"Every year millions of visitors enter the Basilica of Sancta Maria ad Martyres, the Pantheon in Rome. Some do not know that it is a Christian church. Some are not Christians. Many do not belong to any religious faith. They are tourists. Tourists with a thousand faces, which seem to be carried by the flow of things. They enter to visit a monument in ancient Rome, a monument from the past to which they hardly attribute value in the present. The Pantheon, however, still has a life of its own. It speaks to the present and has a future The Pantheon still resounds with songs and hymns to God. It is still a place of recollection and research.
It is still a temple. So a simple tourist visit to the Pantheon can open up to the surprise of the encounter with the Basilica of Sancta Maria ad Martyres. And a simple visitor, a distracted tourist, can suddenly find himself a pilgrim. The Pantheon is capable of this surprise. The Pantheon wants you to be a pilgrim, the protagonist of a journey that sees you find what you are and what you love, what you hope for and what you want. Look up: don't just see, watch! Stones, statues, marbles, a monumental dome, an ancient design, old enigmas of light, space, luminous stars ... Become a pilgrim of yourself. Seek and find yourself. Let yourself be looked for and let yourself be found. As for us, we just want to be your travel companions. "