Piazza S.Pietro in Vincoli 4/a.
Palazzi dei Rolli is a unique concept of Genoa from 16th and 17th century when palaces and mansions of noble citizens of Genoa were listed in Rolli, and according to this listing owners of the palaces had to serve their city by providing accomodation to statesmen and nobel guests viting Genoa. Today 42 of those palaces are gathered under the protection of Unesco, and many of them may be visited free of charge as they are housing shops, banks, offices etc. Palaces are mainly located on Via Garibaldi and adjustant streets.
Loggia dei Lanzi also known as Loggia della Signorina was built between 1376 and 1382 and is located just next to Piazza della Signorina. It consists of wide arches open to the street and exhibits sculpture gallery of antique and Renaissance art. The most famous is the bronze statue of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini.
No doubt that central point of interest in Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is its imperssive altar - made in gold, gilded silver, precious stones and enamel, is a true masterpiece of Carolingian goldwork.
The son of the architect, Caravaggio (1573-1610) is considered a true innovator, especially in the use of the strong contrast between kight and dark. His early works attracted the attention of the influential Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, who became his first patron in Rome. Many of his Caravaggio's religious works were criticized for their stark realism. As models for his paintings he used peasants and street urchins and prostitutes, even for religous themes.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was primarly a sculptor and architect, but also a painter and dramatist. Born in Naples, as a child Bernini family moved in Rome and here you can find most of his works. He is buried in the Basilica of S.Maria Maggiore.
This small cloister forms the entrance to the chapel of the Confraternity of the Disciplinati of St John the Baptist, is known as the Cloister of the Scalzo and was founded in 1376. The great Florentine artist Andrea del Sarto painted the walls with frescoes depicting Scenes from the life of St John the Baptist and the Virtues (between 1509-1526). Open to public free of charge on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday from 8:15-13:50.
Beautiful fresco of the Last Supper by Perugino is housed in the refectory of Franciscan tertiaries of Blesses Angelina of Fuligno. It is accompanied by other works by Tuscan and Italian artists influenced by Pietro Perugino. Open to public free of charge on Tuseday, Thursday, Saturday from 9:00-12:00.