This is Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome,
way up at the top of the Capitoline Hill.
I've been wanting to see the inside
of this church for years. Finally, last month,
I climbed up there only to be stopped
at the door because there was a wedding
taking place. The guard decided to
let us in, though—and I'm so glad. There are
many, many gorgeous churches in Rome,
but none with dozens of chandeliers like this one.
(And the wedding was beautiful too,
and bilingual: French bride, Italian groom.)
[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]