A beautiful church which afforded me an opportunity to have my confession heard with no waiting due to the large amount of priests at the ready.
of Rome's cathedrals dedicated to the Virgin Mary. That's what my notes said (from one of many travel sources.) We were tired and did we really NEED to see another church? We almost skipped it, but we were only a block away and forced ourselves to just peek in. We ended up staying over an hour, sitting in the pews,... More
Prior to visiting rome my wife and I wanted to visit this church along with San Palo, and San Giovanni. It was amazing to be in such a Beautiful church. The history of the church was interesting and the architecture was amazing. Highly recommended if you have 1-2 hours to spare.
Walked over on our last morning in Rome. All I can say is WOW! Unbelievably gorgeous, ornate...each chapel in more amazing than the last. I will get back to Rome one day, and this is a place I will see again. Free entry, but offering boxes in each chapel. Confessionals line the walls with the languages the priest inside speaks.... More
Great sight with magnificent art!! The ceiling alone would take a day to examine!! I was annoyed at the noise and lack of respect the other tourist were showing but the whole experience thrilled me.
This Basilica is free to enter and well worth a visit to see all what Rome has to offer. It is very impressive . Our first visit was in the evening and I was disappointed that my images were poor so we made a return visit to explore and take much better images in the daylight. Small peaceful chapels cascading... More
This Basillica is worth a trip to. Although don't make the same mistake as I did. We walked up all the side streets, up all the hills to reach this basillica and when we reached it there were barriers around the outside. We thought this was the main entrance so didn't bother looking around (the doors are on the other... More
another beautiful Basilica in a city full of beautiful churches. Again we were lucky to be there for Mass, in one of the side altars. We visited the little chapel downstairs where there is a huge statue of Blessed John Paul praying before the reliquary. I would certainly recommend a visit if time permits.
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