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The Baldacchino in Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Baldacchino in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Baroque restyling of an ancient sacral symbol Baldacchino is a term that dates back to the Middle Ages, that indicates a richly decorated structure created to protect people or important objects. The word “Baldacco”, however, referred to Baghdad,...