Manzoni ~ Roma

Been in Rome several times but first time to Manzoni. Sounds rather interesting to be living in the different neighborhood and especially using the Metro more often.

S. Maria Immacolata All’Esquilino is a small neighborhood church along Via Emanuele Filiberto and across the road from the Manzoni Metro exit. I would suggest not giving this church a miss even if its exterior is not as convincing.

Scala Santa, my main reason for selecting my accommodation at Manzoni. 2 weeks of research and correspondence, finally we are here to do homage this early morning. Yes, early and almost the place is almost empty.

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, has an eye-catching facade. This Basilica serves as the seat of the Roman Pontiff. Definitely worth spending time exploring this Basilica.

Porta S. Giovanni is one of the gates in the Aurelian Wall of Rome, the walls which surrounds the area known as “ancient Rome”. Porta S. Giovanni now facilitates traffic to and from the southern Italy.

We walked along Viale Castrense from S. Giovanni Metro to Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme). The Aurelian Wall lines along Viale Castrense without a ‘break’ until Via Nola. This Basilica is another significant religious landmarks of the Catholic faith.

It has been a holiday packed with all types of adventures, mishaps and blessing in disguises. Through all mishaps, there are lessons learnt and to remember never to permit those mishaps from happening again.

Thank you, Europe once again for having us. I look forward to be back again soon. ~ Europe 2019 Trip signing out ~