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Appia Antica – Old Appian way – Rome private tour

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Appia antica – Old Appia – Private car tour in Rome

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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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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.

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30 Car tours in Rome – Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria

Rome, Vatican, Florence, Siena, Tivoli, Roman Castles, Ostia, Arezzo, Assisi, Pompeii and Amalfi

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COLOSSEUM PRIVATE TOUR WITH LOCAL GUIDE

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ColosseoFrom the moment it was built, the grandeur of the Flavian Amphitheatre has conditioned Rome’s urban landscape and it still dominates the ancient centre. Its arcaded surface was chosen as the theatrical background to the Via dei Fori Imperiali. It was the first amphitheatre to be built in Rome in the form of a monument. In the Republican age the gladiatorial games took place in the Roman Forum, where temporary wooden structures were provided for the occasion. Vespasian, the founder of the Flavian dynasty emerged victorious from the civil war which followed Nero’s death in 69 AD. As part of a coherent political scheme, the new Emperor decided to dedicate the huge urban spaces and works of art appropriated by Nero to the public, for their enjoyment. The inhabitants of Rome must have appreciated the building of the big amphitheatre in the centre of the valley, which had previously been the sire of the artificial lake made for Nero. The Judaic war, which had ended in 70 AD with the destruction of the temple of Jerusalem, provided the booty and the manpower needed for the construction of the building. It was Vespasian’s son, Titus, who inaugurated the amphitheatre in 80 AD, with a memorable gala and games lasting 100 days. The Flavian Amphitheatre was superior in dimensions and monumentality to all those previously built. It was 52 m high, like the northern side near the Via dei Fori Imperiali, which is still intact. The whole of the external wall was faced with marble slabs and decorated with statues in the arcades, and bronze shields hung from the attic storey windows. The organisation of the internal seating was strictly governed by the laws established by Augustus, through which spectators were seated according to their social class. The Colosseum was furnished with a sophisticated system of drains which fed the baths and numerous fountains required to keep the vast audience cool. In the amphitheatre there were various kinds of entertainment: fights between pairs of gladiators, hunts involving wild and exotic animals, naval battles and capital punishment executions by exposure to wild beasts, which were also suffered by Christians during periods of persecution. The losers could ask the master of ceremonies, whose decision often depended on the mood of the audience, for mercy. Once the building fell into disuse it gradually deteriorated, and in the Middle Ages dwellings and a fortress were built inside it. The marble facing was systematically removed. Since its redisovery in the Renaissance, the Colosseum has been one of the monuments which symbolise the grandeur of antique Rome.

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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 guide will be at your disposal for the whole day and will arrange the most satisfactory tour with you.
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30 Car tours in Rome – Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria

Rome, Vatican, Florence, Siena, Tivoli, Roman Castles, Ostia, Arezzo, Assisi, Pompeii and Amalfi

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Luxury private tours of Rome with local guide

Our licensed private guides in Rome, are also graduates having obtained painting, dance, music or literature diplomas and are active artists working in Italy with minimum 5y experience in the tourism sector.

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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.

During the guided tour you can have a break for tasting of local food preferred by Roman elite.

  • Rome and Vatican private tour 

Rome private car tour with local guide

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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.

  • Private tour in Rome by night

Night Rome tour with private guide and car

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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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  • Palazzo Colonna – VIP private tour

Galleria Colonna – Colonna Gallery Rome visit with private guide

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.

Borromini gallery in perspective
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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.

Galleria Doria Pamphilij – Visit of Rome with private guide

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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).

Galleria nazionale d’arte antica – Rome with english private guide

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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.

Contemporary art museum in Rome with private guide

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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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Contemporary art museum MACRO – Tour of Rome with private guide

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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.

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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Arcibasilica San Giovanni in Laterano (Santa Sede – Vaticano) – Excursion in Rome with local private guide

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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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Montemartini museum Excursion tour with private guide in Rome

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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.

Museo nazionale degli strumenti musicali a Roma excursion tour with private guide musician

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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.).

  • SANTA CECILIA NATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY – Rome private tours

INSTRUMENTAL MUSEUM OF SANTA CECILIA Auditorium-Parco della Musica – excursion tour with private guide musician – composer

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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.

Sculpture is a young and dynamic gallery, directed towards the realization of a high level and eclectic program of events and openings.

The Gallery also owns useful and necessary skills to act as a true consultant in the provision of special services to a selected and demanding clientele.

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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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 car 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 Florence. 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 TUSCANY CAR EXCURSIONS FROM ROME

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In the 19 century Florence has been celebrated as the most beautiful city in Italy. For most people Florence cames close to living up to the myth only in its first, resoundin impressions.

The pinnacle of Brunelleschi’s stupendous dome is visible over the rooftops the moment you step out of the central square, and when you reach the Piazza del Duomo the close up view is even more breathtaking, with the multicolored duomo with the marble clad baptistery. Wander from there down towards the river Arno and the attracion still hold beyond the Piazza della Signoria, site of the immense Palazzo Vecchio, the water is spanned by the shopladen medieval Ponte Vecchio, with georgeous San Minato al Monte glistening on the hill behind it.

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Florence flag – Il giglio

The fact is, the best Florence is to be seen indoors. Under the rule of the Medici family – the greatest patrons of Renissance Europe – Florence’s artist and thinkers were instigators of the shift from the medieval to the modern world view, and the churches, galleries and museums of this city are the places to get to grips with what they achieved. The development of the Renaissance can be plotted stage in the vast picture collection of the Uffizi, and charted in the sculpture of the Bargello, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the church of Orsanmichele. Equally revelatory are the fabulous decorated chapels of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella, forerunners of such astonishing creation as Masaccio’s restored frescos at Santa Maria del carmine. Fra’ Angelico’s serene paintings in the monk’s cells at San Marco and Andrea del Sarto’s work at Santissima Annunziata.

