Rome; Free Art Masterpieces in Churches

Caravaggio Paintings in San Luigi dei Francesi

San Luigi dei Francesi church.  The painting on the left is Caravaggio's "The Calling of St Matthew" and a portion of his "St Matthew and the Angel" is on the right.
San Luigi dei Francesi church. The painting on the left is Caravaggio's "The Calling of St Matthew" and a portion of his "St Matthew and the Angel" is on the right. | Source

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How to View Free Art Masterpieces without Queuing or Paying Entrance Fees

Tourists flood the city of Rome and queue for hours at the most famous places of historial and religious interest such as The Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum, which are incredible and which have entrance fees. But there are jewels of art and story to be discovered and enjoyed in small churches tucked in quiet piazzas round Rome city center, which charge nothing at all.

Less than 100 meters from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon there are two churches housing works of art from Caravaggio and Raphael, among other great painters and sculptors; the church of San Luigi dei Francesi and the Basilica of St Agostino.

In this article I'll be listing -

  • the principal works of art in each of the churches
  • a few pieces I particularly like, because they struck me as beautiful the day I went with my camera.
  • how to get to the churches
  • the downside
  • review of a coffee shop that's really close by

Street Sign for Piazza Navona and Pantheon Outside S. Luigi dei Francesi

Street sign outside the church of San Luigi for Piazza Navona and the Pantheon which are within 100 meters
Street sign outside the church of San Luigi for Piazza Navona and the Pantheon which are within 100 meters | Source

The Church of San Luigi dei Francesi - Opening Hours

Opening times are limited and slightly erratic:

  • Friday - Wednesday: 10.00 - 12.30. then in the afternoon 15.00 -19.00.

  1. It is open on Thursday morning only.

Entrance is free:

  • Buying a candle helps with the upkeep of the church and you can buy brochures too.

Mass times:

  • Monday to Friday 19.00
  • Saturday 12.30
  • Sunday 10.30

San Luigi dei Francesi the Church

The facade of the church San Luigi dei Francesi by architects  Giacomo della Porta and Carlo Fontana 1550-1580.  Below are the statues of Charlemagna and St Louis, above are ther statues of St. Clotilde and St Jeanne de Valois
The facade of the church San Luigi dei Francesi by architects Giacomo della Porta and Carlo Fontana 1550-1580. Below are the statues of Charlemagna and St Louis, above are ther statues of St. Clotilde and St Jeanne de Valois | Source

Where S. Luigi dei Francesi and S. Agostino Curches are in Rome City Center

show route and directions
A markerPiazza San Luigi de Francesi, 5 Rome -
San Luigi dei Francesi, Piazza di San Luigi de' Francesi, 20, 00186 Rome, Italy
[get directions]

St Luigi dei Francesi

B markerPiazza Sant'Agostino, Rome -
Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 00186 Rome, Italy
[get directions]

St. Augustine Basilica

C markerThe Pantheon, Rome -
Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome, Italy
[get directions]

The Pantheon is less than 100 meters away

Domenichino's Painted Ceiling of the Ascension of St. Luigi

The Painted Ceiling  of St Luigi's life, death and ascension.
The Painted Ceiling of St Luigi's life, death and ascension. | Source

The Pulpit and the Ceiling Fresco

The central isle of the church with end of 16th century pulpit (on the left)
The central isle of the church with end of 16th century pulpit (on the left) | Source

San Sebastian in the First Chapel on the Left

San Sebastian painting
San Sebastian painting | Source

Fourth Chapel in San Luigi dei Francesi is dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary paintings in the fourth chapel on the left
Virgin Mary paintings in the fourth chapel on the left | Source

What Art To See in S. Luigi Church - a Selection

Firstly a little of the history of the church itself.

The foundation stone to the original church was laid by a Cardinal Medici in 1518, a small building built in the honor of the King of France, Francis 1. The Renaissance/Baroque church standing today is much bigger (having been torn down, sackaged, then only slowly rebuilt - until Catherine De Medici poured money into it. And boy did she pour money into it!).

