Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Three Day Trips in the Eternal City
After making our way into the Basilica of Saint Peter from the museums we had a chance to admire the original Pietà sculpted and signed by Michelangelo. This is the only piece of work he ever signed and he did so some years after it was completed when he overheard his masterpiece being credited to another sculptor ...
Exploring Rome with TravelEyes: Piazza Barberini to Piazza Navona
I never tire of my first glimpse of the "Pantheon":http://www.pantheon-rome.com as I enter Piazza della Rotonda and trying to find the right words to describe this mammoth building topped by an enormous gravity-defying dome made me appreciate it even more. This dome, enhanced by a halo of sunlight, is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world and the Pantheon is one of the best preserved of all the buildings bequeathed to us by the Ancient Romans ...
Villa Borghese, a Cardinal Experience in Rome
Rome is the densely populated and intensely popular capital city of Italy. But, right in the middle of its extensive urbanisation is the large and extraordinary public park, Villa Borghese. It is thanks to the cardinals and popes of long ago that this area has survived as an oasis of tranquillity ...
Rooftops of Rome
I felt like a bird perched on the roof of St Peter’s flanked by rough-hewn statues of Jesus, eleven apostles and Saint John the Baptist …