Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Information on the Grand Putti Tour
The first stop is St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's is well known for its expansive art collection and sheer size. When you're in the Basilica try to close your eyes (if guards aren't hurrying you along) and imagine being the absolute only person in the entire building. It would be absolutely breathtaking. If you get a chance to climb St. Peter's definitely do it and experience one of the best views imaginable of the city of Rome. The second stop is The Museum of Modern Art, which is a nice change of pace from the typical things you will see from place to place in Rome. You will mostly find art here from 19th to 20th Century Italian artists but there are some even more contemporary pieces as well. This is one of the larger collections in Rome and definitely deserves time to be appreciated. The third stop on the walk is the Borghese Gallery. Here you will see many amzing pieces by famous artists like Bernini (eg. his Apollo and Daphne and David), Caravaggio, and Raphael. Though this is a smaller gallery there are a lot of amazing things to see here and it is so presitgious that reservations are required and people are only allowed in the museum for two hours at a time.