The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
chairs in front of the monumental facade of St. Peter in Vatican City
chairs in front of the monumental facade of St. Peter in Vatican City
The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin and the Triton fountain
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin and the Triton fountain
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin and the Triton fountain
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin and the Triton fountain
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Night shot of the Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere
Interior of Lateran Baptistery. Rome, Italy
Interior of Lateran Baptistery. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Interior of the Church of St. Louis of the French. The church's most famous item is the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio. Rome, Italy
Merklin organ in Church of St. Louis of the French in Rome. Italy
Merklin organ in Church of St. Louis of the French in Rome. Italy
Façade of San Luigi dei Francesi, National Church in Rome of France.
Façade of San Luigi dei Francesi, National Church in Rome of France.
Neo-Gothic architectural details of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage in Rome, Italy
Neo-Gothic architectural details of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Suffrage in Rome, Italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The Papal cathedra of St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The Papal cathedra of St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
The decorated ceiling of a St. John lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
Interior view of a St. John lateran Basilica (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
Interior view of a St. John lateran Basilica (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano) in Rome, italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
View of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
the facade of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
the facade of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Italian: Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore) in Rome. Italy
the facade of the church of San Carlo ai Catinari (Saints Blaise and Charles in Catinari). Is an early-Baroque style church in Rome, Italy
the facade of the church of San Carlo ai Catinari (Saints Blaise and Charles in Catinari). Is an early-Baroque style church in Rome, Italy
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
view of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Repubblica square, Rome
interior view of the church Sant'Agnese in Agone  in Rome. It faces onto the Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city.
interior view of the church Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome. It faces onto the Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city.
interior view of the Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (Italian: Santa Maria in Trastevere) in Rome. This image represents the 13th-century mosaics in the apse.
interior view of the Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (Italian: Santa Maria in Trastevere) in Rome. This image represents the 13th-century mosaics in the apse.
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
The Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome
Tomb of Pope Pius V in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy.The architect Domenico Fontana designed the chapel, which contains the tombs of Sixtus V himself and of his early patron Pope Pius V
Tomb of Pope Pius V in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy.The architect Domenico Fontana designed the chapel, which contains the tombs of Sixtus V himself and of his early patron Pope Pius V
Tomb of Pope Pius V in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy.The architect Domenico Fontana designed the chapel, which contains the tombs of Sixtus V himself and of his early patron Pope Pius V
Tomb of Pope Pius V in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy.The architect Domenico Fontana designed the chapel, which contains the tombs of Sixtus V himself and of his early patron Pope Pius V
Dome of the Borghese Chapel in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The famous icon of the Virgin Mary known as Salvation of the Roman People, due to a miracle is preserved in the chapel
Dome of the Borghese Chapel in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The famous icon of the Virgin Mary known as Salvation of the Roman People, due to a miracle is preserved in the chapel
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Side altar in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Side altar in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
High altar and apsis mosaic in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The central medallion of the apse shows the Coronation of the Virgin. Jesus and Mary are seated on a large oriental throne. The Son is placing a jeweled crown on Mary's head
High altar and apsis mosaic in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The central medallion of the apse shows the Coronation of the Virgin. Jesus and Mary are seated on a large oriental throne. The Son is placing a jeweled crown on Mary's head
Lateral chapels of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Lateral chapels of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main nave of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Main altar of the Sistine Chapel in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. This chapel of the Blessed Sacrament is named after Pope Sixtus V, and is not to be confused with the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, named after Pope Sixtus IV. The main altar in the chapel has four gilded bronze angels by Sebastiano Torregiani, holding up the ciborium, which is a model of the chapel itself
Main altar of the Sistine Chapel in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. This chapel of the Blessed Sacrament is named after Pope Sixtus V, and is not to be confused with the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, named after Pope Sixtus IV. The main altar in the chapel has four gilded bronze angels by Sebastiano Torregiani, holding up the ciborium, which is a model of the chapel itself
The apse of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The apse at the head of the nave is illustrated with magnificent mosaics. The central medallion of the apse shows the Coronation of the Virgin. Jesus and Mary are seated on a large oriental throne. The Son is placing a jeweled crown on Mary's head. The construction of the church was tied to the Council of Ephesus of 431 AD, which proclaimed Mary Theotokos, Mother of God
The apse of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The apse at the head of the nave is illustrated with magnificent mosaics. The central medallion of the apse shows the Coronation of the Virgin. Jesus and Mary are seated on a large oriental throne. The Son is placing a jeweled crown on Mary's head. The construction of the church was tied to the Council of Ephesus of 431 AD, which proclaimed Mary Theotokos, Mother of God
