Daily Rome Shot 38

Photo by Bree Dail.

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  1. Sid Cundiff in NC says:

    Is this Santa Maria in Vallicella?

  2. ThePapalCount says:

    Another great photograph Fr Z. This is the dome found in St Agnes Church on the Piazza Navona.
    The church is another incredible sacred space whose sheer beauty lifts your heart and soul and I truly mean that. The beauty is comforting. The side chapel to the left side of this church contains a reliquary with the skull of St Agnes, a young Roman girl, who gave her life rather than her virginity to the unwelcome advances of a persistent Roman soldier.
    When visiting the Piazza Navona make this church the focus of your visit. Its often closed from 12noon until about 4 though so check your time. In the spring, summer and fall its known for its classical music performances. I’ve been to several. Outstanding.
    Thanks Fr Z for another glimpse at Roma.

  3. KateD says:


  4. Sid Cundiff in NC says:

    Thanks, ThePapalCount

  5. KateD says:

    Thank you, Papal Count, for mentioning the closure times….

    I made several attempts over the years to see the Bernini sculptures at the Villa Borghese Gallery, but was thwarted by the closure schedules many times…(I did get in finally ;)

    The ‘siesta’ times can be difficult for Americans to comprehend and navigate. It’s so strange to just sit on one’s hands while daylight is burning.

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