Sunday, September 18, 2016

Time and money saving tips for art lovers


Eager to see some of the great Renaissance Masters but short of cash when in Rome?
 Pop into any church for free, avoid the crowds and admire and absorb at your leisure.

In Basilica Parrocchialle Santa Maria del Popolo one can see
Bernini
Raphael
Caravaggio 








Ladies just remember that shoulders and knees must be covered.
It's a perfect excuse for buying a couple of beautiful scarves from any street vendor (there are hundreds) to create a quick shawl and sarong skirt to pop over your top and shorts.  This also doubles as a perfect and cheap souvenir of your Roman Holiday. 

Basilica Parrocchiale Santa Maria del Popolo  Rome - July 2015




16 comments:

  1. Great idea -- one I've done many a time. But the idea of buying the street sarong is brilliant! Going to remember that one -- a nice souvenir and functional!

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    1. I got that hint from the hotel concierge. Every time I wear one of those scarves now I think of Rome :)

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    1. They all were! I hope you go one day you would love it. :)

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  3. You are so right. Rome has so many treasures you can see for free. My favourite is Michaelangelo's La Pieta in St Peter's.

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  4. Oh yes that is by far my favourite too.

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  5. Beautiful images here and last posts Debs.. hope that you're fully recovered from the flu by now. I agree absolutely, there is so much beauty to see for free in Europe, especially when you come from such a young country as Australia 😊

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    1. Thank you, it's definitely something you don't see here. I'm fully recovered from the flu now too :)

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  6. Mi piace guardare attraverso la tua finestra...; è un susseguirsi di incantevoli emozioni!
    Buon inizio di settimana e felice di conoscerti,cara Debs.
    Un caro saluto dall'Italia e da Luci@

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    1. Grazie mille per le sue gentili commenti. And it is a pleasure to meet you too :)

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  7. That's a wonderful idea, Debs! If I find myself in Rome, I will try that and think of you. :) Happy Monday!

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    1. Happy to help. I hope you get to Rome soon and please do think of me :) xx

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  8. Terrific advice! Another spot that I've sometimes found to be a good source of publicly accessible classic art (much more so in Europe than here in Canada) has been post offices located in historic buildings. Such isn't usually the works of great masters, but it's still very beautiful and can still delight art and/or history fans quite a bit. :)

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. I've never thought of it before but you're so right! I saw some beautiful post offices in Europe. Much more pleasant to visit than the Australian version. :)

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