Thursday, March 11, 2010

Villa Borghese

I had the chance today to tour the Borghese Gallery. Borghese, for those who don't know, is a gold mine for famous art from the Rennaisance as well as many statues created by famous italian artists. There are few things more exciting than seeing a room full of the most famous pieces of art in history. The gallery is not large but one famous piece after another is displayed anywhere from walls to the ceilings. Absolutely beautiful. There are few words that can accurately describe this collection of the works of Carravagio, Michelangelo, Bernini, Rafaello, and Donatello among others. The gallery is also situated in the middle of a beautiful park which many of us had the chance to walk through yesterday. These gems are a bit of a change of pace from the bustling Rome we have been seeing but they are always welcoming to the eye whether you are an artist or not.

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