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 couldn’t find the statue, but there was plenty to marvel at.
It’s been too long since I stopped by Trastevere’s lovely church.
I usually spend my time walking through Trastevere’s streets rather than exploring its interiors.
Which is not quuuuuuite as over the top as the Ara Coeli, but sparkles with its own grandeur.
Even the entry way is dotted with bits of Roman history.
Just make sure you finish that gelato before you walk inside.
No wine allowed either, but thanks for asking.
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere
00153 Roma, Italy (Trastevere)
Open: Everyday from 7:30 am to 9 pm.