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Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere

text Francesca Lombardi
photo Valentina Stefanelli

December 10, 2018

The most beautiful patterns of the churches of Rome

A path made of surfaces, material and color

“There, seated on the footrest of a prie-dieu, with my head thrown back and resting on the lectern in order to be able to see the ceiling”

(A Journey from Milan to Reggio, Stendhal)

The everlasting beauty of marble, gilded decorations, hints of blue. Reflection and opulence. An intimate prayer and a solemn celebration of faith. Masterpieces. Our churches are all of this, in a wonderful narration that traverses centuries and reveals our culture, our faith, our art. Speaking to everyone, no matter their origins. We’ve chosen the ones in Rome that are home to extraordinary masterpieces, worth visiting not only for their spiritual value but also for their patrimony. Visit them in this itinerary of architecture, materials and colour. Stop for a while… to pray or just to look. The opening words reference a famous syndrome; does beauty have borders?


In this article we talked about Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi

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