Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the most important squares in Rome, takes its name from the Basilica that overlooks it and is located in the center of the Trastevere district.At the center of the Piazza there is the fountain of the same name, which is one of the oldest in Rome and has been restored several times over the centuries.
Today me, mom and grandma went to have lunch with our friend @babiwang and the other girls of the Facebook Page "Asian Note".
We went at I-Gio (이조) korean restaurant and shared traditional korean dishes: mandu , haemul pajeon, yachaejeon, toppoki, kimchi jigae , bibimbap, jeyuk bokkum.
We had fun.
Food was good but mom avoid the spicy dishes.
The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Palace of Italian Civilization), also called Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro or also Colosseo Quadrato because of its shape, is a monumental building located in the modern EUR district.
Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as the Mausoleo di Adriamo (Mausoleum of Hadrian), is a monument located on the right bank of the Tevere river opposite the Sant'Angelo bridge, near the Vatican to which it is connected through the fortified corridor of the "passetto". The castle has been radically altered several times in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
In 359 the Emperor Honorius included it in the city walls of Rome, transforming it into a sort of fortress for the defense of the city: inthat occasion it took the denomination of castle.
In the sixth century it was renamed "Castellum sancti Angeli", in memory of the vision of Pope Gregory the Great, who during a solemn penitential procession to avert the plague saw the archangel Michael revealing the sword on the Mole Adriana, vision interpreted as an omen of the imminent end of the plague, which happened on time.
Later the name has been changed numerous times.
Yesterday afternoon our long walk took us to Teatro Marcello and then we lined the Lungo Tevere.
The Teatro Marcello is a theater of ancient Rome, one of the oldest buildings for roman spectacles that has been partially preserved until today.
It was built at the behest of Augustus in the southern area of Campo Marzio (known as Circo Flaminio) between the Tevere river and the Campidoglio.
The church of Santa Maria della Consolazione is located at the foot of the Rupe Tarpea, a place of justice until 1550. The origin of the church dates back to 1385, when a nobleman sentenced to death, Giordanello degli Alberini, paid two gold florins to an image of the Madonna was placed here to "console" the last moments of those condemned to death.From this episode derives the name of the church.It is full of squares and frescoes, but as usual in the post you can only find a selection.From December 17th the church will host an exhibition of the works of the young Neapolitan artist Paolo Gallinaro.The statues and squares have already been placed in various parts of the church.
There is a Christmas nativity scene too.
The Arco di Giano is a tetrapylon (a cubic monument with a door on each of the 4 faces).
This four-sided arch is located on the edge of the Forum Boarium.
Probably it was built around the middle of the fourth century.
Instead, in the third photo you can see a piece of the Arco degli Argentari (Arch of the Argentari), a small door near the Arco di Giano and immediately next to the portico of the church of San Giorgio al Velabro.
The Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin is a place of Catholic worship located in Piazza della Bocca della Verità square, in the Ripa district, and is officiated by the Greek-Melchite Catholic Church.
As I showed you in the previous post, here is located the Bocca della Verità.
It's a place rich of history.
Below the "schola cantorum" of the Basilica there is the Crypt of Hadrian (you can see it in the first 3 pictures of this post) dating back to the VIII century, whose environment has a rectangular plan, with a flat ceiling, with a tripartite hall in four aisles each by Corinthian columns. Along the side walls there are sixteen semicircular niches, originally used to house the relics of the saints.
Inside the basilica there are the relics of different saints, among which there are: the skull credited to San Valentino (not the saint revered on February 14 but a homonym), a "holy body" (martiri inventi) and the head of St. Adautto.