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Florence is famous for its history: a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world

  • Cappelle Medicee – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Cappelle Medicee - Brunelleschi - Florence tour
Cappelle Medicee – Brunelleschi – Florence car tour

The Cappelle Medicee Michelangelo’s most celebrated contribution to the San Lorenzo building’s forms part of the Cappelle Medicee. After filing through the subfuse crypt where many of the Medici are actually buried, you climb into the larger of the chapels, the Cappella dei Principi (Chapel of the Princes), a gloomy, marble-plate,1 hall built as a mausoleum for Cosimo I and his descendants. Morbid and dowdy. with tank-like tombs, it epitomizes the notion that magnificence is directly proportional to expenditure. This was the most expensive building project ever financed by the family. and the Medici were still paying for it when the last of the line, Anna Maria Ludovica, joined her forebears in the basement. It could have looked even worse — the massive statues in the niches were intended to be made from semiprecious stones, like those used in the heraldic devices set into the walls. Begun in 1520, the Sagrestia Nuova was designed by Michelangelo as a tribute to, and subversion of, Brunelleschi’s Sagrestia Vecchia. Architectural connoisseurs go into raptures over the complex cornices of the alcoves, the complex relationship between those alcoves and the plane of the wall, and other such sophistication, but the lay person will be drawn to the fabulous Medici tombs, carved by Michelangelo between 1529 and 1533.’1’o the left is the tomb of Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino, the grandson o’f Lorenzo it Magnifico; he is depicted as a man of thought, and his sarcophagus bears figures of Dawn and Dusk, the times of day whose ambiguities appeal to the contemplative mind. Opposite is the tomb of Lorenzo it Magnifico’s youngest son, Giuliano, Duke of Nemours; as a man of action, his character is symbolized by the clear antithesis of Day and Night. As a contemporary writer recorded, these are not true portraits: lie did not take from the Duke Lorenzo nor from the Lord Giuliano the model just as nature had drawn and composed them, but he gave them a greatness, a proportion, a dignity … which seemed to him would have brought them more praise, saying that a thousand years hence no one would be able to know that they were otherwise.. They were very nitidi otherwise, flattered by their ducal titles and genealogies as such as by these noble memorials action man Giuliano was an easy-going but feckless individual, while Lorenzo combined ineffectualness with insufferable arrogance. Both dieand unlamented — Giuliano being killed by tuberculosis, Lorenzo by aTonrib,ination of the same disease and syphilis. Their effigies were intended to face the equally grand tombs of Lorenzo it and his brother Giuliano; the only part of the project realized Michelangelo is :he preogcupied Madonna algid Child, the last image of the Madonna he ever sculpted. In 1534, four years after the Medici had returned to Florence in the unfathomably wretched form of Alessandro, Michelangelo decamped to Rome, where he stayed for the rest of his life. There are more Michelangelo drawings behind the altar which can be seen on supervised (free) trips every thirty minutes.

  • Santa Maria del Fiore – Duomo di Firenze – Florence  –Tuscany private tour

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Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence car excursionThe cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed. The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori. Guide in Florence – Private tour Florence from Rome

 

 

  • Ponte Vecchio – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Ponte vecchio – Florence – Tuscany

Pontevecchio is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence.
Built in the 1345 to replace an ancient wooden bridge, the Ponte Vecchio has always been loaded with shops like those now propped over the water, but the plethora od jewellers dates from 1593 when Ferdinando I evicted the butchers- stalls then in occupation. Florence had long revered the art of the goldsmith, and several of its artists were skilled in the craft: Ghiberti, Donatello, and Cellini. Guide in Florence – Car tour Florence from Rome

  • Fountain of Neptune – Piazza della Signoria – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Fountain of Neptune – Florence

This work by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1563–1565) and some assistants, such as Giambologna, was commissioned on the occasion of the wedding of Francesco I de’ Medici with Johanna of Austria in 1565. The assignment had first been given to Baccio Bandinelli, who designed the model but he died before he could start working on the block of Apuan marble. The Neptune figure, whose face resembles that of Cosimo I de’ Medici, was meant to be an allusion to the dominion of the Florentines over the sea. The figure stands on a high pedestal in the middle of an octagonal fountain. The pedestal is decorated with the mythical figures of Scylla and Charybdis. The statue of Neptune is a copy made in the nineteenth century, while the original is in the National Museum. Guide in Florence – Private tour Florence from Rome

 

  • The Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia – Florence – Tuscany private tour
    The Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia - Florence car excursion
    The Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia – Tuscany car tour

    The Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia Running off the west side of Piazza San Marco, Via Arazz.ieri soon becomes Via XXVII Aprile, where the former Benedictine convent of SaneApollonia stands at no. 1. Most of the complex has now been turned into flats, but the former refectory houses one of Castagno’s masterpieces, the Last Supper (Tues—Sat 9am-1.50pm, plus same hours first, third & fifth Mon of month & second & fourth Sun of month; free). Painted around 1450, after the artist’s return from Venice, the cenacolo was white-washed out by the nuns, before being uncovered in the middle of the last century. It is perhaps the most disturbing version of the event painted in the Renaissance. Blood red is the dominant tone, and the most commanding figure is the diabolic black-bearded Judas, who sits on the near side of the table. The seething patterns in the marble pan-els behind the Apostles seem to mimic the turmoil in the mind of each, as he hears Christ’s announcement of the betrayal. Above the illusionistic recess in which the supper takes place are the sinopie of a Crucifttion,Depositi. and Resurrection by Castagno, revealed when the frescoes were taken off the wall for restoration.

 

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  • Palazzo Pitti – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Pitti Palace – Florence

The palace was bought by the Medici family in 1549 and became the chief residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It grew as a great treasure house as later generations amassed paintings, plates, jewelry and luxurious possessions.

