What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
Pope Francis

Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

When St. Peter's Square was hidden amid the streets of Rome

2016-09-18

St. Peter's Basilica was not always visible as it is today. It was hidden in the streets of the Borgo neighborhood.

This is one of many discoveries one can make when visiting "La Spina” exhibition, which goes over the history of the Vatican from ancient Roman times until the Jubilee year of 1950.

CLAUDIO PARISI PRESICCE
Councilman for Cultural Goods (City of Rome)
"There are three Romes: the visible Rome, the hidden Rome, and the invisible Rome, which is a product of all the transformations that this ancient city has undergone throughout time.”

This exhibition sheds light on the invisible Rome, so that the visitor can see what the city looked like in the past.

It is tied together by the Spina di Borgo, a row of buildings that separated St. Peter's Square from the Tiber river, conferring the Vatican a very different appearance from that which it has today.

CLAUDIO PARISI PRESICCE
Councilman for Cultural Good (City of Rome)
"We have explained what this 'thorn' is; this linear segment that goes from the Tiber to St. Peter's Basilica... All its transformations, its meaning throughout time, and the moment when it was torn down, making way for the Via della Conciliazione, inaugurated in 1950.”

The new Via della Conciliazione had a crucial symbolic element. In the spirit of reconciliation brought on by the Lateran Treaty, Mussolini wanted to build a great avenue that represented the new friendly relationship between the Italian Republic and the State of Vatican City, after years of hostility.

The exhibition is located in the Capitoline Museums, in the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, and it is open until November 20.
 

AG
RR
SV
-PR
Up:
#Arte