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Rome: Santa Costanza

De Santa Costanza is echt een juweeltje. Ze staat aan de Via Nomentana, op slechts een steenworp afstand van de Sant’Agnese fuori le Mura, en wordt niet veel bezocht door toeristen. Sterker nog, toen ik de kerk in januari 2017 bezocht, was ik de enige bezoeker. Het gebouw diende oorspronkelijk…

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Rome: Santa Sabina

Het mooiste zicht op de Santa Sabina, een kerk op de Aventijn, hebt u vanuit de Giardino degli Aranci (Sinaasappeltuin), een aangenaam park net ten noorden van de kerk. Het park heeft een uitkijkpunt aan de rand van de heuvel dat een panoramisch uitzicht biedt op de stad, en vooral…

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Rome: San Saba

De kerk van San Saba kan gemakkelijk verward worden met de Santa Sabina. De namen zijn bijna identiek en beide kerken staan op de Aventijn, op zo’n 800 meter van elkaar. Ik haalde de twee zelf door elkaar toen ik een bijdrage schreef over de Siënese kardinaal Enea Silvio Piccolomini,…

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Rome: Santi Apostoli

My first attempt to visit the church of the Holy Apostles in Rome was hardly a raging success. I had not forgotten that the Romans celebrate Epiphany on 6 January, but I had not expected that that meant that the Santi Apostoli would be used for religious services all day…

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Rome: Santa Prassede

Hoe er te komen De eerste uitdaging bij deze kerk is om haar überhaupt te vinden. Ze bevindt zich op een steenworp afstand van de Santa Maria Maggiore, maar je loopt haar zo voorbij. De Santa Prassede staat enigszins verborgen tussen andere gebouwen en de klokkentoren van de kerk is…

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Rome: Santa Balbina

Getting to the church of Santa Balbina is fairly easy. The church is located on the eastern slope of the Little Aventine, overlooking the gigantic Baths of Caracalla. Actually getting into the church is a whole lot tougher. Apparently, people have been having difficulties with visiting the Santa Balbina for…

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Rome: San Giovanni in Laterano

The San Giovanni in Laterano is the most important Roman Catholic church in the world. It is the seat of the Pope as bishop of the diocese of Rome and is therefore the city’s cathedral. It ranks first among Rome’s four major basilicas[1] and five papal basilicas[2]. But more importantly…

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Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore

I have procrastinated the gargantuan task of writing a post about the Santa Maria Maggiore for far too long. I have mentioned this major basilica several times now in other posts, and have visited it at least half a dozen times. The church is one of four major basilicas in…

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Rome: San Lorenzo in Damaso

The San Lorenzo in Damaso is one of several churches in Rome dedicated to the third century deacon and martyr Saint Lawrence. Other churches in the city seem to be connected to episodes in his life. For instance, the San Lorenzo in Fonte was built on the alleged spot where…

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Veneto: Monselice

The picturesque town of Monselice has a lot in store for casual tourists and seasoned travellers alike. The ruins of an old fortress (Mastio) on top of a hill, beautiful villas, lovely streets, many interesting religious buildings and good food. Moreover, the town has excellent rail connections to cities like…

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Rome: Santa Costanza

The Santa Costanza is a little gem. Located on the Via Nomentana, just a stone’s throw away from the Sant’Agnese fuori le Mura, it is not frequented much by tourists and I was in fact the only visitor when I visited the church in January 2017. The edifice used to…

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