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Rome. Colors, brightness, peaceful. Have you ever visited Santa Maria in Trastevere?

Rome. Colors, brightness, sense of peaceful, angelical chors. These are ingredients for an authentic and deep experience in Rome. During a walk tour in Trastevere, you should visit also this wonderful church. The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is a titular minor basilica in the Trastevere district of Rome, and one of the oldest churches of Rome.
So unaxpected is the cupola, full of colors that became more bright when a sunray come into the church from the last window on the left during time around middle day.
The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
When you go inside the church you can admire a number of 12th and some from late 13th-century mosaics. In below part there are mosaics on the subject of the Life of the Virgin made by Pietro Cavallini (1291). In above part there is the mosaic of the representation of the “Coronation of the Virgin” (1130–1143). The “Coronation of the Virgin” sits atop an apse vault, and depicts Pope Innocent II holding a model of the church.
We suggest you to dedicate enought time to visit and discover this place and we suggest a professional guided tour that will allow you to go deep into different meaings of this church.

Roberto De Ficis

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