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. So newish in relation to the church itself, but definitely not new. The walls are covered with an interesting assortment of tombstone…… Continue reading Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

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).…… Continue reading Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

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. Known mostly for being the site where Julius Caesar was famously assassinated, Largo di Torre Argentina is also the location of the Torre Argentina…… Continue reading Largo di Torre Argentina