Feb 21, 2017

Chiesa S. Maria in Trivio

Just only a few meters from Trevi Fountain there is this little treasure of church not well known. It is the church of Santa Maria in Trivio, founded in 537 by Flavius Belisarius (505 - 565), general of the emperor Justinian. Between 1573 and 1575 the architect Giacomo del Duca (1520 - 1604) rebuilt the church, designing the innovative pediment above the entrance door. Inside there are interesting painted altarpieces, chapels and decorations. In an arch (on the left) there is the chaperl dedicated to dedicated to St. Gasper del Bufalo (1786 - 1837), whose remains are inclosed in an urn within a gilded bronze statue under the altar. This church is behind to the Trevi Fountain. When in Rome, don't miss to take a look in this interesting and ancient little church

Una piccola chiesa nascosta, a pochi metri dalla Fontana di Trevi, forse non molto conosciuta ma antichissima e bellissima che merita assolutamente una visita. Le sue origini risalgono al VI secolo a opera del generale Belisario, esiliato a Roma dall'imperatore Giustiniano. Nella chiesa vi sono le spoglie di San Gaspare del Bufalo (1786 - 1837). All'interno, oltre alla bellezza, ciò che colpisce di più è quel meraviglioso silenzio nonostante accanto alla sempre affollatissima Fontana di Trevi. Se vi capita di essere da quelle parti, andate a visitarla

Feb 10, 2017

Campo de' Fiori

Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona. In Ancient Rome the area was unused space between Pompey's Theatre and the flood-prone Tiber. Since 1869 a daily vegetable and fish market that was previously held in Piazza Navona has been held there. At night, this square is a meeting place for tourists and young people coming from the whole city. The monument in the center was dedicated to Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600), rebel Dominican friar and philosopher, burnt alive here for heresy on 17 February 1600 by the Inquisition. In the past executions used to be held publicly here in this square

Every soul and spirit has some degree of continuity with the universal spirit, which is recognized to be located not only where the individual soul lives and perceives, but also to be spread out everywhere in its essence and substance, as many Platonists and Pythagoreans have taught" – Giordano Bruno (1548 - 1600)