Tag: mosaics

Rome’s Ground Zero: the true story of the Vatican

Can you turn a site of tragedy into a place of peace and reflection? Ask the citizens of New York. But first, you might want to talk to the Roman people, who know a little about the transforming power of love, history and time. Rome’s greatest irony is its imperial dichotomy: its pagan empire, which…

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PREVIEW: This week, Testaccio celebrates its beloved Santa Maria Liberatrice

The annual festa patronale is almost upon Testaccio – the day when the rione’s patron saint, Santa Maria Liberatrice, is celebrated in the piazza with a parade and party. The official festival period officially opened Friday evening with a church service and over the next eight days, the main piazza will be filled with music and…

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