Wow! On Thursday, visitors to the Roman Forum got more than they bargained for: with an abrupt rumble and crash, the roof of the nearby church of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami (St. Joseph of the Carpenters) caved in completely. Thankfully, the church was empty at the time.
As one of many stunned locals said, “There was a wedding there just this past Saturday…”
It’s all the more surprising, because as Roman churches go, San Giuseppe isn’t particularly old. That roof couldn’t have been more than 400-500 years old, which in Rome… is practically yesterday.
You can see more photos, and a couple of videos of the scene here.