Not far from the Colosseum, but generally not included in the classic Rome itineraries, the archaeological site of the Baths of Caracalla surprises for the great architectural skills of the Romans and for the poignant beauty of the archaeological remains.
1700 was an incredibly vibrant century in Rome from the artistic point of view; crossroads of artists, intellectuals, connoisseurs and art lovers, the Eternal City was an incubator of ideas that, developing, have shaped our vision of classical aesthetics.
By crossing the entrance of the Vatican Museums we mostly think about art, history and religion. We think about the power of Roman sculptures and the calm of Egyptian statues. To the timeless perfection of the Renaissance frescoes by Michelangelo and Raphael.
And that’s exactly where we have to go: halfway between the rooms frescoed by Raphael for popes Julius II and Leo X and Michelangelo’s sensational Sistine Chapel. There, in the rooms frescoed at the end of the 1400s by Pinturicchio for Pope Alexander VI Borgia, we find a museum of modern art; this is the collection opened in 1973 by Pope Paul VI, one of the thirteen museums of the Vatican Museums.
I'm Mirta, I was born in Rome, where I also live in, and work as Tourist Guide in Rome and Latium I am gratuated in Art History and Museology at the university Università degli studi Roma Tre; I spent a long time in Paris to study at the École du Louvre. With my studies a get specialized in Art History and Archaeology, and I love to share everything I know about that. I love travelling, and consider every travel as a great way to make new experiences and discover different sides of life. Each single travel leave in our deep something important, and we have to be ready to seize: that allows us to grow up every instant, and makes us rich, as nothing else is able to do. All my travels and people i met, gave me great experiences, and all these are so important for my profession. This blog is like my shared clipboard, where a lot of different elements and suggestions concur to define an image of what I'd like to share which everyone would like to meet me during a tour.