IV century roman mosaics inside the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza, monumental complex of St. Agnes Outside the Walls, Rome
Built by Costantina, daughter of Costantin I, as a mausoleum near the basilica erected above the catacombs of St. Agnes , it would later become known as the church of Santa Costanza, when Constantina was venerated as saint.
Thank you tumblr for reminding me about this place! I might go there tomorrow.
I spent my afternoon cycling down the Appian Way, past tombs and headless statues, ruined villas, umbrella pines and sheep…I’ve been living here for nearly three months now, and I can’t imagine ever taking Rome’s beauty for granted. I keep finding things that take my breath away.
(Source: irefiordiligi, via exponential63)
now the story of a wealthy family who incurred the gods’ wrath, and the one son who had no choice but to complete the cycle of revenge. it’s orestes development
I teach English as a foreign language to Italians. In one of my teenage classes today I asked them what was the most difficult thing about being a teenager, and without even stopping to think about it, one girl said, “Feeling like you’re never good enough”.
It was sad to hear a teenage girl answer like that so quickly in a language that isn’t even her own. But it’s true, isn’t it? I wouldn’t be a teenager again for anything in the world.