• The church of Saint Eligio Degli Orefici 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      This 16th century church was planned by Raphael based on a theory popular in the Renaissance, that the numerical reading of musical chords could give the ideal dimensions of any building. Based on a theory which went back ...
    • Left fountain in the Piazza San Pietro 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      When in the renaissance the aqueducts began to be restored, one of the first fountains to benefit was this one, built in 1419.
    • Palazzo della Cancelleria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Built in 1486 for Cardinal Rafaello Riario. Considered a masterpiece of the Renaissance. Now the seat of 3 tribunals of the Vatican, it is perhaps most well known as the origin of indulgences.
    • Palazzo Farnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Palazzo Farnese is the most magnificent Renaissance palace in Rome, and has served as the French embassy (note flag on façade) since 1635. It was designed by Antonio da Sangallo, the younger, for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.
    • Santa Maria del Popolo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Built on the site of a chapel by Pascal II in 1099. Rebuilt in 1227 and again in 1472-77 with a Renaissance façade by Andrea Bregno.
    • St. Peter's Basilica 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Via della Conciliazione was struck through the heart of the ancient Borgo by Mussolini. The Renaissance fascination with antiquity have led some to compare the immensity of St. Peter's as the result of papal desire to ...
    • St. Peter's interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The immensity of the church reminds me of the renaissance aspiration of placing the dome of the pantheon on the basilica of Maxentius.