Basilica di Santa Sabina, Roma

June 10, 2010 § 1 Comment

the view outside the Basilica di Santa Sabina. May 02, 2010.

Whatever you do, don’t hike up the Aventine Hill to the Basilica di Santa Sabina with an empty stomach. We were quite hungry after sticking our hands in the mouth of truth, and we made the mistake of thinking there must be food on our way from one basilica to another. How wrong we were…

On our way uphill, it’s purely a quite residential area with a few small luxury hotel. We were starving, but the worse is that the basilica was closed for a 3 hours lunch break when we arrived…… So we simply took a few pictures at the terrace overlooking the Tiber River to the Trastevere, and then we walked downhill to the southwest side. Back onto the main street, we walked straight into the first sandwich place we saw……

I was really looking forward to visit this elegant basilica to see its airyness and simplicity. Howevere, it was still a nice walk (minus the starving part) to see a different side of Roma. Very peaceful, modest and not cramped with tour groups. Maybe I’ll have the chance to come back here again.

Previous stop: Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Next stop: Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

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