Galleria Umberto I

I love the pattern of this domed roof at Galleria Umberto I in Naples, and had to take a photo as soon as I saw it.

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Thursday Doors – Rome

My sister, Brooke, and I passed this door while wandering around the Trastevere area of Rome. The curved top and floral vine made for a nice contrast against the dark wood of the door.

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Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

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.

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Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

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).

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Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina is a square in central Rome with a steeped history. In a city literally stacked with historical sites, it’s easy to pass by without a second glance.

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