In the late 18th century, the palazzo was used as a power base by Napoleon, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly united Italy. The palace and its contents were donated to the Italian people by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1919. Guide in Florence – Car tour Florence from Rome

The palazzo is now the largest museum complex in Florence. The principal palazzo block, often in a building of this design known as the corps de logis, is 32,000 square metres. It is divided into several principal galleries or museums detailed below.

Is a vast, mainly Renaissance, palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. The core of the present palazzo dates from 1458 and was originally the town residence of Luca Pitti, an ambitious Florentine banker. Guide in Florence – Private tour Florence from Rome

  • Santo Spirito church – Florence – Tuscany private tour
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    Santo Spirito Some indication of the importance of the parish of Santo Spirito is given by the fact that when Florence was divided into four adminstrative quartieri in the fourteenth cen-tury, the entire area south of the Area was given its name. The slightly run-down square in front of Santo Spirito church, with its market stalls and cafes, encapsulates the self-sufficient character of Oltrarno, an area not hopelessly compromised by the encroachments of tourism.
    Santo Spirito church Designed by Brunelleschi as a replacement for a thirteenth-century church, Santo Spirito church (daily 8am-noon & 4-6pm; closed Wed pm) was one of his last pro-jects, and was described by Bernini as “the most beautiful church in the world”. The paper-smooth facade is just a plastering job to disguise the unfinished front, but inside it’s so perfectly proportioned that nothing could seem more artless. Yet the plan is extremely sophisticated -a Latin cross with a continuous chain of 38 chapels round the outside and a line of 35 columns running without a break round the nave, transepts and chancel. Only the Baroque baldachin, about as nicely integrated as garden gnome in a Greek temple, disrupts the harmonics. The best paintings are in the transepts: in the right there’s Filippino Lippi’s Nerli Altarpiece, and in the left a St Monica and Augustinian Nuts by Verrocchio that’s vir-tually a study in monochrome, with black-clad nuns flocking round their black-clad paragon. Also worth a peep is the sacristy, which is entered through a vestibule that opens onto the left aisle; both rooms were designed at the end of the fifteenth century by Giuliano da Sangallo. A fire in 1471 destroyed all the monastery with the exception of its refectory, now the home of the Museo Santo Spirito (Fuel-Sat 9am-2pm, Sun Sam-lpm; (4000), a one-room collection comprising an assortment of carvings, many of them Romanesque, and a huge fresco of The Crunfixion by Orcagna and his workshop.

  • David – Michelangelo

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David-Michelangelo-Florence car-excursionThe statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence. Originally commissioned as one of a series of statues of prophets to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, the statue was placed instead in a public square, outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence, where it was unveiled on 8 September 1504.

Because of the nature of the hero it represented, the statue soon came to symbolize the defense of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence, an independent city-state threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. Private guide in Florence – Car excursion Florence from Rome

  • Galleria dell’Accademia – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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I Prigioni di Michelangelo- Florence – Tuscany

Prigioni - MichelangeloFlorence’s first academy of drawing indeed Europe’s first – was founded in the mid ssixteen century by Bronzino Ammannati and Vasari. Initially based in Santissima Annunziata, this Accademia del Disegno moved as 1164 to Via Ricasoli 66, and soon afterwards was transformed into a general arts academy, the Accademia di Belle Arti. Twenty years later the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo founded the nearby Galleria dell’Accademia (May-Sept Tues-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 8.30am-8pm; Oct-April Tues-Sat 8.30am-6.50pm, Sun 8.30zun-1.50pm; L12,000), filling its rooms with paint-ings for the edification of the students. Later augmented with pieces from suppressed religious foundations and other sources, the Accademia has an extensive collection of paintings, especially of Florentine work of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Yet the pictures are not what draw the crowds in numbers equalled only by the Uffizi. The real attraction is Michelangelo, half a dozen of whose major sculptures are here, among them the David – symbol of the city’s republican pride and of the illimitable ambition of the Renaissance artist. Finished in 1504, when Michelangelo  was just 29, and carved from a block of marble whose shallowness posed severe difficulties, it’s an incomparable show of technical bravura. But the David is a piece of monumental public sculpture, not a gallery exhibit After being considered as an adornment far the exteri-or of the duomo, it was instead installed outside the Palazzo Vecchio, where it remained until 1873, when it was removed to the Accademia’s specially built tribune.  Close by is another unfinished work, St Matthew, which was started immediately after completion of the David as a commission from the Opera del Duomo; they actually requested a full series of the Apostles from Michelangelo, but this is the only one he ever began. The Accademia’s picture galleries are big but unexciting, with copious examples of the work of “Unknown Florentine” and “Follower of … “. The pieces likeliest to make an impact are-Trointormo’s Venus and Cupid, Botticelli’s attributed Madonna of the Sea and the painted fifteenth-century Adimari Chest, showing a Florentine wedding cere-mony in the Piazza del Duomo.

 

  • San Minato al Monte – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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San Minato al Monte - Florence car toursStanding atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most scenic churches in Italy. There is an adjoining Olivetan monastery, seen to the right of the basilica when ascending the stairs. St. Miniato was an Armenian prince serving in the Roman army under Emperor Decius. He was denounced as a Christian after becoming a hermit and was brought before the Emperor who was camped outside the gates of Florence. The Emperor ordered him to be thrown to beasts in the Amphitheatre where a panther was called upon him but refused to devour him. Beheaded in the presence of the Emperor, he is alleged to have picked up his head, crossed the Arno and walked up the hill of Mons Fiorentinus to his hermitage. A shrine was later erected at this spot and there was a chapel there by the 8th century. Construction of the present church was begun in 1013 by Bishop Alibrando and it was endowed by the Emperor Henry II. Private guide in Florence – Car excursion Florence from Rome

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  • San Minato al Monte – one of the most scenic churches in Italy – Tuscany private tour

Arguably the finest Romanesque structure in Tuscany, San Minato is also the oldest surviving church building in Florence after the baptistery. It recently began to show sings of its age, though, and the authorities become so concerned about the dangers of subsidence that a project was initiated to shore up the downhillside of the church and the adjoining cemetery. Then in a depressing rerun of the Piazzadella Signoria fiasco, it was discovered thata degree of financial impropriety may have been involved in awarding the contract; work has now been suspended for an indefinite period.

