We will explore the masterpieces of Michelangelo scattered throughout Rome, and will discover the stories and interesting anecdotes about his life.
Michelangelo was considered to be the greatest artist in his lifetime, and since then, he is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture and architecture are among the best known. Although the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine (Vatican) are probably the best known of his works today, the artist saw himself primarily as a sculptor. For posterity, Michelangelo remained among the small group of the most exalted artists, who were brought to express, as Shakespeare or Beethoven, the tragic experience of humanity with the largest depth and universal in scope.
Start your visit at Porta Pia: the door which was one of the last works of Michelangelo. Your second destination is the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where the conversion by Michelangelo of a former bath in the Church is considered to be a masterpiece.
Walk down the cobblestone streets and join San Pietro in Vincoli, known under the name of St Pierre in chains, the Church that houses the sanctuary of Giulio II and the famous sculpture of Michelangelo, Moses. Strolling through the historic center of Rome, we will reach the Piazza del Campidoglio, a place with a unique perspective designed by "The master and father of all the arts". Head to the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, where you'll see close and in detail the Cristo della Minerva of Michelangelo, also known under the name of the risen Christ.
Complete your experience in the footsteps of Michelangelo with a visit to the Piazza Farnese, a place dominated by the impressive Farnese palace designed by the artist.
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