Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore Church Rome

The Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore Church in Rome is also known as the San Giacomo degli Spagnoli Church. This church has two facades, the main one being on the Corso del Risorgimento. The second facade is on the Piazza Navona. Continue reading “Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore Church Rome”

Santi Luca e Martina Church Rome

The Santi Luca e Martina Church is located next to of the Roman Forum in Rome. From the viewpoint on the Capitol Hill there is a beautiful view over the dome of this church. The interior was used in 2016 for the TV series “The Young Pope” as the interior of the St. Peter’s Basilica. The official name of the church is Santi Luca e Martina al Foro Romano. Continue reading “Santi Luca e Martina Church Rome”

Sacro Cuore di Gesu a Castro Pretorio Church Rome

The Sacro Cuore di Gesu a Castro Pretorio Church is a relatively new church in Rome. It is located in the Via Marsala, right by the main railway station Roma Termini. It was built between 1879 and 1887, by San Giovanni Bosco, who was helped by Francesco Vespignani. Continue reading “Sacro Cuore di Gesu a Castro Pretorio Church Rome”

Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite Rome

The Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite is the English national church in Rome. The church stands on the Piazza di San Silvestro and was built in the 8th century. The Romanesque bell tower is the result of a renovation in 1210. At the end of the 17th century a new, extensive restoration took place. Continue reading “Basilica of San Silvestro in Capite Rome”

Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica Rome

The Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere was the first church in Rome to be dedicated to the Madonna and maybe also the first one where Mass could openly be celebrated. The depiction of Maria on the facade is probably the first one that show her breastfeeding Jesus. The church was built over a very early Christian foundation and is famous for its ornate mosaics. Continue reading “Santa Maria in Trastevere Basilica Rome”

Saint John Lateran Basilica Rome

The Saint John Lateran Basilica (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) is the Cathedral of Rome. Until the Pope came back from Avignon and took up abode in Saint Peter’s Basilica, it was the most important Christian church in the world. The original church was built by Constantine, who was the first Christian emperor. Continue reading “Saint John Lateran Basilica Rome”

Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Church Rome

Saint Andrew at the Quirinal (Italian: Sant’Andrea al Quirinale) is a church on the Quirinal Hill in the Monti district of Rome. It is located across the road from the Palazzo del Quirinale, seat of the Italian President. Its architect Bernini used strong and dynamic curves for the oval interior of the church. Continue reading “Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Church Rome”

San Clemente Basilica Rome

The Basilica of San Clemente in Laterano in Rome was built in the 4th century, on top of an already existing church. This church in turn had been constructed on top of the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the heathen God Mithras. The church itself is particularly worth a visit for its magnificent mosaics and the chapel in honour of Saint Catherine of Alexandria with its frescoes by Masolino. Continue reading “San Clemente Basilica Rome”

San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica Rome

The San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica in Rome‘s Trionfale district was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the initiative of San Luigi Guanella. He was assisted by Pope Paul VI. Continue reading “San Giuseppe al Trionfale Basilica Rome”