La Sala Bologna

Nei Palazzi Vaticani

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Edited by Francesco Ceccarelli and Nadja Aksamija
Published by Marsilio
Year: 2012
220 pages in colour, hardcover
Language: Italian
ISBN: 9788831711227

The Sala Bologna is one of the most inaccessible and fascinating areas of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Originally intended to be a dining room, it was built and decorated for the Jubilee of 1575 under the orders of the Bolognese Pope Gregory XIII, Ugo Boncompagni. The majestic interior space still holds painted depictions of monumental terrestrial and celestial maps that were made to give body to an ambitious programme celebrating the Gregorian papacy. Among these is the map of the city of Bologna, also the largest city representation of Renaissance painting.

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