BlogSaint Peter’s Basilica and surroundings
Via della Conciliazione connects Castel Sant’Angelo to Piazza San Pietro, where a strip of travertine defines the confine between two states.
St Peter’s Treasury contains church ornaments, statues, papal mitres and various objects, usually gifts of kings or princes.
Easter is preceded by a week of rites that evoke the passion and death of Christ: Easter is also linked to the Greek verb páschein: to suffer.
Thanks to www.stpetersbasilica.info for this article. The Square - Piazza San Pietro This monumental elliptical space (240m wide), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX (1657-1667)...
The incredible story of the “Mater Ecclesiae” mosaic in Saint Peter’s Square
The Passetto di Borgo is a secret pedestrian passageway linking the papal residence in the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo.