Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Churches in Rome

While strolling around the city i went to see the beautiful churches in the city. During my stay in the hotel Ariston Rome i tried to gather all the information regarding the churches, once you have all the information its easy for you to set up your plan accordingly. The most spectacular churches in the Eternal City are St. Peter’s Basilica - St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world, overlooks the square that carries the same name that was designed by Bernini and which is surrounded by a colonnade. Grandeur and majesty: this is the sensation that one gets walking up Via della Conciliazione towards Piazza San Pietro. The Sistine Chapel - This chapel owes its name to Sixtus IV, the Pope who commissioned the building of the chapel at the end of the 14th century. It was also near my hotels Rome . I enjoyed my stay in the city.




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Other famous churches in the city where i visited are San Giovanni in Laterano – This is the Cathedral of Rome, the most important church after St. Peter’s. The first church was built in 314, when the Emperor Constantine gave the land to the Pope. The current building complex is made up of the Church, the Baptistery, Palazzo Lateranense, the Scala Santa and the Hospital of San Giovanni. Nearby this church i saw a marvellous hotel Scheppers Rome , which is architecturally well designed. Santa Maria Maggiore – This church stands on the Esquilino hill and is the first Roman church to be named after the Holy Virgin. Its bell tower is the highest in Rome. I felt really good after visiting all these churches in the city. Later i was dead tired and went back to my hotels Rome and relaxed.

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