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While you are walking in the city of Rome, you're looking at the important monuments made by great artists. For example Fountains, Churches, also small and It's not famous church brings statues, pictures and fresco ( painting wall).
So let's see out of the museum without paying entrance, what you can see....

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Two of his best-known works, the Pieta ( St. Peter's Basilica ) and David ( Academia museum in Florence), were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel (Vatican Museum) in Rome.

At 74 he succeeded Antonio da Sangallo the Younger as the architect of St. Peter's Basilica. Michelangelo transformed the plan, the western end being finished to Michelangelo's design, the dome being completed after his death with some modification.
Let's follow the footsteps of his work.

"Pieta"   1497-1499    
Basilica di San pietro ( Vatican)
Piazza San Pietro
How to reach: Metro Line A (Ottaviano), Bus.64, H
Open: 1/Oct-31/Mar: 7:00-18:30,  1/Apr-30/Sep:7:00-19:00
Michelangelo is only 22 years old. The stature is 1.74m high.
The pieta by Michelangelo is not only important in artistic, also important first work he has done with Carrara marble. The Pieta was born on a block of made of Carrara hand-picked by Michelangero. It's different "Pieta" with other.
Sculpture wanted to give the young face of the Virgin Mary.

Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli

Piazza Sanpietro in Vincoli 4a

To Reach: Metro Line B (Cavor ) to walking in via cavour direction to Fuori imperiale
you meet the steep steps on the left ( Via san francesco di Paola) by climbing these narrow steps.
Open: Apr-Sep 8:00-12:30, 15:30-19:00 / Oct-Mar 8:00-12:30, 15:00-18:00

The moses, you'll meet in Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. The church was founded in the fifth century
by the Empress Eudoxia in order to guard a precious relic: the chain with which St. Peter was bound as a prisoner in Jerusalem which is now preserved under the high altar and is exposed to the faithful people on August 1st of each year.

1545 in the right of the church you can admire one of the masterpieces of the sixteen century. The moses is marble sculpture (high 235 cm). In 1513 Deigned for a part of the statue for the tomb of Giulio ll.

" Cristo della Minerva"    1519-1520
Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Piazza della sopra minerva 42
To Reach:Bus n. (via del corso-minghetti) 450m on foot
Open: everyday 8:00-19:00

It's marble sculpture ( high 205 cm ). Christ is depicted standing in on a tree, while also keeps the barrel and the sponge with which the port was the vinegar and the face looks in the opposite direction. It was originally nude, after added the drapery made of gilded bronze.


Michelangelo Buonarroti
 (Born 1475   Caprese near Arezzo )

Italian Renaissance Sculptor, Painter,
Architect, Poet
Michelangelo was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time. A number of his works in painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in every field during his long life was prodigious when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account he is the best documented artist of the 16th century.


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