Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore

Ik heb de omvangrijke taak van het schrijven van een bijdrage over de Santa Maria Maggiore al veel te lang uitgesteld. Deze basilica maior is nu al verschillende malen in andere bijdragen genoemd en ik heb de kerk al minstens een half dozijn keer bezocht. De kerk is een van…

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Rome: Palazzo Venezia

Almost every tourist visiting Rome will know the Piazza Venezia, the large square in front of the rather pompous Altare della Patria, the monument for Victor Emmanuel II, Italy’s first king. Most people will also know about the Palazzo Venezia to the west of the square, and about the balcony…

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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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