San Nicola in Carcere – “un covo di Papi”

Sono stati incardinati alcuni  papi in questa chiesa prima di diventare tali, oltre a qualche personaggio noto della Roma papale per non dire papalina… scoprire che Niccolò III, Bonifacio VIII e persino Alessandro VI furono cardinali di questa chiesa la rende… non più affascinante, ma comunque la lista dei cardinali titolari fa capire come si svolge…

Magnanimous Raphael

Isn’t it joyful thought to see this exception that confirm the rule. The stereotype of an artist is weird, depressed, anxious, if not schizophrenic. His creation is the ‘relief valve’ of his malaise which brings to light his talent and genius. What about Raphael? I am browsing through pages and pages that describe his life and his character…

The Underground of S. John Lateran

Walking through the underground of Saint John Lateran, while crossing  the middle ship” of the church above, means walking through 2000 years of History. You discover the foundations of Septimius Severus’ barracks and reach ruins of domus’ of the I, II and the III century. Mosaic pavements, rests of frescos and the wall preparation is what remains of…