Just yesterday I had the pleasure to spend the day in Florence with ten priests, four sisters and several others. It was a great joy and just another fabulous day in Italy. Photos will soon be posted.
If you're into the Baroque then Rome is for you, but if you're into the Renaissace then Florence is where it's at. As we were art students from the Dominican University in Rome we got into four museums/churches for free. Magnificent art.
Three times this year I've been to Florence but it's just close to Rome and so it's just a place students living in Rome sometimes often visit. And it has so much more class than Rome: better shops, boutiques, food, restaurants, prices, locals, etc.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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This is a random question for you: have you ever visited the church of San Celso e Giuliano on the Via del Banco di S. Spirito? As an art student focused on the Roman Baroque, I have always wondered about the interior of this church. Both times I have been to Rome it was closed-- is it deconecrated? I figured you know the city very well and might be able to help! Thank You!
...but Benedict XVI isn't there !
Yes, I've been in that church maybe four times. As far as I know it's only open each Sunday morning for their Mass. The Esperanto people meet there. When you're in Rome on a Sunday morning just go there at around ten a.m. and you'll get in. Nice church (Pius XII's baptism was there)!
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