Exploring Rome: My Top Three Tips

Vintage, photo location and design market: time for a break between the cultural treasures and exhibitions of Rome. Here come my three favorite tips for you! P.S.: this article is of course unpaid, I just wanted to share my discoveries with you. Enjoy.

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Cosmos & Dead Butterflies: Frescoes of the Villa Medici in Rome
The frescoes display mythological creatures and cosmological allegories.

Cosmos & Dead Butterflies: Frescoes of the Villa Medici in Rome

Medici. Ever since I was little, I was fascinated by this family, that not only ruled with unique strategic cunning, but also commissioned some of the most important works of the Renaissance. Further more, art was an important tool for them, cleverly used to maintain power. The influence of the Medici has manifested beauty that almost scares, for example in one of their most prestigious buildings, the Villa Medici in Rome. A visit was therefore obligatory.

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Santa Maria Maggiore: white flowers and blood-red gold for Virgin Mary
A ceiling made of pure gold in Santa Maria Maggiore

Santa Maria Maggiore: white flowers and blood-red gold for Virgin Mary

Rome. One of my first destinations in the Eternal City was the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. More than 1,500 years old and located on the Esquiline Hill, it is one of the few churches in Rome that has preserved an early Christian structure. And as with many historic buildings, its story began with a legend.

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Weimar: Anna Amalia’s famous library

Until today, Weimar is considered to be a center of culture and houses a world- famous library. Significantly contributing to that was a duchess, who broke conventions and brought culture. Duchess Anna Amalia of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.

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