A return visit to this old, beautiful, unusual, and less visited Papal Basilica, and well worth the effort to escape the crowds and see something wonderful. It has one of the best Cosmati floors and is home to the relics of several Saints, most notably its titular Saint Lawrence. The sacristry (door up ramp, on right by altar), sells a...
The cemetery was not far from our apartment, quite fascinating and made an interesting walk. Some very elaborate mausoleums and an underground section which contained hundreds of graves - not something you’d see in the UK.
「Nice to see but not something to go in search of」
If you're having a walk around this area then you may well spot this and certainly stop and take a few photos of it. I don't remember it was anything too specific though and not something to go in search of on a walk.
This is the largest monumental cemetery in all of Italy. It is located outside the city walls as was the dictate when it was established. The entry to the ossuary for the war dead has a Latin inscription to the effect that Rome is the mother of those of her (children) killed in battle.
Inside the remains of nearly 5,000...