Who is the devil?

During important celebrations in St.Peter's Square with the presence of the Pope, i.e. Easter or during a canonisation, we can see an image of the Archangel Michael defeating Satan. The same image is also conserved inside the Basilica, as a mosaic, but unfortunately not visibile to visitors because it is located in the section northwest…

San Nicola In Carcere (in prison) – a “den full of popes”

Some future popes were incardinated in this church before becoming such, in addition to some well-known personality of Papal Rome discovering that Nicholas III, Boniface VIII and Alexander VI cardinals of San Nicola in Carcere does not make it even more fascinating, but the list of cardinals holding the title of this church helps us to understand how…

Magnanimous Raphael

Isn't it joyful thought to see this exception that confirm the rule. The stereotype of an artist is weird, depressed, anxious, if not schizophrenic. His creation is the ‘relief valve’ of his malaise which brings to light his talent and genius. What about Raphael? I am browsing through pages and pages that describe his life and his character…