Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Santa Maria sopra Minerva

After resting our backs and feet, we went to a nearby church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, for another religious experience. This church played a role in the life of the famous Galileo Galilei, and they had exhibits inside related to his scientific discoveries. There is also a short obelisk outside, with an elephant at it's base. Not quite sure what this is all about, but it was interesting nonetheless. As was the kook who came out of the church, flung holy water on an unsuspecting young woman, then ran off. Terribly entertaining. This church is one of very few decorated in the gothic style, and we enjoyed checking out all of the ornate details inside.

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