Near the Tiber and Ponte Sisto in Rome, hidden in small streets and easily passed by, is the Galleria Spada located in a very grand and beautiful Palazzo. It holds an art collection especially dedicated to Old Masters and Italian art. There are several rooms to explore and the paintings are arranged in a traditional way. The cabinet feels historical and that is also the intention of this place, one feels like fallen out of time like in many sights in Rome. Outside in a small backyard you can also explore Borrominis secret garden. The Galleria Spada is a secret jewel in Rome for people who do not like mass tourism.
Santa Maria della Pace is one of countless catholic churches in central Rome. It is unique regarding its elegant interior and white dome despite the round and more smaller architecture. It is a place you could frequently go to as a local as it transfers warmth and comfort in a very noble way. Santa Maria della Pace is located near Piazza Navona.
Last summer in August I had the chance to visit Rome and its attractions. Here are impressions of the Pantheon in the late afternoon. It is free to enter and the light is magical. Fascinating to be able to stand in a building “almost as old as time”.