Rome: Chiesa Nuova

De naam Chiesa Nuova is natuurlijk maar een bijnaam. De officiële naam van deze immense kerk uit de tijd van de Contrareformatie is altijd de Santa Maria in Vallicella geweest. De kerk is gewijd aan de Maagd Maria en subsidiair aan Paus Gregorius de Grote (590-604). Deze tweede wijding vloeit…

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Rome: Galleria Corsini

Net buiten Trastevere kan men het Palazzo Corsini vinden. Het gebouw huisvest de Galleria Corsini, een van de twee locaties van de Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica (de andere is het Palazzo Barberini). Hoewel ik al vaak in Rome ben geweest en vrijwel altijd in een hotel in Trastevere overnacht, had…

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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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Rome: Palazzo Barberini

After discussing three dozen churches in Rome, it is now time to discuss a museum again. The Palazzo Barberini was a pleasant surprise during my last visit to the Eternal City back in January of this year. It is one of two locations of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, the…

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Rome: San Lorenzo in Lucina

The San Lorenzo in Lucina is one of many churches in Rome dedicated to Saint Lawrence. Lawrence was a church deacon who was martyred in 258 during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Valerianus. He can very well be considered historical, much unlike the many legends that surround him. Tradition…

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Ravenna: The Duomo

The full name of Ravenna’s immense cathedral or Duomo is the cattedrale metropolitana della Risurrezione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo. It is dedicated to the resurrection (anastasis) of Jesus Christ. The cathedral was built in the eighteenth century on the footprint of the Late Antique cathedral dating back to the…

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Rome: San Pietro in Montorio

This church is located on the Gianicolo, an ancient hill north and west of Trastevere which was named after the Roman god Janus. The San Pietro in Montorio is dedicated to Saint Peter, the apostle who needs no further introduction. An old tradition dictates that Peter was crucified upside down…

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Rome: Galleria Corsini

Just outside Trastevere, one can find the Palazzo Corsini. It is home to the Galleria Corsini, one of two locations of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica (the other being the Palazzo Barberini). Although I have been to Rome several times and almost always stay at a hotel in Trastevere, I…

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