Monday, November 17, 2014

Basilica of San Vitale

Basilica of San Vitale, via Nazionale, Rome
Basilica dei Santi Vitale e Compagni Martiri in Fovea
(Basilica of Sts. Vitalis, Valeris, Gervase and Protase)
Via Nazionale
Rome, April 2013

“The new road was actually the result of a proposal by Pope Pius IX in response to the obvious need for proper access to the city centre from the train station, but the Italian government after 1870 mutated this into a typical straight and level 19th century civic boulevard. As a result the church in its valley was left well below the new road level, and is now accessed by a rather alarming flight of steps.”
(San Vitale, Churches of Rome Wiki)

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

Another example of near perfect collaborative effort. :-)

Lowell said...

This place is stunning...the floors, the altar area, the gorgeous paintings on the walls! Hope you got down to it via that "alarming flight of steps" safely!