Milaan: De Duomo

Het kostte ons zeker anderhalf uur om de Duomo binnen te komen. Er waren behoorlijk stringente veiligheidsmaatregelen van kracht en de rij buiten de kathedraal was vervelend lang. Soldaten in gevechtstenue en met machinegeweren patrouilleerden door de straten en bewaakten de Duomo, een van de beroemdste herkenningspunten van Milaan. Iedere…

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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: Chiesa Nuova

The name Chiesa Nuova is obviously just a nickname. The official name of this immense Counter-Reformation church is and has always been the Santa Maria in Vallicella. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and has a subsidiary dedication to Pope Saint Gregorius the Great (590-604). This latter dedication…

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Milan: The Duomo

It took us at least an hour and a half to get inside the Duomo. Security measures were pretty tight and there was an awfully long queue outside the cathedral. Soldiers in combat fatigues with machine guns were patrolling the streets and guarding the Duomo, one of Milan’s most famous…

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Rome: Santa Prassede

Getting there The first challenge is to actually find this church. It is just a stone’s throw away from the Santa Maria Maggiore, yet it is still very easy to miss. The Santa Prassede is somewhat hidden between other buildings and the church’s campanile is completely invisible. One enters the…

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