Amid Italy's art gems, artists' tombs inspire, too

Jun 10 2014, 23:32 IST
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SummaryFor the painters, musicians, sculptors and writers who have inspired this art-loving country for centuries, their works are the truest memorials, whether concertos of Antonio Vivaldi still regularly performed in the Venice church where he served as violin master or Michelangelo's masterpieces

in utter abandonment, throwing herself with drooping wings and hidden face over a funeral altar. It represents what I feel.''

Last year, roughly 30,000 people made their way here. In the visitor comment book, one called it ''the most beautiful place in Rome.''

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