Soglia di Papa Ganganelli

Its beautiful vault, which slopes gently down to the ground, has retained suggestions of a simple and fragrant past. Shadows and lights blend in suffused contours. Ganganelli Giovanni Vincenzo was born in Santarcangelo in 1705 and died in Rome in 1774. He embraced the religious vocation, and changed his name to Lorenzo. He was appointed cardinal in 1759 and ten years later under the name of Clement XIV he crossed the papal throne and founded, along with Pio, the Pio-Clementino Museum (Museo Pio-Clementino) where J. Winckelmann was instructed to collect the ancient statues. It tells of his mysterious death at the hands of the Jesuits.