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DK Eyewitness commute consultant: Rome is your in-depth advisor to some of the best of Rome, the main attention-grabbing urban in Italy. event the classical Rome and step contained in the iconic Colosseum; event the non secular Rome and stopover at the Vatican urban, a rustic all its personal; event the scrumptious Rome and walk the city's appealing piazzas with a gelato in hand.
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It was brought to Rome in AD 357 by the order of Constantine II and put up in the Circus Maximus. It was rediscovered, broken into three pieces, in 1587, and was re-erected in the following year. Next in age is the obelisk in Piazza del Popolo, from the 13th or 12th century BC. It was brought to Rome in the time of Augustus and also erected in the Circus Maximus. 57 Piazza Navona with Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, by Pannini (1691–1765) The slightly smaller Obelisk of Piazza Montecitorio was another of Augustus’s trophies.
You should also look for churches such as San Carlo ai Catinari with its beautiful dome by Rosato Rosati and the many Sant’Andrea al Quirinale (1658) 49 churches by Bernini’s rival, Borromini. Sant’Agnese in Agone and San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane are famed for the dramatic concave surfaces of their facades, while the complex structure of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza makes it one of the miniature masterpieces of the Baroque. Where to Find the Churches Gesù pp110–11 Pantheon pp114–15 Sant’Agnese in Agone p123 Sant’Andrea al Quirinale p163 San Carlo ai Catinari p152 San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane p163 Santa Cecilia in Trastevere p213 San Clemente pp188–9 Santa Costanza p266 Santi Cosma e Damiano p88 Santa Croce in Gerusalemme p185 San Giovanni in Laterano pp182–3 Sant’Ignazio di Loyola p108 Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza p124 San Lorenzo fuori le Mura p267 San Luigi dei Francesi p124 Santa Maria degli Angeli p164 Santa Maria in Cosmedin p204 Santa Maria Maggiore pp174–5 Santa Maria della Pace p123 Santa Maria del Popolo pp140–41 Santa Maria in Trastevere pp214–15 Santa Maria della Vittoria p257 San Paolo fuori le Mura p269 St.
Toward the end of the 16th century, Church patronage was generous to the Milanese-born Caravaggio (1571–1610) despite his violent character and unruly life. The Carracci family from Bologna also flourished – especially brothers Annibale (1560–1609) and Agostino (1557–1602). The work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) can be seen all over Rome. He succeeded Carlo Maderno (1556–1629) as architect of St. Peter’s, and created its great bronze baldacchino, the splendid colonnade (see pp228–9), and numerous fountains, churches, and sculptures.