the tenth century.– The rose garden – Giardino delle rose
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– Order of Malta square – Sovrano militare ordine di Malta Roma – Piazza Cavalieri di Malta

Pyramid of Cestius – Piramide di Caio Cestio – ancient pyramid in Rome built about 18 BC–12 BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius, a magistrate and member of one of the four great religious corporations in Rome, the Septemviri Epulonum.
piramide cestiaIt should first be pointed out that the Pyramid of Cestius was not the only Egyptian-style pyramid in Rome. There was also another pyramid, known as the ‘Pyramid of Romulus’. Incidentally, during the Middle Ages, the Pyramid of Cestius was known as the ‘Pyramid of Remus’, and it was believed that these two pyramids were the tombs of the legendary founders of Rome. The larger ‘Pyramid of Romulus’, located between the Vatican and Hadrian’s Mausoleum (known also as the Castel Sant’Angelo), was dismantled sometime during the 16 th century so that its marble could be used in the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Piazza Venezia – Venezia square   It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia, built by the Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo – later Pope Paul II , alongside the church of Saint Mark, the patron saint of  Venice. The Palazzo Venezia served as the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome.

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Fontana delle Tartarughe – The Fontane delle Tartarughe

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(The Turtle Fountain) is a fountain of the late Italian Renaissance, located in Piazza Mattei, in the Sant’Angelo district of Rome, Italy. It was built between 1580 and 1588 by the architect Giacomo della Porta and the sculptor Taddeo Landini. The bronze turtles around the upper basin, usually attributed either to Gian Lorenzo Bernini or Andrea Sacchi, were added in either 1658 or 1659 when the fountain was restored.


Mercati TraianiTrajan’s Market
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is a large complex of ruins located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Thought to be the world’s oldest shopping mall, the arcades in Trajan’s Market are now believed by many to be administrative offices for Emperor Trajan.

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The shops and apartments were built in a multi-level structure, and it is still possible to visit several of the levels. Highlights include delicate marble floors and the remains of a library.
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Campidoglio hill – Piazza del Campidoglio – Collis Capitōlīnus
campidoglio rome private toursIt was the citadel (equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis) of the earliest Romans. The existing design of the Piazza del Campidoglio and the surrounding palazzi was created by Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536–1546. At the height of his fame, he was commissioned by the Farnese Pope Paul III, who wanted a symbol of the new Rome to impress Charles V, who was expected in 1538.

 

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Piazza della Bocca della Verità
piazza bocca della verita - piazza bocca della veritaThe square lies in the ancient area of the Forum Boarium, just in front of the Tiber Island; it takes its name from the Bocca della Verità. The fountain in front of the two temples, called Fountain of the Tritons, released by Carlo Bizzaccheri. Besides the church, dating back to the late Middle Ages, the square houses the Arcus Argentariorum, the Arch of Janus, the Temple of Hercules Victor and the Temple of Portunus, a deity related to the ancient river harbour.

– Tempio di Portuno
tempio di portuno Rome car excursion Its Ionic order has been much admired, drawn and engraved and copied since the 16th century (see illustration, right).  The temple owes its state of preservation from its being converted to use as a church in 872 and rededicated to Santa Maria Egyziaca (Saint Mary of Egypt).
– Tempio di Ercole Vincitore – The Temple of Hercules Victor – Hercules the Winner or Hercules Olivarius – Dating from the later 2nd century BC By 1132 the temple had been converted to a church, known as Santo Stefano alle Carozze (St. Stephen ‘of the carriages).

– Fontana dei TritoniThis fountain should be distinguished from the similarly named nearby Triton Fountain (Fontana del Tritone) by Bernini. The fountain was completed in 1715 by architect Carlo Francesco Bizzaccheri, during the works for the accommodation of the square in front of the basilica.

Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Tras Tevere
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This basilica (Santa Cecilia) was built by Pope Paschal I during the ninth century; the portico, bell tower and cloisrer in the right wing of the convent were added between the end of the l2tl’l and early 13th centuries; as early as 1540 the church began to be the object of numerous reStoration operations up to the most radical one of 1724, executed at the will of cardinal Francesco Acquaviva. The monumental entrance is attributed to Ferdinando Fuga (1741-1742) The portico in front of the facade (somewhat retouched during the 18th century) srill has its ancient columns, the original architrave with its mosaic decorations, tombstones and medieval fragments. Inside there are three naves: the central nave, with its lowered barrel vault terminating in an apse, is separated from the side aisles by pilasters that incorporate the ancient columns. The tabernacle by Arnolfo di Cambio (1293) at the center of the presbytery is a true masterpiece of Gothic architeCtute and sculpture. Among the marble Statues, Saint Cecilia by Stefano Madetno (1600), portrayed in the act of recognition, is particularly worthy of admiration. The L’nivma/firdgemem frescos by Pietro Cavallini in the Nuns’ Choir, built on the internal face of the facade, are considered to be his masterpiece and the mosr significant work of Roman painting prior to Giotto.

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Tempietto del Bramante – Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio

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1502 Temple of Bramante is considered one of the first great building of the high Reinassence. It is evidently based on the study of the rules of harmony of the Roman Vitruvius, who advised the use of the Doric order of columns for buildings dedicated to masculine divinitics or mythological figures famous for their sum and courage. The architeCt Bramante did in Fact use the Doric order for the tempietto. giving it an air of rigour and economy, which is also due to limited use of excessive decoration and the sober harmony of the volumes.

– Fontana Paolina o Fontana dell’Acqua Paola

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Roman Elegies I

Tell me you stones, O speak, you towering palaces!

Streets, say a word! Spirit of this place, are you dumb?

All things are alive in your sacred walls

Eternal Rome, it’s only for me all is still.

Who’ll whisper to me, at what window

Will I see the sweet thing who’ll kindle me now, and quicken?

Already I guess the ways, walking to her and from her,

Ever and always I’ll go, while sweet time slips by.

I’m gazing at church and palace, ruin and column,

Like a serious man making sensible use of a journey,

But soon it will happen, and all will be one vast temple,

Love’s temple, receiving its new initiate.

Though you’re a whole world, Rome, still, without Love,

The world isn’t the world, and Rome can’t be Rome.

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CARAVAGGIO CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW
CARAVAGGIO CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW

Thanks to the mediation of Cardinal Del Monte from the July of 1599 to that of 1600, Caravaggio painted the two side canvases for the chapel of Cardinal Contarelli in San Luigi dei Francesi, his first public commission. The Calling and Martyrdom of Saint Matthew were both demanding in terms of the depiction of a story in action and the numerous figures. The symbolic role of the light, coupled with the natural illumination of the chapel, lends unity to the whole. With these canvases Caravaggio brings contemporary reality into a sacred scene and into a church chapel for she first time. Characters dressed in the current style participate in the sacred event as they go about their daily life, intent on tavern games. The first canvas to be finished was the Calling. Caravaggio constructs the scene around the gesture of Christ, who points towards Matthew and whose hand position is mirrored by the latter’s. The two groups are unified by the shaft of light, whose origin is outside the field of vision, above the head of Jesus. The light is both divine .d natural and also serves as an efficacious stylistic expedient to emphasise the evident contrast between the modern clothes of Matthew and his companions and the few divine attributes of the apostle, who is barefoot and wrapped in a large cloak of antique style. In the use of the Martyrdom, the focal point of the scene is the executioner, who is in the act of striking the martyr. The other characters are placed around the central figure, gradually going further back into the bare space which is the scene of the action. Caravaggio freezes the dramatic moment before the death by means of the light. This is concentrated on the naked body of the executioner poised to strike and on the angel who proffers the palm of martyrdom to the saint. Once it was placed on the altar of the chapel, the altarpiece of Saint Matthew and the Angel, which was done in three and a half months in 1602, was, according to Bellori: otaken away by the priests, who said that the figure had

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PRIVATE CAR TOURS OF ROME and AROUND ROME – RUSRIM.COM
Small group tours in minivans ensuring the highest level of comfort. Our vehicles are fully equipped with all the options required for  long trips, including air conditioning.
An English speaking private guide will be at your disposal for the whole day and will arrange the most satisfactory tour with you.

30 TOP VIP PRIVATE CAR TOURS in ITALY from ROME and other towns – WITH PRIVATE DRIVER GUIDE

30 Car tours in Rome – Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria

Excursions with private guide in:
Day  car tours in Italy with driver guide  from Rome and other touwns
Reservation private car tours prices: ROME , Lazio, Tuscany – Umbria – Abruzzo, Campania, Veneto, Trentino with licensed private guide
+39 389 5975 184  info@rusrim.com +39 329 44 83 644