To enter into Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, you must first pass through its portico. While not an original feature, this current architectural feature was designed by Carlo Fontana back in 1702.
So newish in relation to the church itself, but definitely not new.
The walls are covered with an interesting assortment of tombstone inscriptions taken from the Catacombs of Callixtus.
I took several photos of these, so let’s take a closer look.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Catacombs of Callixtus, click here.
This ornate scrolling around the doors was taken from the Baths of Caracalla.
Have you been to Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere? If you’re headed to Rome, I highly recommend you stop in for a visit. I look forward to returning one day, hopefully sooner than later.