By Angela K. Nickerson
From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Capitoline Hill, this targeted resource—part biography, half historical past, and half commute guide—provides an intimate portrait of the connection among Michelangelo and town he restored to inventive greatness. Lavishly illustrated and richly informative, this trip better half tells the tale of Michelangelo’s meteoric upward push, his occupation marked by means of successive inventive breakthroughs, his tempestuous kin with robust consumers, and his austere yet passionate deepest lifestyles. supplying road maps that let readers to navigate the town and realize Rome as Michelangelo knew it, every one bankruptcy makes a speciality of a specific paintings that surprised Michelangelo’s contemporaries and sleek travelers alike.
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In the Middle Ages, the mausoleum was transformed into a fortress and altered significantly to become the Vatican’s stronghold, prison, and, for a time, treasury. The statue of Hadrian, removed long ago, was replaced by an angel, hence the name Castel Sant’Angelo. Now a museum, Castel Sant’Angelo offers a delightful view of the city as well as a café at the top of the structure. To access the mausoleum from the city center, Hadrian built the Aelian Bridge, now known as the Ponte Sant’Angelo, across the Tiber.
A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome (ArtPlace series) by Angela K. Nickerson