where: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli
open: 8-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
getting there: metro Linea B/Cavour
Not far from the Colosseum and the Parco del Colle Oppio is the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli.
It is thought that Michelangelo depicted Moses with horns because of a wrong translation from the original Hebrew. The statues of Moses, Leah and Rachel, and Pope Julius II were the only other statues completed by him for the church. The statues of the Prophet and Sybil were by Raffaello da Montelupo and the Madonna and Child by Schierano da Settignano, followers of Michelangelo.
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