Its side chapels were decorated between 16th and 18th centuries, its choir re-built, as was the cuppola. The apse changed from flat to semi-circular and architect Antoine Dérizet also covered the walls and columns with elaborate, rich marble slabs in varieties of colors. He restored the vaulting and the nave after 1753, (where you can see his marble decorations). He had the coffer panels painted. He erected an organ gallery which you can see over the entrance.

Apart from the floors, which were renovated in 1870, the church of San Luigi dei Francesi is the same today as it was in the late 18th century when Dérizet finished with it.


My most favorite pieces are these (in no order of importance) though once in the church there are many more pieces that might strike your fancy:


  • The pulpit in the nave which has beautifully and simply painted panels of wood (of the Virgin, St. Catherine, John the Baptist, St. Joseph and St Charles). It stands out for its lack of ostentation among pillars of white marble, glittering gold pillars and ornate paintings everywhere.

  • The fabulous ceiling which a Palace of Versailles artist Joseph Natoire painted, while not as famous as one or two other famous Roman church ceilings we all know about is gorgeously rich. Domenichino painted the San Luigi Ascension.

  • In the Contarelli chapel, on the three walls above and around the altar are three commissioned works by Caravaggio - in his realistic style, (his chiaro schuro light with models of people 'off the streetì), which made him so unpopular in his time! "Three of the greatest and most influential paintings ever produced in Italy" confidently writes the author of the church brochure.

  1. The Calling of St. Matthew (see header photo)

  2. St. Matthew and the Angel

  3. The Martyrdom of St Matthew (see photo below)

  • In the Nave High Alter is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary painted by Francesco Bassano the Younger in the 16th century. The ceiling around the painting is one of the most gold ornate baroque ceilings in Rome, with so much gilded stucco - all paid for by Catherine of Medici.
  • In the first chapel on the left is a painting of Saint Sebastian.
  • Because I love women's stories through time, and Mary's is one of the most told and most powerful since her son was murdered, I really like the chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary with a restored Adoration of the Magi (Baglione), Mellin's Annunciation and the Visitation (on the ceiling).

Caravaggio's Martyrdom of St Matthew

The Martyrdom of St Matthew Caravaggio 16th century
The Martyrdom of St Matthew Caravaggio 16th century | Source

Caravaggio

Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work
Caravaggio: The Artist and His Work

All about Caravaggio, the man and his works

 

The St. Augustine Basilica

The Basilicata di Sant Agostino in Campo Marzio, Rome.
The Basilicata di Sant Agostino in Campo Marzio, Rome. | Source

The Basilica of Sant'Agostino Opening Hours

Opening hours:

During the week through the year the church is open 7.30 - 12.30. Closes at lunch time.

Reopens in the afternoon 3.00 - 6.00

It stays open until 7.00 from April till November.

Admission is free

Again you can contribute to the upkeep of the church by buying guides or postcards at the booth, or lighting candles at the altars.

Address

Via della Scrofa, 80. (Campo Marzio)

Phone

06 - 68 80 19 62

Masses

Monday - Saturday 8.00 a.m. and 6.30 pm

Sunday - 8.00 a.m. 10.00 a.m. 12.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.

Opening and closing times are approximate and Masses may change their timetable because it is an operating church (not just a gallery of art).

God the Father Ceiling Painting by Battista Ricci

Giovanni Battista Ricci (16th century) painting of God the Father with scenes of St Monica, the Baptism of St. Augustine and more
Giovanni Battista Ricci (16th century) painting of God the Father with scenes of St Monica, the Baptism of St. Augustine and more | Source

The Altar of St Anne, Raphael, Prophet Ezechiel

The Prophet Isiah by Raphael and below Sansovino's marble statue St. Anne, Virgin Mary and Child Jesus
The Prophet Isiah by Raphael and below Sansovino's marble statue St. Anne, Virgin Mary and Child Jesus | Source
Ezechiel
Ezechiel | Source
St Anne, Virgin Mary and Child Jesus statue by Sansovino
St Anne, Virgin Mary and Child Jesus statue by Sansovino | Source
Caravaggio's The Virgin Mary of the Pilgrims
Caravaggio's The Virgin Mary of the Pilgrims | Source

What Art to See at Sant'Agostino Church

First a little about the church, or basilica.


