We continue the tour of Farnese: in this post one church and one passage. This was almost three weeks ago, the last time we got together with Flavia, and I’m missing it.
After discovering last week’s cat doors, we ascended to the old part of town proper. In a square behind the corner we bumped into a rather remarkable church and opposite was a less fancy but completely adorable passage.
The church is called Parrocchia Santissimo Salvatore and it would undoubtedly make a top five attraction in any lesser country but in Italy it’s just another church. In the gallery are some images from the inside. There were not many doors as such but imagination goes a long way.
Just opposite I spotted the grand entrance that you can see above. It wasn’t clear whether it was public or private but I boldly went in and discovered an interesting passage and courtyard that has seen grander times but to me it was equally magnificent as the church.
Inside the church I saw it written Magna et mirabilia. The translation is not simple, it appears, something like many wonderful, but magna sounds exactly how my name is pronounced. Maybe my next blog should be called Manja the Magna and her Miracles. 😀
(ADD-IT: As Susanne busted me in a comment: magna is NOT pronounced the same as my name but rather with a hard g. I mixed magna and mangia (Eat!) which in Roman dialect is indeed pronounced Manja, to rhyme with lasagna.)
In other news… but you know. Be well and dance as if the whole world is watching.