"Saint Peter's Basilica -

2000 Years of History and Art"

Past Live Lecture on October 18th 2021 with Francesca Barberini

Come and Discover:


Saint Peter Basilica is the heart of Christianity in Rome. Since the moment St. Peter was buried there it became a site of pilgrimage, and up to nowadays flock of pilgrims and visitors are going there.

In this conversation we are going to take a virtual tour of this magnificent place/ site talking about the deep meaning of images and the way they talk to and accompany us in spiritual journey.

The lecture has been recorded for you!

If you have any problems or questions don't hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]

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Francesca Barberini

is an art historian with a degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza, and who lives in Rome, city she truly loves. Francesca is a member of the illustrious Barberini family that produced Pope Urban VIII, who consecrated and decorated the new St Peter’s Basilica. She spent several years cataloguing art religious buildings in central Italy, she began leading tours in Rome and surroundings. Her knowledge of art is, literally, encyclopedic! Although she leads tours of all the major sites in Rome, she loves leading tours in Roman palaces focusing on the way people use to live in the “Palazzi” and the way their collections of art where “used” in daily life, expressing the ideas of the family and is completing a book on the subject.