After nearly a week visiting family in Germany (more images and reports to follow soon) we arrived in Bella Roma today. We left rainy and cold Frankfurt to arrive in sunny and warm Rome less than two hours later. The distance from the airport was quick and easy with one of the many airport shuttles that are reasonably priced, compared to North America. A short walk from Termini Station brought us to our home away from home (a basic, but very clean private inn) just around the corner from Basilica Papale Santa Maria di Maggiore.
We joined the not so large crowds and toured this beautiful landmark as our first official stop in Rome. My attention was immediately drawn to the mosaic floors that resemble traditional patchwork quilts… Before I tilted my head upward to the ceiling. Enjoy the images!