When in Rome, Skip the Sistine Chapel

By Jessica Stewart - 2014-01-21T15:35:39Z

Photograph by Jessica Stewart

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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Traces of medieval Rome can be few and far between, but the apse mosaics of Santa Maria in Trastevere are a wonderful example of 12th century craftsmanship. Most people think they need to travel to Ravenna to see incredible Byzantine mosaics, but if you can't manage the trip, Santa Maria in Trastevere's, though completed a few centuries later, will satisfy the urge.

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