So, we finally have a Pope. The world was surprised…
A great place to go during your visit to Rome is to the many churches that are located almost everywhere in the city. You donâ€™t have to pay to get in and you will see some of the most beautiful art work ever created.
Churches are usually open during different times of the day and are normally closed during lunch hour till three. The most astounding paintings, frescoes and paintings are on display. Created by some of the most famous artists of the baroque and renaissance periods. These include Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini and Raffaello.
Although everyone wants to go see the Vatican museums and the Sixtine Chapel the queues are usually long and you have to got there quite early too. Unfortunately most of the churches that have many fantastic works of art are overlooked for the bigger more well known churches and basilicas.
Another great thing to go look at in the churches are the nativity scenes around Christmas. These are extremely well made and the attention to detail is often exquisite and very pleasant to the eye. A lot of the churches also ask that you switch off your cell phone and that you keep the noise to a minimum and to take pictures with out using the flash. The most famous is probably in St Peterâ€™s square, but you will also enjoy the Piazza Navonaâ€™s and Spanish Stepsâ€™, from which our B&B Rome De Cappuccini is close to.
Also bear in mind when you do go to see these fantastic works of art, is that every church you walk into is a fully functional place of prayer and worship. Please donâ€™t forget to take off any hats you may be wearing.
Rome isnâ€™t just about Saint Peters Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Gardens and Museums . There are so many other places to go and see the art on display and its free. You wont be disappointed.