Christian Rome

Rome has 4 major basilicas: St. Peter, St. Paul outside the Walls, St. John in Lateran and St. Mary Major. They’re all open daily . Free admission. Other important churches: St Clement: a church on three levels. An upper church dating back to 12th century which was built over the previous basilica of the 4th which at his own turnContinue reading “Christian Rome”

The Basilica of San Clemente

It begins, as so many things in Rome begin, with a stout foundation of antique travertine, and rises high, in delicately quaint mediaeval brickwork – little tiers and apertures sustained on miniature columns and adorned with small cracked slabs of green and yellow marble, inserted almost at random. Henry James, Italian Hours The quotation fromContinue reading “The Basilica of San Clemente”