Roman churches are like the rooms of a free museum, rooms filled with exquisite architecture, precious marbles, ornate chapels, and of course, amazing sculptures and works of art. It’s a pity that quite a number of them are neglected. In this tour I recall four least-visited masterpieces housed in four different churches that are definitely worth seeing.
The Michelangelo’s Moses, housed in the basilica of S. Peter in chains, carved by the artist for the tomb of pope Julius II; the Ecstasy of St Teresa, in the church of St Maria della Vittoria, considered to be a paradigm of baroque art due to the genius of Bernini; the Contarelli Chapel, in the church of S. Luigi of the French, where for the first time Caravaggio shocked the artistic circles of the city showing his new revolutionary style; the Tempietto, in the church of S. Peter in Montorio, the first perfect example of renaissance architecture in Rome.
An exciting tour for art lovers.