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Sixtus V's Acqua Felice

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While Sixtus V’s pontificate (1585-90) may have been short-lived, his legacy in the Eternal City has been just that–eternal. The Pope’s nonstop fervor for using public reform as a means of promoting himself, the Church, and Rome led him to complete…

The Martyrdom of St. Januarius in the Amphitheater at Pozzuoli

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This painting was one of many completed for the choir of the Duomo at Pozzuoli. Artemisia completed three paintings- Saints Proculus and Nicea, The Martyrdom of St. Januarius, and The Adoration of the Magi. Lanfranco, Stanzione, Cesare Francanzano,…

Fountain in Piazza del Campidoglio

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Matteo Barolani da Castella, the winner of the fountain's design competition, designed a fountain for the Piazza del Campidoglio, the top of the Capitoline Hill, in 1589. Two fountains, at the foot of Michaelangelo's stops, statues of reclining river…

Le Fontane della Cordonata

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At the foot of Michaelangelo's Cordonata, two identical lion fountains greet visitors climbing the steps to the Piazza del Campidoglio today, just as they once did in 1588. These Egyptian lion sculptures were placed at the foot of the Cordonata in…

Fountain in Piazza d'Ara Coeli

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In 1589, Giacomo della Porta and Pietro Gucci, under the Pope’s direction, designed and constructed a fountain for the Piazza d’Ara Coeli on the Capitoline Hill, next to the Basilica of Santa Maria and the Cordonata, a location where the Pope’s…

Il Botte di Monte Cavallo

Once the Acqua Felice had reached the Quirinal in 1587, the Pope extended his influence and his gift of water to Rome’s other hills, leaving his mark across Rome’s changing urban landscape. At the highest point on the edge of the Quirinal Hill sat…