This Augustinian masterpiece of a church (built in the XIV century, finished at the end of the XV century) has architectural proportions that astonish you as you enter. Corresponding to symbolic interpretations, (we're told the saint dwelt on the allegorical meanings of numbers), the church has twelve arches, twelve side chapels, twelve windows, which correspond to the Bible's twelve Apostles and the twelve tribes of Israel.

"For Augustine, seven represented the Old Testament and eight the New Testament".

The mixture of Old testament works of art and those of the New Testament is such an unusual church theme; the twelve episodes from the life of Virgin Mary in the central nave, the six famous women of the Old Testament between the windows, the Four Evangelists and the Redeemer in the dome are stunning.

Most Famous Works of Art in St. Augustine Basilica Rome

There are a great many treasures in this off the beaten track church, from the statue of Our Lady of Childbirth, to Pinturicchio's God the Father, to the Gothic crucifix, Bernini's chapel and others that are just as renowned, or less known but beautiful or interesting nevertheless.

Here is a selection of one or two of the famous pieces I love:

  • My eye picked out and dwelled immediately on massive frescoes of the prophets which occupy the pillars. The most famous is the fresco of Isiah painted by Raphael (1512), in the central nave. The prophet's script reads "Open the doors so that the people who believe may enter" (Is 26.2).
  • Along the pillars are massive frescoes of Daniel, Zachariah, Micah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah.
  • Andrea Sansovino's St Anne, The Madonna and Child is (1510-12) carved from one piece of marble and is placed beneath Isiah. I'm a grandmother and so I was moved to tears to see this women threesome; the grandmother, mother and baby infant. It is such an honor to women. "The divine genealogy prophesied by Isiah transcends and embraces the human genealogy".
  • The two angels holding up shell shaped holy water fonts in the central nave as you walk into the church are beautiful (Angels Raphael and Gabriel).
  • Caravaggio's The Virgin of the Pilgrims (1569-1609) in the Chapel of Our Lady of Loreto.

Since there are several Basilicas that are grander round the city, a note to 'pilgrims' - everyone in Rome refers to this Basilica simply as 'Sant'Agostino'.

Angel Gabriel

Angel Gabriel marble statue water font.
Angel Gabriel marble statue water font. | Source

A Funeral Monument that I Like

I'm sorry but I don't know about this Saint or Church person.  Do you?
I'm sorry but I don't know about this Saint or Church person. Do you? | Source

The Downside to Looking at Church Art in Rome Center

......is purely practical, If you can look at it that way! It's to do with the body more than the soul or spirit or imagination!

Exploring Rome city center free art masterpieces in churches doesn't cost any admission fee, neither does it offer personal convenience. It could be uncomfortable. Here is a list of the downside of your explorations, which are worth bearing in mind before you set off.

Below, I've included a solution that's really very pleasant, and not expensive either.

  • The churches may have services when you are visiting, so you might not be able to wander around as freely as you like at that time.
  • Although there are official opening and closing times, they can be flexible (late! or even early!).
  • There is nowhere to park outside.
  • There is nowhere to change a baby, plonk an umbrella, leave a knapsack.
  • There are no bathrooms
  • There are no refreshments
  • Crying children are not appreciated, (noise is not tolerated generally)
  • These two churches don't provide guided tours 'by phone', though there are visiting guided tours.


