Art & Archaeology Bramante’s Cloister by Annie February 9, 2012 written by Annie February 9, 2012 There is more than a lifetime of things to see wandering the streets of Rome, yet one often forgets that there is a whole other city inside the building walls that is just as interesting. This is one of those spots that is perfect when you’re overwhelmed by the city, have sore feet, and just need to sit quietly for minute. No surprise really, as it was actually designed for this purpose (quiet contemplation, not sore feet) by Bramante around the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. It was his first project in Rome, before he went on to design other things… St.Peter’s basilica being one of them. Needless to say, he got the cloister right, in its proportions, elegance, and peacefulness. Swing by next time you’re in the area. There is a lovely café on the second level with tables under the arches of the upper portico where you can sit for a break or for lunch. Sara the barista makes a great espresso… and they have free wi-fi internet access. Guess where this note was written? Chiostro del Bramante, Via della Pace, 26, behind Piazza Navona. Ground floor is hosts a museum, usually superb quality exhibits; free entrance to the upper level and cafe’. www.chiostrodelbramante.it 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Annie previous post Celebrating the Web.. alla Romana next post Peperonata Related Posts Far from Madison County: The Bridges of Vicenza July 12, 2020 A Madonna Unveiled July 7, 2020 Florentine Facades March 18, 2020 A Secret Roman Garden September 30, 2019 Fufluna’s Perch August 3, 2017 Opera Bosco an Unconventional Pleasure September 30, 2016 Fare le Cose al Volo… March 17, 2014 VideoNote: Belpensiero (Beautiful Thoughts) February 25, 2014 Vespasian’s Legacy January 27, 2014 Wedding gift!? June 7, 2013 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.