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  • Loggia dei Lanzi – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Loggia dei Lanzi -Tuscany private toursThe Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on a corner of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy, adjoining the Uffizi Gallery.
It consists of wide arches open to the street. The arches rest on clustered pilasters with Corinthian capitals. The wide arches appealed so much to the Florentines, that Michelangelo even proposed that they should be continued all around the Piazza della Signoria.

Loggia dei Lanzi - Firenze - Tuscany private guideThe vivacious construction of the Loggia is in stark contrast with the severe architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio. It is effectively an open-air sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art.
The name Loggia dei Lanzi dates back to the reign of Grand Duke Cosimo I, when it was used to house his formidable landsknechts (In Italian: “Lanzichenecchi”, corrupted to Lanzi), or German mercenary pikemen.[1] After the construction of the Uffizi at the rear of the Loggia, the Loggia’s roof was modified by Bernardo Buontalenti and became a terrace from which the Medici princes could watch ceremonies in the piazza. Guide in Florence – Car excursion Florence from Rome

  •  The Chiostro dello Scalzo – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Chiostro dello Scalzo - Florence car tour
The Chiostro dello Scalzo – Florence car tour from Rome

The Chiostro dello Scalzo ‘In the north of San Marco, at Via Cavour 69, is Lo Seat, the home of the Brotherhood of St John, whose vows of poverty entailed walking around barefoot -scal-zo. The order was suppressed in 1785 and their monastery sold off, except for the clois-ter (Mon and Thurs 9am-lpm; free; ring the bell). This was the training ground for Andrea del Sarto, an artist venerated in the nine-teenth century as a painter with no imperfections, but now regarded with slightly less enthusiasm on account of this very smoothness. His monochrome paintings of the Cardinal Virtues and Scenes from the Life of the Baptist occupied him off and on for a decade from 1511, beginning with the Baptism, finishing with the Birth of St John. A couple of the sixteen scenes – John in the Wilderness and John meeting Christ – were executed by his pupil Franciabigio in 1518, when del Sarto was away in Paris.

  • Piazza Santissima Annunziata – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Piazza santissima Annunziata - Florence car tours
Piazza santissima Annunziata – Florence car tours

Nineteenth-century urban renewal schemes left many of Florence’s squares rather grim places, which makes Piazza Santissima Annunziata, with its distinctive arcades, all the more attractive a public space. It has a special importance for the city, too. Until the end of the eighteenth century the Florentine year used to begin on March 25, the Festival of the Annunciation — hence the Florentine predilection for paintings of the Annunciation, and the fashionableness of the Annunziata church, which has long been the place for society weddings. The festival is still marked by a huge fair in the piazza and the streets leading off it; later in the year, on the first weekend in September, the square is used for Tuscany’s largest crafts fair.

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  •  Palazzo Medici – Florence – Tuscany private tour

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Palazzo Medici - Florence private tour
Palazzo Medici – Florence excursion with private guide from Rome

On the edge of the square in front of San Lorenzo stands the Palazzo Medici-M(7.1 (Mon, Tues & Thurs-Sat 9am-lpm & 3-6pm, Sun 9am-lpm), built for Cosim il Vecchio by Michelozzo in the 1440s, and the family home un61Cosimo I installed the clan in the Palazzo Vecchio. With its heavily rusticated exterior, this monolithic palaz-zo was the prototype for such houses as the Palazzo Pitti and Palazzo Stroz.zi, but in the seventeenth century it was greatly altered by its new owners, the Riccardi. Of Michelozzo’s original palazzo only the chapel remains intact, its interior covered by lively frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, of which the centrepiece is the Journey of the Magi, painted around 1460 and recently restored to blazing colour. It shows the pageant of the Compagnia dei Magi, the most patrician of the city’s religious confraternities; their procession took place on Epiphany, with members of the Medici usually partici-pating. It’s known that several of the Medici household are featured in the procession, but putting names to these prettified faces is a problem. The man leading the cavalcade on a white horse is almost certainly Piero it Gottoso, sponsor of the fresco. Lorenzo it Magnifico, eleven years old at the time the fresco was painted, is probably the young king in the foreground, riding the grey horse detached from the rest of the procession, while his brother, Giuliano, is probably the one preceded by the black bowman. The artist himself — almost impossible to find — is in the crowd on the far- left, his red beret signed with the words “Opus Benotii” in gold. Finally, the bearded characters in among the gallery of faces might be portraits of the retinue of the Byzantine emperor John Paleologus III, who had attended the Council of Florence twenty years before the fres-co was painted. Stairs ascend to the first floor, where a display case in the lobby of the main gallery contains a Madonna and Child by Filippo Lippi, one of Cosimo de’ Medici’s more trou-blesome proteges. Even as a novice in the convent of Santa Mafia del Carmine, Filippo managed to earn himself a reputation as a drunken womanizer: in the words of Vasari, he was “so lustful that he would give anything to enjoy a woman he wanted … and if he couldn’t buy what he wanted, then he would cool his passion by painting her por-trait.” Cosimo set up a workshop for him in the Medici palace, from which he often absented himself to go chasing women. On one occasion Cosimo actually locked the artist in the studio, but Filippo escaped down a rope of bed sheets; having cajoled him Into returning, Cosimo declared that he would in future manage the painter with “affec-tion and kindness”, a policy that seems to have worked more successfully. ‘Me ceiling of the main room is covered by Luca Giordano’s fresco of The Apotheosis of the Medici, from which one can only deduce that Giordano had no sense of shame. Accompanying his father on the flight into the ether is the last male Medici, Gian Gastone (d. 1737), in reality a man so inert that he could rarely summon the energy to get out of bed in the morning.

