Here we are again in Rome, for a fair reason, since one can eternally talk, remember and wander its endless beauties. Today we rule out its best-known historical centre, to find ourselves in a national monument outside the city walls. Saint Paul’s Basilica awaits us there, standing imperious in a place easily accessible by metro, no worries, no hassle.
It’s one of the four papal cathedrals founded during Constantine’s I empire on St. Paul’s grave. Since then it has been expanded and suffered a lot. The most recent malady was a fire in 1823 due to a careless worker. Many helped so that the cathedral could come around and reclaim its usual glory.
The patio you face once you enter with the white marble pillars, the facade with the golden mosaic works, the kempt gardens and St. Paul’s statue will charm you immediately. The internal part of the church is equally impressive and peaceful. The saint’s grave gathers most of the visitors and their interest. Don’t miss the memorable Corinthian columns, the scenes of St. Paul’s life and the sculpted 5 metre column dating back to the 12th century . It depicts scenes of Jesus’s life.
Useless information: before you enter the church, you’ll see a few salesmen offering scarfs so that you can veil your skin while entering the cathedral. Don’t miss the chance, they are a deal! Just a step away, you will also find a very well-known fast-food chain for the unrepentant…
How many of you have already been there? Did you enjoy it as much as I did?