Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Piazza Venezia Maria church in Rome

Piazza Venezia in Rome is the most known for its Monument of Victor Emanuel with the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On top of this monument you have an observation deck from where you see the Colosseum, Foro Romanum, and you look down on Piazza Venezia. There we saw two churches with each a small dome, standing next to each other and in the middle the Italian flag. We were immediately attracted by that image. Only the left church was open and it was dedicated to Maria. The church was built in a circle and holds many beautiful paintings. This richly decorated church is one of the treasures of Rome we had never heard of.

Piazza Venezia in Rome is het meest bekend omwille van het Victor Emanuel Monument en het graf van de Onbekende Soldaat. Bovenop dit gebouw is er observatie platform van waarop je een mooi zicht hebt op het Colosseum, Foro Romanum, en de Piazza Venezia. Hier zagen we twee kerkjes bestaande uit één koepel, met in het midden een wapperende Italiaanse vlag. We werden onmiddellijk aangetrokken tot dit beeld. Enkel de linker kerk toegewijd aan Maria was open. Deze is gebouwd in een cirkel en er bevinden zich vele mooie schilderijen. De rijk versierde kerk is één van de vele schatten van Rome waar we nog niet van gehoord hadden.

Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Piazza Venezia Maria Church
Previous Rome article: Castle Saint Angelo, remember the movie Angels and Demons

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11 comments:

  1. Fantastische foto's....hier geniet ik iedere keer weer van.....ik moet zeker nogeens terug gaan.

    Groet, Joop

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  2. You are one lucky man! I love all of your photos and am so jealous; one day I will travel overseas and see all of the beautiful historical landmarks

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  3. Oh my, these are just breathtaking! I have never heard of this either. I love the two churches with the colorful flag in the middle. And the inside, wow!! Those high ceilings just go upwards forever!! It would make you feel like an ant! It is all so beautiful!!

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  4. It's an amazing place. I would like to go there.

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  5. Ein imposantes Bauwerk...und eine wunderschöne Innenarchitektur....die Kuppel ist ein Traum...ich besuche solche historischen Gebäude sehr gern...
    LG: Karin

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  6. You must be a travel guide by profession. All these top-notch photos of glorious buildings too! Thanks for the tour once again!

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  7. This Church is really beautiful!
    Great post,
    Léia

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  8. Love your shot of the dome's ceiling.

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  9. I am mesmerize and dumbfounded by the painting on the wall. its really awesome...

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  10. Amazing, isn't it??? The architecture & history is breathtaking.

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  11. Davvero sorprendente, una fantastica vista architettonico.

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