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I Forgot

Something I forgot we did on Day 1 in Rome, after popping into the Pantheon, we strolled around the corner and did another pop in, this time to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. I love this church, so unassuming on the outside and so magnificent on the inside. We strolled through, admiring the artwork and checking out both San Sebastian and the Risen Christ again, not to mention a quick hello to Catherine of Siena. Now I always thought that Saint Sebastian was started by Michelangelo and finished by one of his students and the Risen Christ was a Michelangelo, but Chris says, that according to Tony Da Roma, at our Day 2 lunch (entry to follow), they’re not. Whom to believe? We also snuck into the side corridor (hey, it was open), to see the chapel where Galileo faced the Inquisition and lit four candles (Chris did) for various people.

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sandrac:

Fabulous -- that's my favourite church! It's so very plain on the outside and enchanting inside.

I especially love Bernini's elephant outside in the little piazza.

I love this church. I only discovered it on my last trip to Rome. Your description brought back wonderful memories. I can't help with the San Sebastian question though.

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