Italy Trip Day 2: Rome – Santa Maria degli Angeli & National Museum of Rome

We began our second day by attending an English mass at the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. It used to be the Baths of Diocletian (Roman emperor from 284 to 305) and was built between 298 and 306 AD, before being converted to a church by Pope Pius IV in 1561.

Façade of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Façade of Santa Maria della Vittoria

Santa Susanna

Santa Susanna

Piazza della Repubblica

Piazza della Repubblica

A pro-life march which would start from Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

A pro-life march which would start from Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Mass before the march

Mass before the march

A side chapel

A side chapel

Santa Maria degli Angeli

Reginae Angelorum et Martyrum

Exterior of Baths of Diocletian/Santa Maria degli Angeli

Exterior of Baths of Diocletian/Santa Maria degli Angeli

After the mass, we went to the nearby National Museum of Rome, which housed numerous archaelogical materials from Ancient Rome. My favorite is The Boxer. Totally worth a visit even if you are not into ancient stuffs.

The Boxer

The Boxer

Heh.

Heh.

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Socrates and Epicurus (?)

Socrates and Epicurus (?)

With a huge mosaic

With a huge mosaic

Another mosaic. I love mosaics

Another mosaic. I love mosaics

One of the sculpture halls

One of the sculpture halls

Admiring the ancients

Admiring the ancients

The discuss thrower

The discuss thrower

Venus

Venus

A sarcophagus

A sarcophagus

"They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?"" (Mrk 12.16)

“They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”” (Mrk 12.16)

After spending around 2 hours in the museum, we moved on to Campo de Fiori to have our lunch. But that would be for the next post!

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