Tag Archives: religion

Holy Stairs: Scala Sancta in Rome

I have always wanted to visit Rome’s Holy Stairs. The Scala Sancta, across from San Giovanni in Laterano, caught my eye in La Grande Bellezza – a stunning visual homage to Rome. Cinematic placement is great, but I knew I wanted to see the stairs before I saw the movie. I have been meaning to visit […]

Stopping for Saints: Religious Procession in Testaccio

We came back from Castel Gandolfo sunburned and satisfied. Slowly, slowly, we walked back from the metro and towards home. Then we heard the music. Tomorrow is a ponte – a bridge.  That is the day off you take between the weekend and the actual holiday, which is on Tuesday.  So it is a kind […]