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3 October 2016

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1 July 2016

Colosseum morning Tour

COLOSSEUM MORNING TOUR  – EARLY IN THE MORNING COLOSSEUM TOURS – ROME Rome – Choose our Colosseum morning Tour Rome’s Colosseum to enjoy the visit in comfort Rome with the Colosseum Morning tour visitors can enter either early in the morning to discover in the best way one of the main attractions of Rome Discover Rome with the Colosseum Morning tour to see the symbol of Rome at first light in the morning and enjoy a beautiful atmosphere.  COLOSSEUM MORNING  TOUR INCLUDES: COLOSSEUM, PALATINE HILL, ROMAN […]
27 June 2016
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Colosseum Morning Tour

COLOSSEUM MORNING TOUR  – EARLY IN THE MORNING COLOSSEUM TOURS – ROME Choose our Colosseum Morning Tour, Rome’s Colosseum to enjoy the visit in comfort Rome with the Colosseum Morning Tour visitors can enter either early in the morning to discover in the best way one of the main attractions of Rome Discover Rome with the Colosseum Morning tour to see the symbol of Rome at first light in the morning and enjoy a beautiful atmosphere.   COLOSSEUM MORNING  TOUR INCLUDES: COLOSSEUM, PALATINE HILL, ROMAN FORUM   […]
18 February 2016

Rome guided tours Caravaggio

CARAVAGGIO AND BAROQUE ROME – ROME GUIDED TOURS ON THE FOOTSTEPS OF CARAVAGGIO AND THE TRIUMPH OF ROMAN BAROQUE – PRIVATE TOUR Rome guided tours, Rome Private tours, Caravaggio, Bernini, private tour, guided tour, Rome, tour in Rome, roman baroque, Caravaggio in Rome   Rome guided tours – CARAVAGGIO AND BAROQUE ROME Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Much of his work has been made and […]
9 September 2015

Jubilee 2015 – Rome Extraordinary Holy Year Pope Francis – Tour in Rome

Jubilee 2015 – Holy Year – Pope Francis announced extraordinary Jubilee Year to 2015-2016  Pope Francis I° (Papa Francesco) announced the special Jubilee Year to start in December 8th. This is an extraordinary event considering that it is only the 26th Jubilee of Christian history. The Jubilee 2015/2016 will start on December 8, when it will open the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome formalizing the beginning of the Holy Year. Holy Year […]
9 January 2015
Guide of Rome - Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Guide of Rome – Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome Monument of Christina Queen of Sweden, daughter of Gustavus Adolphus, who died in 1689. The bas-reliefs represent the Queen’s abjuration of Protestantism in the Cathedral of Innsbruck. The medallion is a work of Carlo Maratta. Martyrdrom of St. Sebastian a mosaic copy from an original by Domenichino.On the right: Rome Monument of Countess Matilde in St. Peter’s Basilica […]
9 January 2015

The Chapel of the Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica

Chapel of the Pietà. So called from the celebrated marble group of the youth of Michelangelo, one of the earliest works of the great sculptor, executed by him in 1499 at the age of twenty-four. In the band crossing the breast of the Madonna is carved the name of the artist; this group in the only work signed by Michelangelo. It represent Christ, taken down from the keens of the Virgin Mary. When objections were […]
9 January 2015
The Monument of Pope Innocent VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica

The Monument of Pope Innocent VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome

The Monument of Pope Innocent VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica Monument of the Pope innocent VIII of the Cybo family; the most ancient papal monument in the present church, the work of the Pollajolo brother’s, the famous painters and sculptures.It is one of the three monuments of the popes removed here from the old basilica, the pope is at first represented on a throne as giving the benediction with one hand, while with the other […]
9 January 2015

Monument of Pope Pius VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica

Monument of Pope Pius the VIII by Tenerani, the Pope is represented among the statues of the Saviour, St. Peter and St. Paul, forming thus the most religious monument in the church.The door right underneath door is the entrance to the:Sacristy of the church built in the reign of Pope Pius VI, after the design of Marchionni.Most worthy of notice in it, is the famous Ciborio by Donatello in the chapel of the Benefiziati, and […]
9 January 2015

