Rome: San Silvestro in Capite

I had not planned to visit the San Silvestro in Capite.[1] It is another one of those Roman churches that are not mentioned at all in most travel guides. I do not blame them: there are certainly more interesting churches in the Eternal City. However, that does not mean that…

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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: San Marcello al Corso

It is hardly surprising that I have walked past the San Marcello al Corso on numerous occasions. The ‘Corso’ part of the church name refers to the Via del Corso, one of the busiest streets in the city, which connects the Piazza Venezia with the Piazza del Popolo. In Antiquity…

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Rome: San Vitale

Jawel, Rome heeft haar eigen kerk van San Vitale. Deze is bij lange na niet zo beroemd en fascinerend als haar naamgenoot in Ravenna, maar als u toevallig in de buurt bent, raad ik u een bezoek zeker aan. De kerk staat aan de drukke Via Nazionale en valt direct…

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