Borghese or Paolina Chapel and Salus Populi Romani in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The famous icon of the Virgin Mary is known as Salvation of the Roman People, due to a miracle.It is at least a thousand years old, and according to a tradition was painted from life by St Luke the Evangelist
Borghese or Paolina Chapel and Salus Populi Romani in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The famous icon of the Virgin Mary is known as Salvation of the Roman People, due to a miracle.It is at least a thousand years old, and according to a tradition was painted from life by St Luke the Evangelist
The nave mosaics in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The nave mosaics recount four cycles of Sacred History featuring Abraham, Jacob, Moses and Joshua. They are among the eldest christian mosaics in Rome
The nave mosaics in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. The nave mosaics recount four cycles of Sacred History featuring Abraham, Jacob, Moses and Joshua. They are among the eldest christian mosaics in Rome
Night shoot of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Night shoot of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome Italy. As a papal basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore is often used by the pope. St. Mary Major is one of the only four churches that hold the title of major basilica in Rome
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano.  It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano.  It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano.  It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Apse of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The apse of the Basilica includes frescoes telling the Legends of the True Cross, attributed to Melozzo, Antoniazzo Romano, and Marco Palmezzano. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Way of the cross in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto. including part of the Elogium or Titulus Crucis. It houses although two thorns of the Crown of Thorns; part of a nail; the index finger of St. Thomas; and three small wooden pieces of the True Cross. ]Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Way of the cross in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto. including part of the Elogium or Titulus Crucis. It houses although two thorns of the Crown of Thorns; part of a nail; the index finger of St. Thomas; and three small wooden pieces of the True Cross. ]Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Way of the cross in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto. including part of the Elogium or Titulus Crucis. It houses although two thorns of the Crown of Thorns; part of a nail; the index finger of St. Thomas; and three small wooden pieces of the True Cross. ]Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Way of the cross in the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto. including part of the Elogium or Titulus Crucis. It houses although two thorns of the Crown of Thorns; part of a nail; the index finger of St. Thomas; and three small wooden pieces of the True Cross. ]Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Chapel of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Night shoot of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem  in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The façade of the Basilica, which was designed by Pietro Passalacqua and Domenico Gregorini shares the typical late Roman Baroque style. Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. The basilica assumed its current Baroque appearance under Pope Benedict XIV (1740–58). Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
Night shoot of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in the rione Esquiline, Rome, Italy. The façade of the Basilica, which was designed by Pietro Passalacqua and Domenico Gregorini shares the typical late Roman Baroque style. Santa Croce is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. According to tradition, the basilica was consecrated around 325 to house the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. The basilica assumed its current Baroque appearance under Pope Benedict XIV (1740–58). Several famous relics of disputed authenticity are housed in the Chapel of the Relics, built in 1930 by architect Florestano Di Fausto.
The Chapel of St. Venantius The Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Pope John IV (640-42) added the Chapel of St. Venantius, the largest of the three side chapels. The large Chapel of St. Venantius (640-42), positioned on the northeast corner between the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist and the narthex, is especially notable for its mosaics (642-49). The apse mosaic centers on John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, a reference either to the baptistery's other chapels or to St. John Lateran next door.
The Chapel of St. Venantius The Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Pope John IV (640-42) added the Chapel of St. Venantius, the largest of the three side chapels. The large Chapel of St. Venantius (640-42), positioned on the northeast corner between the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist and the narthex, is especially notable for its mosaics (642-49). The apse mosaic centers on John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, a reference either to the baptistery's other chapels or to St. John Lateran next door.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Ceiling of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. On the ceiling of the Baptistry is the story of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312).  Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Ceiling of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. On the ceiling of the Baptistry is the story of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312). Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Narthex or vestibule of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The façade projected by Alessandro Galilei (1735) is a screen across the older front. The narthex or vestibule, does express the nave and double aisles of the arch basilica. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Narthex or vestibule of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The façade projected by Alessandro Galilei (1735) is a screen across the older front. The narthex or vestibule, does express the nave and double aisles of the arch basilica. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X.  Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The 13th century cloisters  of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters  of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters  of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The apse of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The papal cathedra, the presence of which renders the arch basilica the cathedral of the pope bishop of Rome, is located in its apse. The decorations are in cosmatesque style. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The apse of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The papal cathedra, the presence of which renders the arch basilica the cathedral of the pope bishop of Rome, is located in its apse. The decorations are in cosmatesque style. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The high altar and the 14th-century Gothic ciborium of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. By legend, the relic of the original wooden altar used by Saint Peter comprises the high altar. Above the ciborium are the appearances of Sts. Peter and Paul. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The high altar and the 14th-century Gothic ciborium of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. By legend, the relic of the original wooden altar used by Saint Peter comprises the high altar. Above the ciborium are the appearances of Sts. Peter and Paul. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X.  Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy.  In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X.  Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
