Category Archives: Rome Churches

Santa Maria in Trastevere

I was sitting in front of Santa Maria in Trastevere recently to finish my Fior di Luna gelato con calma. It’s seriously not the worst. From its cosmati floors: To the tip-top of its burnished gold altar. I wanted to revisit the church after reading a short story about a woman’s love affair with a statue […]

Unexpected Rome: Caravaggio in Piazza del Popolo

The most eye-catching buildings in Piazza del Popolo are the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto. The churches stand at the end of Via del Corso, central Rome’s most concentrated shopping destination. However, the hidden gem in this piazza is actually the plainer-looking basilica to the north of the square: Santa Maria […]