THE PONTIFICAL SWISS GUARD

THE PONTIFICAL SWISS GUARD

Today, when we talk about the Swiss Guard we immediately think of members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard; those young soldiers dressed in Renaissance uniform with which tourists love to have their photo taken at St. Peter’s. But, between the the 15th and 19th century...
THE VATICAN PIETÀ BY MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

THE VATICAN PIETÀ BY MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI

Michelangelo’s Pietà is one of the most beautiful sculptures in the history of art and one of the most representative works of the Renaissance ideal. It is one of the most important pieces the Florentine artist ever produced, possibly only matched in its significance...