Monument of Urban VIII in St. Peter’s Basilica

Monument of Urban the VIII, of the Barberini Family. He was the pope who consecrated the present church in 1626 and who destroyed the roof of the Pantheon. To cast cannons for the defence of the church. The monument is the best among the works of Bernini in this church; the figure of the Pope with his hands outstretched, in the act of blessing, was imitated by Canova in the figure of Clement XIV in […]
9 January 2015

Privileged High Altar in St. Peter’s Basilica

Privileged High Altar where only a pope can officiate, or Cardinal who has received the permission from the pope. The present altar dates from the period of Pope Clement VIII, who consecrated it in June 1594; inside is preserved, as a holy relic, the altar at which St. Silvester (The Pope who consecrated the church in 323) officiated in the time of the Emperor Constantine. Like all the altars of the early Christian churches, it […]
9 January 2015
St. Peter's Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City tour

St. Peter’s Tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City – Tour in Rome Behind the central railing, of gilt bronze, is a little niche, which is supposed to be the only part left of the former oratory of St. Anacletus of which we have already spoken; on the floor there is a cross marking the tomb of the Apostle. On each side of the niche are mosaic portraits of St. Peter and St. Paul, […]
9 January 2015

Vatican Grottoes in Vatican City

Or crypt, the only part of the Basilica of Constantine still in existence. This is the very interesting as it contains many important tombs of Kings, popes, and precious relics of the primitive Church, which narrate in monumental characters the history of twelve centuries of Christianity. Down there are visible also the tombs of the last Popes.The Bronze Canopy of St. Peter’s BasilicaThe bronze Canopy covers the tomb of the Apostle and the confession (I) […]
9 January 2015

The Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

The Dome the most glorious in the world, is a miracle of art and beauty, on every square inch of which skill and precious material has been lavished. It is the masterpiece in architecture of Michelangelo (to which he devoted the last sixteen years of his life) and the most audacious architectonical enterprise that has never been attempted.The dimensions of the dome are: 405 feet (124 mts) from the floor to the base of the […]
9 January 2015

The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Interior of St. Peter’s Basilica. The solemn magnificence of the interior, resplendent in gold, shining in a fabulous profusion of rare marble, sparkling with mosaics, is one of the best and most magnificent of the works of man and is beyond all power of description. Architecture, painting, sculpture, the art making mosaic, of casting bronze have lavished their beauties and treasures on it. The church was built during the 16th century, the period of most […]
9 January 2015

Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Facade of St. Peter’s Basilica. The facade is solemn and imposing, and it was designed by Carlo maderno in 1612 during the reign of the Pope Paul V as is stated in the inscription of the frieze. The attic is surmounted by a balustrade, bearing colossal statues of the Redeemer St. John the Baptist and even apostles. Above the central entrance is the balcony where the Pope appears, after his election, to bless Rome and […]
9 January 2015

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica. The Church and the square of St. Peter occupy the very historical spot of the circus of Nero where many Christians, accused and convicted of having burnt Rome, suffered martyrdom (as is mentioned by Tacitus and Seneca) and where St. Peter was crucified.The remains of these early martyrs, were piously collected by Christians brothers and widows, to give them Christian burial in the neighbouring caves and grottoes, where the apostle Peter was […]
9 January 2015

The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City

The Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, was originally erected at Heliopolis, by the Egyptian King Nuncores; the Emperor Caligula (37-41 A.D.) had it brought to Rome and raised in his circus, which later on was named after Nero; here it was dedicated to Augustus and Tiberius as is stated on its pedestal. Guide of Rome.Among all the obelisks which decorated the ancient mistress of the world, this is the only one which has never been […]
9 January 2015
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St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome

St Peter’s Square in Vatican City – Tour in Rome St. Peter’s Square. We are indebted for this colossal work of beauty to the genius of Bernini who designed and directed its construction under the Popes: Alexander VII and Clement IX.The two porticoes are supported by 284 columns and 88 pilasters which, divided into four rows, encircle the square thus forming a kind of colossal vestibule for receiving the faithful who come to venerate the […]
9 January 2015

Castel Sant’Angelo, Mausoleum of Hadrian

Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) – Mausoleum of Hadrian, built by the Emperor Hadrian (130-135) after his return from his many travels all over the Roman Empire and probably inspired by the famous tomb which Queen Artemisia had erected in honor of her husband Mausolo the King of Caria, which Hadrian had seen in the course of his travels.The tomb, as well as the bridge, was built after the design of the architect […]
9 January 2015

