Santa Maria Maggiore (Saint Mary Major) is the station for the Wednesday of the First Week of Lent. It is the largest Marian church in Rome, and one of the four papal basilicas of the city. Its most famous relic is five boards of the crib or manger of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, kept beneath the high altar.
The papal throne of the Palazzo Colonna. Every noble family of the Papal States had an audience hall for receiving the Holy Father. Since 1870, all of these chairs were turned to the wall in protest of Garibaldi’s illegal seizure of the city, and they have not been turned back since.