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  1. Avatar Chandi
    March 9, 2018 @ 6:33 am

    This is excellent John! Indeed, I agree that among the wonders and treasures of Rome, the San Luigi dei Francesi church must be counted, where one can just cruise in and view 3 Caravaggios. I hope that the world will remain safe enough and respectful enough that such treasures can remain.

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      March 10, 2018 @ 12:33 am

      Thanks, Chandi. Who knew 400-year-old paintings could be so soothing?

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  2. Avatar Chandi
    March 9, 2018 @ 6:33 am

    This is excellent John! Indeed, I agree that among the wonders and treasures of Rome, the San Luigi dei Francesi church must be counted, where one can just cruise in and view 3 Caravaggios. I hope that the world will remain safe enough and respectful enough that such treasures can remain.

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  3. Avatar Dick Sweterlitsch
    March 9, 2018 @ 11:04 am

    And don’t forget Caravaggio’s only fresco housed in Villa Aurora, A few blocks from the U.S. Embassy. Check information on Google when this privately own home can be visited. The current owner is in poor health, which may restrict visits. The fresco created for a cardinal who dabbled in alchemy is marvelous. Pictures of it are on-line as well.

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  4. Avatar Dick Sweterlitsch
    March 9, 2018 @ 11:04 am

    And don’t forget Caravaggio’s only fresco housed in Villa Aurora, A few blocks from the U.S. Embassy. Check information on Google when this privately own home can be visited. The current owner is in poor health, which may restrict visits. The fresco created for a cardinal who dabbled in alchemy is marvelous. Pictures of it are on-line as well.

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  5. John Henderson John Henderson
    March 10, 2018 @ 12:32 am

    Thanks for the note, Dick. I had no idea about Villa Aurora. Will put it on my list.

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  6. Avatar Geoff Stephenson
    March 10, 2018 @ 9:58 am

    Hi John.
    Was Caravaggio cera long lived? You have him dying in 2010!! I presume 1610.
    Apart from that little detail, what an interesting article. I will make tracks to Vicolo del Divino Amore and Via di Pallacorda next time i get to Rome.

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  7. Avatar Geoff Stephenson
    March 10, 2018 @ 9:58 am

    Hi John.
    Was Caravaggio cera long lived? You have him dying in 2010!! I presume 1610.
    Apart from that little detail, what an interesting article. I will make tracks to Vicolo del Divino Amore and Via di Pallacorda next time i get to Rome.

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  8. Avatar Un po' di pepe
    March 11, 2018 @ 12:41 am

    I visit San Luigi dei Francesi every time I am in Roma. I need to get to Galleria Borghese one of these days. Great article! Cristina

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  9. Avatar Un po' di pepe
    March 11, 2018 @ 12:41 am

    I visit San Luigi dei Francesi every time I am in Roma. I need to get to Galleria Borghese one of these days. Great article! Cristina

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  10. Avatar Somkietr
    June 24, 2019 @ 7:15 am

    Thank you for the reviews I am also an admirer of Caravaggio. I have seen his at Villa Borghese in Rome and some in London National Gallery and his at a church in Sicily where he eluded the prosecution. I plan to see some more next time I am in Rome.

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  11. Avatar Somkietr
    June 24, 2019 @ 7:15 am

    Thank you for the reviews I am also an admirer of Caravaggio. I have seen his at Villa Borghese in Rome and some in London National Gallery and his at a church in Sicily where he eluded the prosecution. I plan to see some more next time I am in Rome.

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