A Roman Bar for a Cappuccino Break Nearby

A coffee shop bar across from the church for a rest room break, a cappuccino or a phone call!
A coffee shop bar across from the church for a rest room break, a cappuccino or a phone call! | Source
Coca Coca advertising on the walls of the coffee shop bar
Coca Coca advertising on the walls of the coffee shop bar | Source

Bar Milano

There is a small non-touristy bar called Bar Milano diagonally across from Sant Agostino. The coffee is wonderful, the atmosphere is typically proletariat Roman, there is a bathroom and some history attached, which is not common knowledge these days. In the warm weather there are tables and chairs out on the sidewalk.

I've chosen to feature it because Rome is a mixture of the ancient and the artistic, rubbing shoulders with the day-to-day city. It isn't a museum, it's also a fascinating city where Italians go about their daily lives in exactly the same way the rest of the world does, give or take a swear word or two, just as they did when the churches were being built, being frescoed, being sacked and being re-built again. (Caravaggio has those faces in his works).

Once upon a time in the not so distant past there used to be a betting shop across the road from the Bar Milano which used to be filled with men either drowning their sorrows, celebrating their winnings, or hanging out. The owners, the 50's decor, the coca cola ads on the walls, the feel of the place is the same as it was back in the day.

For the price of a cappuccino and a cornetto, (less than $3) you can enjoy more than the taste of coffee. You can rest your feet, use the bathroom, study the map, make phone calls and nobody will bat an eye lid. I've included a link to how to order coffee in a bar here!

Piazza Navona and the Pantheon are just literally around the corner (see the map). A cappuccino will be much, much more expensive there - in proportion to their astounding 'outside' beauty - but you will have already planned to see them, surely.

Bar Milano in Rome Center

Inside a characteristic old bar- bar Milano opposite the churches.
Inside a characteristic old bar- bar Milano opposite the churches. | Source
Cappuccino and cornetto at the bar Milano
Cappuccino and cornetto at the bar Milano | Source

How to Get to The Pantheon/Piazza Navona Area

The center of Rome is quite a small area and easy to walk around. The 64 bus (which starts its journey at the Termini Station and winds through the center of the city) will drop you off near Piazza Navona and you are just a few minutes away from the churches.

I've noticed a lot of websites advocating Piazza Barberini as the stop off point and that is quite a walk away. It's not close at all. Being in Rome means being given the wrong information almost all the time. (Best to have a map). Never mind, there's always a bar (coffee shop) or a church to pop into for a rest and more art gazing.

Please rate this article if you like it! (the 5 stars option is above).

Have fun! Buona giornata.

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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Penelope. Wonderful hub. Rome is full of treasures and a lot of it is free as you pointed out. I remember the Church of S. Luigi but not the others. Will have to go back soon.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thanks for dropping by to comment. I want to read your recent b&b hub and will do soon but have to meet a train. (Might just be on time!)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wow what a wonderful hub;I vote up and share.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Wow what a wonderful hub;I vote up and share.

Eddy.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a beautiful hub, Goodlady! I gave it a 5 star rating, because I love the photos and all the details that you've described. Thank you for sharing the information - reading your hub was a wonderful way to explore church art in Rome!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Really grateful for your votes and for your share Eiddwen.

Thanks so much for rating AliciaC and I'm really really pleased you enjoyed the photos and details and felt you were exploring church art in Rome!

Appreciate your caring comments and your vote. Thank you so much.


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Janis Goad 4 years ago

I am amazed at how much art there is everywhere in Rome in the Old World.

In North America, there is less are and culture, but the strength is the presence of the land. Regardless of the beauty of the museums and galleries and the history of the ideas that blossom there so visibly, I feel so weighted down and confined in Europe, and so free and expansive in the open spaces of the land in North America. What do the rest of you experience?


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

I wasn't aware this was a debate! Thanks for your comment though. Europe indeed is heavy with culture and art and North America does indeed have fabulous lands; it also has great art! My favorite North American art comes from Hollywood. Great movie scripts, wonderful stories, beautiful movies with genius designers such as Dean Tavoularis .

