21 May 2008

Chiesa Santa Maria in Trastavere - in Rome

There must be so many lovely churches in Rome, but Chiesa Santa Maria is close to my idea of perfection. It was one of the first churches in which masses were openly celebrated in Rome and there has been a church here since 340 AD although the present church was built on the site in the 1140s.

It's in main piazza of the old Trastavere quarter where you can stop for an after-dinner gelato in the evening when the piazza comes alive with street entertainers, bars and restaurants.

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1 comment:

Nomadic Matt said...

Trstavere is like the hidden gem of Rome...stop sharing the secret!