 

  • WINE BARS IN FLORENCE – Tuscany private tour

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winr bar in Florence – Tuscany car tour from Rome

Wine bars Cantinetta dei Verrazzano, Via dei Tavolini 18-20r. Owned by Castello dei Verrazzano, a major Chianti vineyard, this is a good spot for a drink or a slice of pizza. The glass-fronted display inside oozes with outstanding pizza, focaccia and cakes – pay at the cash-desk and eat sitting on the bench provided. Otherwise, tables beyond the white-tiled oven or in the pleasant wood-lined room to the left are perfect for an early evening glass of vino. Busy at lunch. Closed Sun & Aug. Casa del Vino, Via dell’Ariento 16r. Located just west of the Mercato Cenaale, del Vino is passed by hordes of tourists daily – yet it’s probably visited by only a handful. Patrons are mostly Florentines, who pitch up for a drink, a chat with owner Gianni Migliorini and an assault on various Mobil, crostini, and saltless Tuscan bread and salami. Closed Sun & Aug. Enoteca Baldovino, Via San Giuseppe 18r. An offshoot of the excellent Scottish-run Baldovino restaurant just across the road (see p.148), this is a stylish place to buy gastronomic goodies or drink wine at the bar or one of the tables to the rear. The small menu of sandwiches, soups and home-made cakes changes daily. Very convenient for Santa Croce. Closed Mon. Fiaschetteria, Via degli Alfani 70r, corner of Via dei Servi. The university nearby ensures that this otherwise low-key place is often heaving at lunch thne, when students pile in for the pasta-and-a-salad for around 1.15.000. There’s also a fair variety of wines by the glass. Closed Sun. Fuori Porta, Via del Monte alto Croci. If you’re climbing up to San Miniato and regret your deci-sion halfway up, console yourself at this superb wine bar-osteria. There are over 400 wines to choose.

  • Restaurats in Florence – Tuscany private tour

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ristorante la loggia - Florence car tours
Ristorante la loggia – Florence car tours with private guide

In gastronomic circles, Florentine cuisine is accorded as much reverence as Florentine art, a reverence encapsulated in the myth that French eating habits acquired their sophistication in the wake of Catherine de’ Medici’s marriage to the Islam Henry ll of France. In fact, Florentine food has always been characterized by modest raw materials and simple technique — beefsteak (bistecca), tripe (trippa) and liver (tegato) are typical ingredients, while grilling (alla Fiorentina) is a favoured method of pre, ration. In addition, white beans (fagioli) will feature on most menus, either on their own, garnished  with liberal quantities of local olive oil, or as the basis of such dishes as

Caffe Gilli - Florence car tours
Caffe Gilli – Florence car tours from Rome

ribollita soup. Unfussy it might be, but quality cooking doesn’t come cheap in Florence — most of the restaurants that meet with local approval cost L40,000-plus per person, wine included. Yet there are some decent low-budget places serving food that at least gives some idea of the region’s characteristic dishes, and even the simplest trattoria should offer bistetva alit; Fiorentina — though you should bear in mind that this dish is priced per hwidred grams, so your bill will be considerably higher than the figure mitten on the menu. Another thing to be aware of is that many restaurants will only serve full meals — so check the menu outside if you’re thinking of just popping in for a quick lunch-time plate of pasta. Asa very rough guideline, the cheapest places tend to be near the station, the best places on or near the main central streets, and the best mid-range restaurants tucked away in alleys on the north of the river or over in Oltrarno. 7 he restaurants below are defined by area — west and north of the immediate city centre (around the station, Santa Maria and San Lorenzo), the city centre, east of the city centre (around Santa Croce) and south of the river (Oltrarno). Prices are defined as Inexpensive (under L35,000 a head for three courses plus water, wine and cover charge), Moderate (135,000-65,000) and Expensive (over L65,000), but these are loose defini• dons, because you can keep costs down even in more expensive places by having just two courses (pasta and main), and retiring to a bar for ice cream or coffee and digestif, Remember, too, that you often needn’t buy a whole bottle of wine: ask fora half-bottle or quarter-bottle/jug of house wine (tnezza bottigliet or un guartino).

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  • 1. Sightseeing car excursion of Rome and Vatican

Excursion 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. Rome and Vatican

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Piazza di Spagna – Spanish square, Pantheon, Piazza Navona square, Piazza Barberini square, Fontana del Tritone,  Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza della Repubblica,Piazza Esedra, Fontana delle Naiadi, Republic square in Rome,Basilica Santa Maria degli angeli e dei Martiri, Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano, Colosseo – Anfiteatro Flavio, Arco di Costantino – Arch of Costantine, San Clemente and Catacombs In the basilica,  The Palatine Hill, Circus maximus, Museo delle mura Aureliane, Avenitino hill, Basilica di Santa Sabina and Porta lignea di Santa Sabina, The orange garden, Pyramid of Cestius, Centrale Montemartini,Best Roman ice cream shop, Piazza Venezia Venezia square, Fontana delle Tartarughe,Mercati Traiani – Trajan’s Market, Campidoglio hill – Piazza del Campidoglio,Foro Romano – Roman forum panoramic view,Piazza della Bocca della Verità, Tempio di Portuno,Fontana dei Tritoni,Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Tras Tevere,Janiculum Hill, Tempietto del Bramante,Fontana Paolina o Fontana dell’Acqua Paola 

