Domenica mattina a Trasteverel

Paul will like this post as it’s mainly photos. I really love this part of Rome. I slept 11 hours and woke up in time for 8:30 Mass at Santa Maria de Trastevere, my favorite church in Rome. Purtroppo, because of construction, 8:30 Mass was moved to Sant’ Egidio, a little Baroque church around the corner. Still, it was a lovely small Mass with an African priest and with African nuns who sang the most beautiful hymns at responses, at first I thought it was piped in! I’ll have to research Sant’ Egidio, but he must have been a scholar because his niche altar was lined with books.

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San Edigio with book shelf altar.

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Santa Maria de Trastevere. I love the sheep!

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Santa Maria de Trastevere. Notice Mary sitting next to Christ.

After Mass I wandered along the cobblestone streets. I love walking in Rome senza mappa because I’ve been here so many times. I walked across the Ponte Sisto to my favorite piazzas: Piazza Faranese and Campo dei Fiori. Artichokes are in season, so they are on display everywhere. I also walked through the Jewish Ghetto and stumbled across the Portico of Octavia. What I love about Rome is that you stumble into history everywhere. I also found a church facade with Hebrew inscriptions. I crossed the little island in the Tiber back to Trastevere and home. Now to pack and catch the train.

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Santa Maria Trastevere under construction.

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Typical trash left over from Saturday night. But never fear. Street cleaner on the way!

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View of St. Peter’s Dome from Ponte Sisto

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Flowers in Campo dei Fiori

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Artichokes (carciofi) in stagione (season)

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Building in the Jewish Ghetto

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More artichokes

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Delights and history everywhere you look!

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Cafe in Roman Ghetto

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The portico of Octavia in the Roman Ghetto

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Church facade in Roman Ghetto. Notice the Hebrew inscription.

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Street shrine sighting!  Possible Christmas card?

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About ssteven2

I'm a reader, writer, swimmer, and school librarian. I love my summers so I can travel.
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2 Responses to Domenica mattina a Trasteverel

  1. sandra062013 says:

    You did it! You made me want to come to Rome! If I could have you as a guide I think I might not be overwhelmed. And if you make me want to come in the winter, imagine how I would feel in the spring or fall (just not the summer!)?

  2. jmkennon says:

    The mass sounds lovely—the books on the altar would imply that Sant ‘Edigio is a kindred spirit…..Rome and her artichokes are divine!!

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