Monday, January 28, 2013

The Banker, the Pope and the Artist: villa Farnesina and the Corsini Gallery

Galatea, Raphael



People say that the best roman holiday is always the one to come. Maybe because every time you come in the Eternal city you discover a new and incredible masterpiece you didn’t expect. And you ask yourself: why I didn’t know about it? This is unbelievable.
If you ever had this feeling this is your tour.

Venus, Raphael

We well get in touch with one of the purest example of Reinassance art: the Villa Farnesina, built for the bankier the Popes Agostino Chigi and decorated by the most exquisite artist of the time: Raphael.

The Corsini Gallery

On the other side of the street another unexpected jewel: the Corsini Palace an elegant XVIII century palace built for the family of Pope Clement the XII. The first floor of the palace hosts the collection of art gathered by Cardinal Neri Corsini and other members of the family. Grandiose masterpieces and sophisticated small painting and sculptures are adorning the galleries and the rooms, making of this collection a unique example of a noble family mansion.

Caravaggio, St. John the Baptist, Corsini Gallery


-Practical information-
Days, timetables and churches to be visited are subject to change depending on your wishes and the opening hours of the monuments.
Duration:       2-2,5 hours
Languages:    italian / english / espaƱol / nederlands
Available every day AM (except on Mondays)

1 comment:

  1. Christiaan is very good in engaging the group and he weaves a joke here and there to add flavor to the tour. He is also very organized in presenting the facts in a step by step manner to us.
    A. S.

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