 

  • 3. Rome by night car excursion

Individual car excursion in Rome, with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax – Night Rome exclusive excursion

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Night – evening car excursion in Rome: Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax –  Guide and car

Rome monuments in this excursion with private guide – min 3/h

Piazza 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, 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 basilica San Pietro – MIN 3h

 

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Rome monuments – Civitavecchia car excursion, with art guide min 5/h

Piazza 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, 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 basilica San Pietro

  • 5. Shopping excursion in Rome with private guide

Individual shopping excursion Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax – english guide in Rome – Min 3h and Daily excursion in Rome – Castel Romano – Lazio

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  • 6. North Lazio excursion from Rome: Etruscan city of Sutri, Caprarola Palace and the Vico and Bolsena Lake

Individual car excursion from Rome to Bolsena, with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
Min 5h and Daily excursion from Rome to Viterbo – North Lazio

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  • 7. Florence and Siena tour from Rome – exclusive excursions Rome to Florence

Individual , private car tour –  excursion in Florence and Siena from Rome with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
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  • 8. Argentario Capalbio – THE SILVER PENINSULA – Tuscany – excursion , private tour from Rome

Daily excursion from Rome to Capalbio and Monte Argentario – The Silver peninsula – Tuscany
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Tarot Garden – Giardino dei Tarocchi –  Niki de Saint Phalle

Excursion from Rome to Capalbio Tuscany private tour with car and guide
Influenced by Gaudí’s Parc Güell in Barcelona, and Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, and Watts Towers by Simon Rodia, Saint Phalle decided that she wanted to make something similar; a monumental sculpture park created by a woman. In 1979, she acquired some land in Garavicchio, Tuscany, about 100 km north-west of Rome along the coast. Niki de Saint Phalle has created a large number of “Nanas” in her career with different materials, in different shapes and dimensions. The garden, called Giardino dei Tarocchi in Italian, contains sculptures of the symbols found on Tarot cards. The garden took many years, and a considerable sum of money, to complete. It opened in 1998, after nearly 20 years of work. Her main benefactor of the period was the Agnelli family. This original exclusive excursion in the Tarot Garden – Capalbio

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Luxury dream destination in Tuscany – Capalbio and Monte Argentario – The Silver peninsula

Individual excursion from Rome to Tuscany Monte Argentario with guide and car

Monte Argentario is a promontory stretching towards the Tyrrhenian Sea in correspondence of the two southernmost islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Giglio and Giannutri.  Argentarola cave lies close to Argentario promontory. The high quality speleothems that have been collected from this cave have allowed scientists to study the 215,000 year history of sea-level oscillations in this region.

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The Acquario Mediterraneo dell’Argentario (Mediterranean Aquarium of Argentario), founded in 2001, comprises a total of 17 tanks, which hold from 4000 to 20.000 litres of sea water, 50.000 litres in total.

Over 100 Mediterranean species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to offshore environment, such as: Grouper, Moray, Seahorse, Octopus, Catshark, Dogfish, Lobster, Anthias, Sea bream, Amberjack, Molluscs, Gorgonian, Posidonia and many others.

A part of the Aquarium is also devoted to underwater photography and to shell and Cetacean bones exhibitions and history of underwater tecnology.

  • 9. Tarquinia from Rome car excursion

Individual car excursion from Rome to Tarquinia with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
Min 4h and Daily excursion from Rome to Tarquinia – Lazio

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  • 10. Bagnoregio individual car excursion from Rome

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  • 11. Roman castles individual excursion

Individual and exclusive car excursion from Rome to Roman castles with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
Min 5h and Daily excursion from Rome to Castelli Romani

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  • 12. Tivoli  excursion from Rome

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Individual exclusive car excursion from Rome to Tivoli, with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
Min 4h and Daily excursion from Rome to Tivoli

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  • 13. Bracciano tour from Rome

Individual excursion to Bracciano lake with english guide and car Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
Min 5h and Daily excursion from Rome to Bracciano – Trevignano

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  • 14. Vico and Sutri individual tours from Rome

Individual exclusive car excursion from Rome to Viterbo province – Viko and Sutri, with english private guide Eur 60 / h Max 6 pax
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  • 15. Ancient Ostia excursion from Rome

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  • Modern art museum in Rome private tour with local guide

MACRO, literally “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.

iSculpture is a young and dynamic gallery, directed towards the realization of a high level and eclectic program of events and openings.

The Gallery also owns useful and necessary skills to act as a true consultant in the provision of special services to a selected and demanding clientele.

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.

  • Mastroianni contemporary art museum – Rome private tour – Museo civico Umberto Mastroianni in Rome excursion tour with private guide
  • SANTA CECILIA NATIONAL MUSIC ACADEMY – Rome private tour INSTRUMENTAL MUSEUM OF SANTA CECILIA Auditorium-Parco della Musica – excursion tour with private guide musician – composer

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.

  • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NATIONAL MUSEUM – Rome private tour

Museo nazionale degli strumenti musicali a Roma – excursion tour with private guide musician

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).

  • CAPITOLINE COLLECTIONS IN THE MONTEMARTINI POWER STATION

Montemartini museum Excursion tour with private guide in Rome

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”. The 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 Capitoline Museums – Rome private tour

Musei Capitolini – excursion tour with private guide

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.

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  • Carlo Bilotti – Rome private tour

Contemporary art museum – visit with private guide

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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ANCIENT ART NATIONAL GALLERY IN BARBERINI PALACE ROME – visit with private guide

Founded 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.

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Galleria nazionale d’arte antica – visit with private guide

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.

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Galleria Doria Panphilij – visit with private guide

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. 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.

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Galleria Spada – Spada Gallery – visit with private guide

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.

