The next round of photos are here! I’ve loved going through them and reliving our adventure. And my, doesn’t Cat look grand with Rome’s triumphal arch? And then we get to my rather anticlimactic photo…
Here we have Cat and one of my most favorite churches: San Clemente. Not only are the thousand year old mosaics AMAZING, but the current church was built on top of a mithraeum, a republic era home, and a 1st century building where Christians secretly worshiped. So what, you may be asking. Well, gentle reader, it’s possible to go down under the church and see each layer. Which, to me, is about as good as life can get. Also, the mosaics from San Clemente sparked my obsessive need to seek out all churches with amazing mosaics, which we did. I think this is Italy’s Banksy. Michelangelo’s Moses in the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.
The marble detailing is easy to over look because it’s so abundant in Rome, but Amy and I tried to be conscious marble appreciators.
On to the next adventure, I’d say! More of Rome to come.
Kate and Amy, SL
Italian Word of the Day: Grazie | Thank you