Column of the Immaculate Conception

Column of the Immaculate Conception erected in 1956 by Pius IX, with the designs of Polletti, in memory of the solemn proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. On the base of the column are four statues of prophets; in the marble bas-reliefs, around are represented events concerning the Proclamation of the Dogma.
9 January 2015

Memorial House of Shelley and Keats – Tourinrome.com

Shelley and Keats Memorial House in Rome is a museum in Rome, in memory to the English Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, (Shelley and Keats)  Keats died in this house and the room holding his deathbed has been preserved as a shrine to the writer tortured. The museum hosts a variety of memories from both poets, John Keats due to its obvious connection to the house, and  Shelley due to his relation to the city of Rome. The guide to Rome, […]
9 January 2015
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The Spanish Steps – Guide of Rome – Tour in Rome

The Spanish Steps in Rome The Spanish Steps. This was the most important square and the heart of the old Papal Rome; it takes its name from the Palace of the Spanish Ambassador which rises in the West side of the square. Before the new part of the city was built, it was the English and American quarter and was surrounded by the best hotels. In the centre of it is the fountain of “Barcaccia” […]
9 January 2015

Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis is considered one of the most important monuments of the beginning of the Empire, erected nine years B.C. in honour of the Emperor Augustus, on his return from Gallia and Spain, and in commemoration of the peace re-established by this Emperor in the Roman World.The first bas-relief on the right that we upon entering the monument is believed by the historians to represent an episode narrated by Virgil in 3rd book of […]
9 January 2015

Mausoleum of Augustus

Built by the Emperor on 28 B.C. as a burial place for himself, all the members of the Claudian-Julian Family and their familiar servants.Strabo describes the tomb as a large monument in the vicinity of the river, rising on a gigantic sub-structure of marble, richly decorated and having over it a “tumulus” planted with evergreen trees. The whole was surmounted by the statue of the Emperor.The entrance faced the South and was decorated by an […]
9 January 2015

Popolo square – Piazza del Popolo – People’s Square

The most important entrance to Rome. It was designed by the architect Valadier for Pope Pius VII, in order to give a fist impression of beauty and magnificence to the people coming to Rome from the North; as, before railways were constructed, visitors had to enter the city through this square.The centre of the square is decorated with four Egyptian lions throwing water into four basins.Above the fountain rises one of the largest obelisks in the […]
9 January 2015

The Pincian Hill

The modern Pincio occupies the very spot of the “Collis Hortorum” or hill of gardens, of the Romans so called from the famous villa of Domitian Sallust and Lucullus which stood here. This last property was, later on bought by Valerius Asiaticus, who was put to death by the emperor Claudius at instigation of his wife Messalina, under the pretext of conspiracy against the Emperor.The Emperor Aurelian in 270 A.C. presented these gardens to the […]
9 January 2015
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The Borghese Gallery

The Borghese Gallery is considered the queen of private collections of art in Europe.The building was erected at the expenses of Card. Scipio Borghese, at he beginning of the 17th century, after the design of Giovanni Vasanzio the cardinal’s favourite architect. The museum originally consisted of many works of art found in the excavations made in the various properties of the Borghese family and especially at Gaby, the ancient Etruscan town. At the beginning of […]
9 January 2015

Villa Borghese

The largest and most lovely park in Rome, being about four miles in circumference. It was laid out by Card. Scipio Borghese, the favourite nephew of Pope Paul V (1605 -1621) and is decorated with beautiful fountains, small waterfalls, artificial lakes, imitations of ancient monuments and a large hippodrome.Up to 1901, it was the private property and residence of the Borghese family who, very often, used to give in it feasts and entertainments to popes […]
9 January 2015

The Palace of Queen Margherita – Palazzo Margherita

One of the best Palaces of Modern Rome built after design of the architect Koch in 1886 for Prince Boncompagni, who later on sold it to Queen Margherita. The building since the year 1944 belongs to the American Embassy and is surrounded by a little park, with beautiful centuries old trees, which is all is left of the gorgeous “Villa Ludovisi”, (a nephew of Pope XV) in the 17th century, was unfortunately entirely destroyed, to […]