¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 having been originally intended. Within, we find an interior of pleasing appearance and of splendid proportions- in the dome style, eight high domes. Two rows of large square columns extend through the nave but they do not interfere with the room and view as in St Antonio. While the latter is gaudy with gilding, this church seems to entirely avoid it, but has a wonderful richness of colored marble in its hansome alters [sic] and floors. The latter is mosaic in a variety of styles all extremely hansome. Built in the 14th century everything is comp^a^tively new and bright, very pleasing as compared with the generality of gloomy dark cathedrals.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The side chapels 21 in number are regular as stalls in a barn-, all square, extending all around the main part- Several of them contain many life size^d^ figures sculptured in Cararra marble, very finely cut. Mrs C. counted 120 figures. One of the chapels has a high ornamental alter [sic] in colored marbles with marble mosaics the finest I ever saw. The choir has 50 walnut stalls elaborately carved in alto-relievo, the upper seats illustrating the new testament and the lower seats, the old testament, the former is the best I have seen in Europe-