|The main façade of the church - Christo Salvatori indicates the church's dedication to "Christ the Saviour".|
|The Ascension of Christ above the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament, frescoed by Giuseppe Cesari.|
The Papal cathedra that located in the apse, which makes this basilica the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome as the cathedral Bishop of Rome. For that very reason, unlike many other Roman basilicas, it holds the title of Archbasilica.
The Spanish Steps is the main attraction between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità church at the top that's currently under construction. On the square, just below The Spanish Steps, a fountain in the shape of a half-sunken ship of water overflowing its bow best-known as Barcaccia Fountain can be found. It was no surprise to see tourists from different countries and even architecture students taking their time on their seated spots sketching as this daring architectural feat with its intersected ramps and stairs providing the city with a particularly intriguing attraction.
As this attraction is a crowd-pleaser, please beware of those persistent flower peddler who'd pushes a steam or even a bunch of rose to your face and cheats with flowery words for money. I got tricked, and took us quite a while to get away from him. Nevertheless, it was a good experience taking into account we learned his cheeky trick and did not lose anything other than time. ^__^
After quite a far distance away in search for the largest and the most famous Baroque fountain in the city, Trevi Fountain, we finally found it but at the same time seeing the monument completely surrounded by scaffolding had our high hopes in it crushed to pieces. Having seen the pictures of Trevi Fountain from the Internet for some times it was one of the places I wanted to go most! I literally shouted in surprise at my partner that "It is under refurbishment!" and my mood instantly went dooooooooowwwn T__T.
When it is fully refurbished, I am sure it will be a beautiful site to see and not to forget to throw a good wish penny!
Hunger kicked in as soon as our hope has been crushed by the news of under refurbishment, so we decided to have snacks around and caught by the smell of pizza fresh from the oven just right next to the attraction! Dry-cured ham has always been one of my favourite food, how could I ever resist it especially accompanied with melted cheese and mushroom! *drool all over again*
To be continue...