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Galleria Colonna – Colonna Gallery – visit with private guide

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. 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.

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Lake Bracciano (Italian: Lago di Bracciano) is a lake of volcanic origin in the Italian region of Lazio, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Rome. It is the second largest lake in the region (second only to Lake Bolsena) and one of the major lakes of Italy. It has a circular perimeter of approximately 32 km (20 mi). Its inflow is from precipitation runoff and percolation, and from underground springs, and its outflow is the Arrone.
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In ancient times Lake Martignano was part of southern Etruria and called Alsietinus Lacus. Augustus drew from it the Aqua Alsietina; the water was hardly fit to drink, and was mainly intended to supply his naumachia (lake made for a sham naval battle) at Rome,

 near San Francesco a Ripa, on the right bank of the Tiber, where some traces of the aqueduct were perhaps found in 1720. The course of the aqueduct, which was mainly subterranean, is practically unknown: Frontinus tells us that it received a branch from the lake of Bracciano near Careiae (Galera): and an inscription relating to it was found in this district in 1887

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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. private guides.

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  1. Piazza di Spagna – Spanish square,  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.

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  1. Pantheon commissioned 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. The Pantheon is stituated in the Roman Regio (quarter) 1X, corresponding to Campus Martins. According to legend, Campus Martins used to belong to the Tarquins and was a marshy area. When the last Etruscan king was expelled from Rome in 509 BC, the year the Republic was founded, the area became public. Augustus began filling the central area of Campus Martins with monuments and rebuilding the buildings in the Circus Flaminius area. The temple — dedicated to all the gods — was intended to be a symbol of the Emperor Augustus and therefore of his family, the gens Iulia.

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  2. Piazza Navona square –Rome private tour - piazza navonaThanks to its original elongated form. Piazza Navona deserves a foremost place among Rome’s numerous hiStorical piazzas. Built on the site of the former Domitian Stadium, it traditionally accommodated the market and popular shows. During the 17th century it became the city’s salon, partly because of the presence of Palazzo Pamphilj, and it was embellished with further monuments and buildings. These enhance the spatial homogeneity which is owed to the regularity of the architecrural features packed into the unbroken ranks of walls and facades, and to the chromatic unity. A result of the urban plans For the piazza under the patronage of Innocent X Pamphilj, who was responsible For the complete reorganisation ofthc area and the demolition of some blocks, was the concave facade of Sant’Agnese. The work of Borromini, it merges with the walls surrounding the piazza, copying the essential arehitecrural morifs and presenting an emblematic example of dynamic integration between the building and the space in front of it, which acts as an cxrension to the church and seems to disappear into it. In the l yout of the piazza, a role of no lesser importance is played by the three fountains which serve to break up the huge horizontal space into four distinct areas. The focus is the symbolic and actual centre of the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), the work of Gian Lorenw Bernini. It is a spectacular allegory of the worldly presrige of the Pamphilj: an aerial «natural grotto». The four springs of faraway rivers spout from it and it is studded with exoric plants and animals. It acts as a base for the Egyptian obelisk crowned with a clove. the symbol of the Pamphin and the Holy Spirit. Sant’Agnese in agone  – San Luigi dei Francesi

 

  1. Piazza del Campidoglio – The Piazza del Campidoglio, with the long flight of steps leading up to it, is both the political and physical heart of the city. Is was designed in its monumental setting by Michelangelo in 1536, under the patronage of Paul III Farnese. Piazza del Campidoglio Rome Private tourIt arguably represents the most perfect translation of the concept of the piazza as an autonomous urban space in 16th century culture. Ina masterly reinterpretation of the classic concept of the piazza, Michelangelo reversed the outlook, which had until then been oriented towards the Roman Forum, placing the statue of Marcus Aurelius in the middle to face Saint Peter’s Basilica. As background, he devised the complete rebuilding of the medieval Palazzo Senatorio, which rose above the ruins of the former Tabularium, and the side wings, made up of the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo. The latter were completed according to she artist’s plans respectively in 1568 and 1655. Uprooted and set obliquely, they endue,/ the piazza with a greater sense of space, and enhance the per4pective and theatricality. The geometric star design oldie paving, which was implemented in 1940 by Antonio Munoz based on the plans left by Buonarroti, also emphasises the centrifugal, dynamic dimension of the whole. The robust and imposing plasticity of the architecture adds to the sober stateliness of this area. The façade of Palazzo Senatorio eras adapted from the Michelangelesque plan by Giacomo Della Porta and Girolamo Rainaldi, with its entrance facing the piazza, characteristic double flights of steps, stucco facing and row of gigantic Corinthian pilaster strips. The balustrade looking out over the city, with its monumental Dioscuri, was also conceived to complement the piazza, and was modified by Della Porta in 1585.

  2. Piazza Barberini square – Fontana del Tritone or Triton Fountain (1642–3) sculpted by Bernini. – Palazzo Barberini  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.

  3. Palazzo del Quirinale – Official 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.

  4. 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 – built 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 successRome Car tours - Santa Maria degli Angelifully 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.
     

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    Terme di Diocleziano Rome private tour


  5. Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano – Lateran Basilica – The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran
    The Lateran cathedral is part of the firSt monumental complex of the Church of Rome. It was built at the time of ConStantine on the site of the ruined home of a powerful Roman family, the Laterani. saint John Rome private tourIt consiSts of a Papal Palace. Basilica and Baptistery, or so-called Patriarch‘lo, which was used For the diplomatic, residential, defence and administrative purposes of the Pontifical Curia. Until 1300. when Boniface VIII announced the first jubilee Year, the pontiff resided here with all his dignitaries and the court, enjoying the use of a personal chapel, part of which still exists with the name of Sancta Sanctorum. The building was commissioned by Constantine as a votive ofliering for the victory over Maxentius, and dedicated to Christ the Saviour in 318 AD. Its blueprint was exactly the same as that of the former Saint Peter’s. It must have consisted of a huge space with five aisles divided up by an impressive colonnade. After being damaged several times over the centuries, the Constantine basilica was repeatedly rsttored until being rebuilt by Francesco Borromini, who gave it its definitive form. 

