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…

The Mithraic Temple of S.Prisca

The church of Santa Prisca on the Aventine Hill is the titular church of  Aquila e Priscilla / Prisca is in the hands of the Augustinian Order since the XVI century and conserves a baptismal fons (a modified corinthian capital) in which the legend says, St. Peter had baptized Aquila, Priscilla and Prisca . The…