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Vatican Mosaic Studio

Back in the late 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII became pretty much obsessed with mosaics. He brought Venetian mosaic artists to Vatican City specifically to teach their trade to Roman craftsmen, who soon set about decorating parts of St. Peter’s Basilica, including the Gregorian Chapel and the Dome of Michelangelo.

Such was the success of this new artistic initiative that mosaics spread to other cupolas in the Basilica, becoming an integral part of this masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.



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Vicus Caprarius 20202.5kmsite_ao
Rome, Campanile walk 2 en 2.2kmsite_izi
Piè di Marmo (Marble Foot) 20202.2kmsite_ao
Madama Lucrezia 20202.4kmsite_ao
The Globe of the Vatican Obelisk 20202.6kmsite_ao
Rome, Campanile walk 1 en 2.2kmsite_izi
In Rome, do as the Romans do! en fr it ru 20141kmsite_izi
The Flying Donkey 20201.3kmsite_ao
Porto di Ripetta 20201.8kmsite_ao
Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa Grande (Church of San Francesco a Ripa) 20202.5kmsite_ao
Sant’Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso 20192kmsite_ao
Passetto del Biscione 20191.8kmsite_ao
Il Facchino 20192.3kmsite_ao
Buca Dello Spione 20191.8kmsite_ao
Santa Maria sopra Minerva Flood Markers 20192kmsite_ao
Durandal’s Mark 20192kmsite_ao
Basilica of San Crisogono 20192.2kmsite_ao
Il Facchino 20192.3kmsite_ao
‘Il Babuino’ (‘The Baboon’) 20192.2kmsite_ao
Museo Storico Nazionale Dell’ Arte Sanitaria 20190.8kmsite_ao
Elephant and Obelisk 20192kmsite_ao
Vatican City Walls 20190.2kmsite_ao
Villa Doria Pamphili Park 20181.7kmsite_ao
Mussolini’s Balcony 20182.3kmsite_ao
Parish Church of Santa Maria del Popolo 20172.1kmsite_ao
Rome’s Hidden Art Nouveau Courtyard 20182.3kmsite_ao
Saint Catherine Russian Orthodox Church 20170.8kmsite_ao
The Wax-Encased Remains of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi 20172.2kmsite_ao
Stumbling Stones of Rome 20182.4kmsite_ao
Uffici Giudiziari 19581.6kmsite_brutalism
Vatican City 19840.3kmsite_whs

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