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Rome to honor Caravaggio with rare night visits

Rome to honor Caravaggio with rare night visits

Churches and a gallery in Rome housing works by Caravaggio will stay open overnight to mark the 400th anniversary of the Italian painter's death.
Visitors can enter for free from dusk Saturday until Sunday morning at the Borghese Gallery, which houses such masterpieces as "David with the head of Goliath" and "Boy with a basket of fruit." Four additional paintings kept in other museums were moved to the Borghese Gallery for the all-nighter.
Also open will be three churches _ Santa Maria del Popolo, Sant'Agostino and San Luigi dei Francesi _ all in the center of Rome.
Caravaggio died in the Tuscan coast town of Porto Ercole in 1610. At 39, he had been hugely influential and famous, but had also led a dissolute life of street brawls and alcohol.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:09 GMT+08:00