Postcard From Italy

Today I wanted to share a few of my views of a basilica in Rome that Pope Francis visited during the first days into his pontificate – the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major (Santa Maria Maggiore in Italian).

Statues on the top portion of the portico

This basilica, like so many other basilicas in Italy, has a long and rich history. Also, like so many other basilicas in Italy, Santa Maria Maggiore is opulently decorated.

 But what piqued my interest in this  basilica before entering, is the fact that probably the greatest sculptor who ever lived is buried is buried there.

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