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BEATO ANGELICO IN CONVENT OF ST.MARCO

Half Day Tour in Florence

Although it may not be as famous as the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia, the Museo Nazionale di San Marco (the San Marco Museum) is certainly one of the top museums in Florence and the only almost entirely dedicated to Fra Angelico, a leading figure in the early Renaissance painting and also a patron for Catholic artists, for he was beatified in 1982 by pope John Paul II. As a Dominican friar, Fra Angelico had an insight knowledge of the religious themes and his paintings were renowned for their profound spirituality ........

BASILICA OF ST. CLEMENTE

Half Day Tour in Rome

The Basilica of San Clemente is not just another church in Rome, it is unique! Its magnificent frescoes and its 12th century mosaic depicting "The Cross as the Tree of Life" will engage both your mind and heart. Following the steps down to the underground level you can travel back in time and visit a 4th century basilica quite perfectly preserved, and after that, going even deeper to the Roman level, you will discover a former pagan temple dedicated to the Persian god Mithras .......

COLONNA GALLERY

Half Day Tour in Rome

The Galleria Colonna is one of the few surviving private museums that is still administrated by the same noble family.  Walking through its rooms is like going back in time, learning about the glorious past of the Colonna (who owed their  fortunes to the cardinal Ottone, elected pope in 1417 with the name of Martin V) and enjoying their great taste for art as they had put together a sensational collection of paintings and ancient statues. The Gallery stunning fresco decoration .....

VILLA FARNESINA

Half Day Tour in Rome

Villa Farnesina, in the heart of Trastevere, is the right place if you want to breathe the atmosphere of a real Renaissance residence. His owner, the banker Agostino Chigi (1466-1520), was the wealthiest man of his days, a great patron of arts and a big party lover. His villa was designed according to Vitruvius principles by the fashionable architect and painter  Baldassarre Peruzzi, and the fresco decoration was realized by his good friend ........