St. Peter's Basilica - Baroque period Lesson 3


In this course you will:

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Learn more about the interior of the Basilica. In particular you will be regaled with stories of how the Barberini family infuenced and sponsored the"Baldacchino".

This spectacular masterpiece of the baroque period, covers the Papal altar and the tomb of Saint Peter himself.



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St. Peter's Basilica - Baroque period Lesson 3

Discoevr the wonders of Saint Peter's Basilica Inside and out

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. She also loves leading tours in roman churches showing the way art has been the best medium to express deep ideas and concepts of their time. With Francesca, context is key!