My Hub is about the art that is free to see in Rome churches, for those interested in looking at what was going on a few centuries ago here in this Old World. It may not be everyone's taste, it may feel heavy, but one of the two world masters of art are here to be seen for nothing.


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Janis Goad 4 years ago

Sorry, Goodlady, I did not intend it as a debate. I am truly amazed at the art that you have shown in Rome! In fact I have never been in Rome, and the thought of walking into these churches and public buildings and seeing for free what artists with huge talent and spirit created centuries ago and which still charge the souls of people who see them, thrills me.


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

The only help I can offer is that the reclining figure appears to be a cardinal. But maybe you already knew that and it isn't helpful!

I really want to visit Italy. I could this May, but I'm afraid it will be super crowded so I think we'll go somewhere else, instead. What is it like in May compared to later in the us member after European schools have let out?


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Maybe one day you'll visit Janis. Hope so.

Natasha. I wonder which cardinal? I think you are right. When I find out, I'll come back and give him his title.

May is not as super crowded as the summer. It's a lovely time of year here. It does get crowded during June and July. Please let me know. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This is just up my street as they say! lol! just to visit and see all this wonderful art work would be amazing, so voted up because the photos were awesome too!


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chrissieklinger 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Amazing photos and wonderful information and tips! Awesome job!!!!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Glad you like it Nell Rose and maybe you'll visit one day.

Appreciate your kind comments.

Thanks chrissie!


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LauraGSpeaks 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

Gorgeous photography!!! I love the statue of the angel Gabriel. This is a trip on my bucket list for sure. Thanks for all the tips!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

You know where to find me Laura! I love Angel Gabriel too, standing by the entrance like that! Many thanks for your comments. Appreciated.


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wilderness 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

I absolutely love your pictures - very well done! Like others have said, I would like to visit one day, and with the information you've provided, church art will absolutely be high on my list of what to see. Personally, I like artwork that is "in use" so to speak more than if it hangs on a museum wall.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Everyone has their tastes of course and I wouldn't chose to hang many of these art works on my walls (Caravaggio yes!) - but you are right, well worth the visit to Rome. Hope you will come one day and enjoy.

Appreciate your comments thank you


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

You hub has taken my breath away with all the beauty within it. I've always wanted to visit Italy but after following you and reading your hubs the more determined I am to visit.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Thanks GoodLady,

You have taken me back to my youth and the pictures are wonderful. All hours are flexible in Rome. But when I was there no fees for the Colosseum just fees for brochures. The art is magnificent.

I have been away working on my research and non-profit for Autism. But I couldn't possibly resist your hub.

Absolutely beautiful!!

JT


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

So glad you remembered what it used to be like in Rome! all the best with your autism project.

Thanks so much for your comment. I do appreciate it.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

You have to make it then. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the beauty in the pictures. They are unbelievable and to think that they just hang on the walls for us all to enjoy.

Thanks so much for commenting.


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JT Walters 4 years ago from Florida

Oh GoodLady,

I hope to revisit in person someday but I have to take one day at a time. It is true of all of Rome children are to see and not really heard. I remember being in Rome with American children and it was hilarious watching them. They were loud, noisy and swinging from the trees in the park. The Italians were a bit surprised to say the least.

You are a very good photographer. Thumbs up. But the people of Rome and Italy for that fact are just as beautiful as the art work.

Someday I wish to bring, my son who is Italian from the north, once I have my business up and running successfully which should be in about 3-5 years.

GoodLady beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. Thank you for sharing this wonderful hub for those of us who can't get out and see the new Rome.

Cheers!!

JT

PS

Spumante and smoked eel is coming up for the Holidays.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

You'll find it's a changed city! But the art work lives on.

Buon appetito for your eels!!!!! Cin cin per il spumante)

Thanks again for reminiscing here. What a great honor.


