About Sta Maria del Popolo
Throw away the heavy guidebook and awkward map and explore your destination like a local. Go on and explore the city with an audio guide. Its easy to use fun affordable and informative. Stay in control of the tour by setting the starting time and the pace and by deciding what you want to see and how long you wish to spend at each stop. Just select and download the audio guide of your destination sync your iPod or MP3 player and start exploring the world like never before! Sta. Maria del Popolo is an extraordinary but often overlooked art site. Hidden behind its unassuming facade is a trove of celebrated art treasures and unique architectural features from the 800-year-old icon adorning the altar‚ to the first dome of the Roman Renaissance‚ to the last Baroque tomb! By knowing what you are looking at as you make your way across Piazza del Popolo and through this remarkable church youll gain a deep and lasting appreciation of the essence of the place and of the central role this delightful church has played in Romes history‚ by virtue of its location just inside the city‚ principle north gate. If you appreciate art architecture culture and history and you thirst for more and better information about what you see when you travel M. Jane McIntoshs Smart Art Guides are for you! The narration covers - Andrea Bregnos unique Lombard architecture and sculpted tombs and altars - Pinturicchios late 15th C frescoes and Bramantes famous apse - Much work by Bernini including Daniel and Habakkuk - Andrea Sansovinos ground-breaking tombs for Cardinals della Rovere & Sforza - Marcillats stained glass windows‚ unusual in Rome - Raphaels remarkable Chigi Chapel 1520 completed by Bernini 1652 - Two Caravaggios The Martyrdom of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul - Altarpieces by Annibale Caracci Carlo Maratta Sebastiano del Piombo - Sculpture by Mino da Fiesole Lorenzetto Ercole Ferrata Algardi Monnot - Giuseppe Valadiers Piazza del Popolo and more! The narration is organized in three parts - Background Context ‚ Slice of History - 18 minutes - On-Site Guide to Piazza & Exterior - 17 minutes - On-Site Guide to Interior - 80 minutes Includes - Audio guide download Excludes - Audio guide player Language English Please Note - Instructions for audio guide download will be provided upon booking.