Thursday, May 5, 2016

San Salvatore in Onda

After enjoying William Kentridge's Tiber Installation, John and I headed across the Ponte Sisto to Via di Pettinari back to the historic centre of Rome.
As I looked back at the bridge and Travestere beyond, 
John noticed the doorway of a little church that we'd never visited. Our rule in Rome is to never pass an open church without having a peek and so we went in.
We had discovered the lovely San Salvatore in Onda with its marvellous ceiling and the saint himself lying in state on the altar.
John liked this little Baby Jesus with his halo and flowers.
 I was drawn to a Christ in Chains surrounded by votive medals (donated by the faithful whose prayers had been answered)
and a Saint Anthony with similar votive medals.
As we left we noted the elegant nave with its star-speckled ceiling.
We continued our journey toward Campo di Fiori having again proven our rule about Roman churches.


  1. What a treasure behind the unassuming door! A good rule of thumb.

  2. That rule is ever true in this city, Shelley!