The Mouth of Truth gets all the attention, but these relics are more romantic.
Ok, I get it. A church is not exactly “unexpected” in Rome. However, Santa Maria deli Angeli e dei Martiri is not your average Roman church. Sure it has vaulted ceilings, gorgeous frescoes and adorned domes. But the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and of the Martyrs was designed by Michelangelo who died […]
I hope you like photos, because it is really hard for me to put into words how much I love this place. Santa Maria in Ara Coeli is my favorite church in Rome. It is the most beautiful church in Rome. I mean, if you like brassy and in-your-face beauty. Which I obviously do, because […]
Whenever we have visitors, I direct them to stop by Basilica San Clemente after their trip to the Colosseum. It is incredible, I tell them. 2000 years of history in one building. An ornate church from the Middle Ages, built on top of a 4th century church, built on top of a 1st century home/government building/temple, […]