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.
Today we’re headed to Rome, to visit one of my favourite churches; Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.
The site of Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, or Our Lady in Trastevere for us anglophones, has a long history. Back in the 3rd Century it was home to a refuge for retired soldiers (Taberna meritoria).