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By Anthony Majanlahti

Rome is known for its constructions and structure, yet simply who equipped its famous and lovely buildings? This designated account—part heritage and half go back and forth guide—explores the households and people who outfitted Rome from the floor up. all the districts ruled by means of the fabulously wealthy households of the Popes—including the Colonna, della Rovere, Farnese, Borghese, Barberini and others—are explored and coupled with a brilliant account of the family’s heritage, together with their scandals and intrigues in addition to their relationships with artists like Bernini and Michelangelo. An itinerary with maps and engravings presents an in depth consultant to every family's monuments. well-known websites akin to the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and St. Peter's Cathedral tackle new importance because the background of the Roman nobles who positioned their stamp at the urban is unveiled.

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