Rome: Santo Stefano Rotondo

De Santo Stefano Rotondo staat op de top van de Caeliusheuvel, precies tegenover de Santa Maria in Domnica, maar ietwat verborgen achter een muur en bomen (zie de laatste afbeelding in deze bijdrage). De kerk is gebouwd in de vijfde eeuw en ze is de oudste nog bestaande kerk in…

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Rome: Sant’Egidio

There is a fair chance that I would never have visited the small church of Sant’Egidio in Trastevere, had I not found it open on a mild winter evening in January of this year. I had walked past the simple facade of the church countless times, and since the gates…

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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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