The creation of the Capitoline Museums goes back to 1471 when Pope Sixtus donated his collection of statues to the city of Rome. This group of art and archaeological museums is located on the Capitoline Hill. Among the amazing collections Bernini's Medusa was my ultimate favorite.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
The Villa Farnesina is one if the most beautiful examples of Renaisance design in Rome. It was built on the banks of the Tiber in 1509 by Baldassarre Peruzzi for Agostini Chigi. Although best known for its frescoes by Raphael I was most drawn to the sumptuous use of beautiful marble used throughout the villa to create a completely unique interior.