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St Peter was martyred during the reign of Emperor Nero in 64AD, and his body was buried with other Christian martyrs. A church was built over the remains in the 4th century, and this church was replaced by the present St. Peter's Basilica in the 16th century. Half way through the 120 years that it took to build, Michaelangelo, at the age of 70, was asked to supervise the design and construction, and the church as it stands today is as he envisaged ...
Rome is well known for its statues but, in particular, ...
... away, and yep pretty much a straight line on the map. So I have no idea why it took me over 1 hour and having to ask 10 people for directions to finally get there! On a day that was about 40 degrees it was not a good start to Italy. I did remind myself that I’m on holidays and had nothing to do today, so if it takes me all day to wash some clothes then that’s ok, but I was still wound up, sweating and flustered. I felt like I ...
... the main altar, is The Last Judgement where Jesus sits in the middle surrounded by saints leading the select few to heaven and condemning the rest to hell. Interestingly, in the hands of the saint to Jesus' right is a human skin, a self portrait of Michelangelo himself. Around the sides are 12 specific biblical stories. 6 from the Old Testament depicting the struggles and triumphs of Moses and on the other side 6 from the New Testament showing the ...
... the flesh, but today was not the day.....or so we thought!!!
As it was nearly 3pm, we decided to slowly make our way back to the station. We were probably within 500m of the station, when we noticed there was no traffic in the Via del Corso, the main street. This seemed a little unusual but we thought maybe they had closed the streets for Xmas shopping. Half way up, we needed to cross a fairly large street to reach the station but ...