Basilica of Saint Mary and the Angels and Martyrs at the Piazza della Repubblica in Rome.
Photo by Ricardo André Frantz
We took a quick weekend trip to Rome, taking the high speed Freccia Rossa train from Milan. On one of our aimless walks, just following distant monuments and signs, we passed the Piazza della Repubblica and the nearby Basilica. It is another monument that testifies to the genius of Michaelangelo. Luigi Vanvitelli was another contributing architect and Igor Mitoraj, a Polish sculptor, created the bronze doors in 2006.
It started with a vacation and continues with a romance….with A and of everything Italian. Well, almost everything. Life anywhere is a continual discovery and my little gravel path has brought me to a small Italian village in northern Italy where learning the new culture excites and tests and brings a new meaning to the word “alive”.
Welcome! I'm glad you dropped in on Romancing Italy, my home away from home. It, as well as me, are both works in progress. I hope you enjoy the read and will visit again. Please feel free to start a conversation with a comment or email; I would love to get to know you too.