Major Papal Basilica Saint Mary Major There is a church on the Esquiline hill, in Rome, called Santa Maria Maggiore or Saint Mary Major. This church is one of four major papal Basilicas and the largest Marian church in Rome. Every year, on August the 5th something strange and beautiful happens around this fascinating church:

Rome on bicycle – The best way to see Rome. Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it is also one of the dirtiest and most polluted cities in Europe. The city is trying to fight pollution by limiting the traffic in the historical center, and by promoting the use