Left side view of St. Peter's Square and the colonnades in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Left side view of St. Peter's Square and the colonnades in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Inside view of the left side colonnade of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church" from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
Inside view of the left side colonnade of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church" from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain  in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain  in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Inside view of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Inside view of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Dome of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy.  Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Dome of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
The Costa Chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. The Costa Chapel follows the same plan as the Della Rovere chapels but it was furnished by Portuguese Cardinal Jorge da Costa who purchased it in 1488. The most important works of art are the paintings of the lunettes by the school of Pinturicchio depicting the four Fathers of the Church; the marble altar-piece by Gian Cristoforo Romano (c. 1505); and the funeral monument of Cardinal Costa by the school of Andrea Bregno. The bronze and marble funeral monument of Pietro Foscari from 1480 is preserved here. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
The Costa Chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. The Costa Chapel follows the same plan as the Della Rovere chapels but it was furnished by Portuguese Cardinal Jorge da Costa who purchased it in 1488. The most important works of art are the paintings of the lunettes by the school of Pinturicchio depicting the four Fathers of the Church; the marble altar-piece by Gian Cristoforo Romano (c. 1505); and the funeral monument of Cardinal Costa by the school of Andrea Bregno. The bronze and marble funeral monument of Pietro Foscari from 1480 is preserved here. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Basso Della Rovere Chapel in Della Rovere Chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. The Della Rovere (or Nativity) Chapel is the first side chapel on the right aisle. It was furnished by Cardinal Domenico della Rovere from 1477 after the reconstruction of the church by his relative, Pope Sixtus IV. The pictorial decoration is attributed to Pinturicchio and his school. The main altar-piece, The Adoration of the Child with St Jerome is an exquisite autograph work by Pinturicchio himself. The tomb of Cardinal Cristoforo della Rovere (died in 1478), a work by Andrea Bregno and Mino da Fiesole, was erected by his brother. On the right side the funeral monument of Giovanni de Castro (died 1506) is attributed to Francesco da Sangallo. The chapel is one of the best preserved monuments of quattrocento art in Rome. The church of Santa Maria del Popolo contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Basso Della Rovere Chapel in Della Rovere Chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. The Della Rovere (or Nativity) Chapel is the first side chapel on the right aisle. It was furnished by Cardinal Domenico della Rovere from 1477 after the reconstruction of the church by his relative, Pope Sixtus IV. The pictorial decoration is attributed to Pinturicchio and his school. The main altar-piece, The Adoration of the Child with St Jerome is an exquisite autograph work by Pinturicchio himself. The tomb of Cardinal Cristoforo della Rovere (died in 1478), a work by Andrea Bregno and Mino da Fiesole, was erected by his brother. On the right side the funeral monument of Giovanni de Castro (died 1506) is attributed to Francesco da Sangallo. The chapel is one of the best preserved monuments of quattrocento art in Rome. The church of Santa Maria del Popolo contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Bernini's Daniel in the Chigi Chapel of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Banker Agostino Chigi commissioned Raphael to design and decorate a funerary chapel for him around 1512–1514. The chapel is a treasure trove of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and is considered among the most important monuments in the basilica. The dome of the centralized octagonal chapel is decorated with Raphael's mosaics, the Creation of the World. The statues of Jonah and Elijah were carved by Lorenzetto. The chapel was later completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Fabio Chigi. His additions include the sculptures of Habakkuk and the Angel and Daniel and the Lion. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
Bernini's Daniel in the Chigi Chapel of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Banker Agostino Chigi commissioned Raphael to design and decorate a funerary chapel for him around 1512–1514. The chapel is a treasure trove of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and is considered among the most important monuments in the basilica. The dome of the centralized octagonal chapel is decorated with Raphael's mosaics, the Creation of the World. The statues of Jonah and Elijah were carved by Lorenzetto. The chapel was later completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Fabio Chigi. His additions include the sculptures of Habakkuk and the Angel and Daniel and the Lion. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
The main aisle of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
The main aisle of the basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo in the city center of Rome, Italy. Santa Maria del Popolo was reconstructed between 1472 and 1477 on the orders of Pope Sixtus IV. The church is hemmed in between the Pincian Hill and Porta del Popolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall as well as the starting point of Via Flaminia, the most important route from the north. Its location made the basilica the first church for the majority of travelers entering the city. The church contains works by several famous artists, such Raphael, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio, Alessandro Algardi, Pinturicchio, Andrea Bregno, Guillaume de Marcillat and Donato Bramante.
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