The spectacular Galleria delle Carte Geografiche (Gallery of the Maps) was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII (r. 1572-85) and designed by Egnazio Danti (1536-86), Dominican priest, cosmographer and mathematician.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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