The famous Fr. Z (http://wdtprs.com/blog/) was ordaind deacon here, the Basilica di S. Nicola in Carcere, by Paul Augustine Card. Mayer, O.S.B.
Card. Mayer, now retired, lives in Rome. He was born in 1911 next to the famous Marian shrine in Bavaria, Altötting. If you ever find yourself in Munich, be sure to make a visit to this holy place of miracles.
Thanks be to God, this Basilica has a fine choir, the Corale Polifonica Psalterium. Every basilica ought to have a fine choir. Involve the laity! And give employment to musicians.
Once a kid brought me up into the tower of this church when he and a friend rang the bells; it was truly amazing.