Michelangelo Tour in Rome
Saint Peter in Chains Basilica in Rome
Michelangelo Tour starts in the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains is preserved one of his most beautiful sculptures: the Moses, sculpted in 1515.
The Moses is a sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.
Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, it depicts the biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, based on a description in chapter 34 of Exodus in the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible used at that time.
Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to build his tomb in 1505 and it was finally completed in 1545; Julius II died in 1513 The initial design by Michelangelo was massive and called for over 40 statues. The statue of Moses would have been placed on a tier about 3.74 meters high, opposite a figure of St. Paul. In the final design, the statue of Moses sits in the center of the bottom tier.
The Capitole Square is a great example of Michelangelo geniality as an architect. To be seen the very famous steps called Cordonata.
TheFarnese Palace, today seat of the French Embassy, is the best example of the italian Renaissance in Rome. To be seen the wonderfull central balcony.
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