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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Those pictures are beautiful. The art in Rome are some of the most beautifulest art ever produced.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

That's for sure - some of the most 'beautifulest'!! So pleased you liked the pictures and thanks for commenting.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Wow! Beautiful paintings and artworks. I rated it 5. I have been to the city of Rome before the millennium and I´m sure I passed by these churches but never went inside. My priority at that time was to visit the Sisteen Chapel and St. Peter Cathedral. I´ll surely visit these churches next time I´ll be in Rome. Thanks for this very informative hub. Voted up and more;-)


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Good, glad you found the churches which have art works that are well worth the visit. The churches are almost hidden because they are in streets that are so short. But now you have the map!

Grateful to you for the 5 stars and also for voting. Thanks you so much.


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epigramman 3 years ago

..well my GoodLady, I would consider you Penelope, a really great lady for this most beautiful hub presentation. In fact I would say it's one of the most beautiful hub works I've ever had the pleasure of reading - and it's a sumptuous feast for the eyes and a thorough history/cultural lesson for the mind. It's so nice to meet you and I must send you fan mail from an already gushing admirer of your work which is like a labor of love in terms of your dedication to research, text and life affirrming images - hubbravo from the epi-man - 1:43pm lake erie time ontario canada and sending you warm wishes from me and hopefully also a few more admirers as well


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

I am so honoured and humbled by your kind words. I wish you a beautiful year and perhaps you will visit these wonderful masterpieces yourself one day. Thank you most sincerely. from both Rome and Tuscany 7.52 Sumday evening.


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Your hub is a work of art in itself, GoodLady. If I am ever so fortunate to visit Rome, I'm taking a copy with me. Since I cannot think of anything more pleasurable than painting or a fine cup of exquisite coffee, your piece feels custom designed for my eyes.

Last weekend, I saw an episode of Antiques Roadshow on the St. Louis channel for our local PBS station and was brought to tears over an exquisite painting that had disappeared from Mexico many years ago, painted by a very young Diego Rivera. It is an oil painting of a Mexican worker. The man who grew up seeing it hung "behind a door" in his childhood home, was astounded to hear it is worth $1 million. It is categorized as Antique Roadshow's greatest find of the year.

Someday, Penelope, I hope to peruse the churches and galleries you've listed here in your treasure chest of a hub. Bravo and thank you!


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

What a touching story of the Antiques Road show and Diego Rivera's long lost painting!

You will really love all the paintings and treasures this city holds; I think I'll write one or two more hubs on them and until you get here to see them for yourself, well, perhaps you will enjoy the ones here.

Oh and the coffee of course.

Appreciate your kind comments and share. Thank you. Penelope


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Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France

I lived in Rome for a while myself but hardly got to see anything nice (nightmare boss from hell...!) I need to go back as a tourist, I really do. Great hub, voted up and beautiful.


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

It's nice and empty in August in Rome, though hot - a great time to visit.

Appreciate your votes, comments etc and I do hope you will make it back soon.


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CelebrateUSA 3 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

GoodLady,

I was shocked to see the Coca Cola ad! Amazing! What a wonderful hub. I am putting Italy on the top of my list. Excellent guidance you provided for the traveler who loves art work. Voted up!


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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thanks!

There's even a McDonalds at the Pantheon! Not such brilliant news but hey, we live in a globalized world.


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jtrader 2 years ago

I would like to see those frescoes fr myself ;-)

That coffee shop should be a good place to rest after.

Voted up and interesting!


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GoodLady 2 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Now you know how to spend a wonderful morning in the Eternal City! Enjoy AnND many thanks for dropping by here.


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missolive 19 months ago from Texas

Oh how I wish we still had the ol' bookmarking feature here on HubPages, this is just what I've been looking for. I guess the next best thing will be to start a Pinterest board and title it Rome. Pinning!


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GoodLady 19 months ago from Rome, Italy Author

It's a wonderful morning's treat so enjoy! Thanks so much for Pinning! Appreciate it.

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