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    Rome private tours – Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano



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  1. Colosseo – Anfiteatro Flavio – Amphitheatrum Flavium 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.Rome private tour colosseum

  2. Arco di Costantino – Arch of Costantine was 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.

  3. San Clemente and Catacombs In the basilica, witch 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.Rome private tour - san clemente

  4. 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.

  5. Circus maximus- Circo Massimo – The 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.circo massimo rome private tours

  6. 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. Appia Antica 

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    San Sebastiano Catacombe – Rome private tours
  8. 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. 
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    The rose garden Rome private tour



    Basilica di Santa Sabina and Porta lignea di Santa Sabina,  Basilica Santa Sabina Rome car 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
    – Order of Malta square – Sovrano militare ordine di Malta Roma – Piazza Cavalieri di Malta

  9. 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.Rome private tour - Piramide CestiaMuseo delle Mura private tour of Rome

  10. Centrale Montemartini – Musei Capitolini Best roman art collections and Industrial archaeology
  11. Best Roman ice cream shop and the old bar pasticceria close to the Pyramid Caio Cestio

  12. Basilica di San Luigi dei Francesi and Caravaggio 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.
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    san luigi dei francesi Caravagio private tour

    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

  13. 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.

    Piazza Venezia - Rome private tour - rusrim
    Piazza Venezia – Rome private tour – rusrim


  14.  Fontana delle Tartarughe – The Fontane delle Tartarughe (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.

  15. Mercati Traiani Trajan’s Marketis 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. 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.

  16. Foro Romano – Roman forum panoramic view
    Roman forum - rome private tours
    Roman forum – rome private tours



  17. Piazza della Bocca della Verità –
    Private tour of Rome Piazza bocca della verita
    Private tour of Rome Piazza bocca della verita

    The 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 – 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.

  18. Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevereis a 5th-century church in Rome devoted to the Roman martyr Saint Cecilia. Rome private tour Santa CeciliaThe first church on this site was founded probably in the 3rd century, by Pope Urban I; it was devoted to the young Roman woman Cecilia, martyred it is said under Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander (A.D. 222-235). Tradition holds that the church was built over the house of the saint. Saint Cecilia  is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she “sang in her heart to the Lord.Rome car tours - Santa Cecilia in Tras Tevere


  19.   – Janiculum Hill – Colle del Gianicolo – Rome panoramic view Gianicolo Rome car tour
    – Tempietto del Bramante – Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio
    – Fontana Paolina o Fontana dell’Acqua Paola
Extra visit of other monuments – Rome private car tour
  1. Piazza del Popolo
  2. The Villa borghese park and lake

    Villa Borghese - Rome private tour
    Villa Borghese – Rome private tour
  3. Roman Catacombs Via Appia antica – Catacombe di San Sebastiano
  4. Palazzo Colonna is one of the oldest and largest private palaces of Rome. Its construction began in the fourteenth century by the Colonna family, who still resides there since eight centuries. The Colonna family dates back to the twelfth century and comes from the town of Colonna, near Rome, from which it takes its name. The construction of the various wings of Palazzo Colonna lasted for five centuries. This has led to the overlapping of different architectural styles, interiors and exteriors, which characterize and reflect the different periods. From 1300 to 1500 it acted as a family fortress. Oddone Colonna, elected Pope on November 11, 1417 under the name of Martin V, appointed the Palace as the Pontifical Seat and lived there from 1420 to 1431, the year of his death. In those ten years, within the austere rooms of Palazzo Colonna, Pope Martin V designed and implemented a great plan for a cultural, urban and administrative rebirth of the city of Rome, which lay in devastating conditions after the period of papal exile to Avignon and the Western Schism. In 1527, during the sack of Rome by the troops of Emperor Charles V, Palazzo Colonna was one of the few buildings that was not destroyed due to the good relationship of the family with the Empire. Instead, it offered a safe haven for more than three thousand Roman citizens.

Throughout the 1600s, the Palace took the form of a large Baroque palace at the will of three generations; the leading family members being Philip I, Cardinal Girolamo I and Lorenzo Onofrio, who relied on architects and artists of great skill and reputation. In fact, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Antonio del Grande, Carlo Fontana, Paolo Schor, and many others, all lent their expertise. Also during this time was the construction of the beautiful and majestic Galleria Colonna, which has 76 meters of length facing onto via IV Novembre. This authentic jewel of the Roman Baroque is now open to the public, with apartments of major artistic value that are most representative of the Palace. They house the Art Collections of the family, notified and bound by the fidecommesso of 1800, including masterpieces of absolute excellence painted by leading Italian and foreign artists between the XV and XVI century. Among the artists are Pinturicchio, ,Cosme Tura, Carracci, Guido Reni, Tintoretto, Salvator Rosa, Bronzino, Guercino. Veronese, Vanvitelli and many others. Galleria Colonna is open to the public every Saturday from 9.00 a.m to 1.15 p.m.. The entrance is from via della Pilotta, 17. Private visits of the Gallery and the private Apartments are always available by appointment seven days a week, including holidays. Reservations can be made by calling 06/6784350 or writing to info@galleriacolonna.it. There are a number of publications on the Colonna family, Palazzo Colonna and its Art Collections which you can find either at the book shop on Saturday morning in Galleria Colonna on Via della Pilotta 17, or at the offices of the Galleria Colonna. For more information, please consult the website: www.galleriacolonna.it. Thank you for your attention and we invite you to visit this historical Roman residence of great charm and rare beauty.

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