The Chiesa di Santa Cecilia is one of the most noteworthy amongst Rome's medieval churches for its valuable works of art. ... More
The Chiesa di Santa Cecilia is one of the most noteworthy amongst Rome's medieval churches for its valuable works of art. The statue of Saint Cecilia is placed under the main altar over the saint's grave and is the work of Maderno. The sculptor depicted Cecilia in the same way in which her body was found during the excavations of 1599, with a long cut in her neck, which caused her death after three days of agony and after having undergone the martyrdom of suffocation by boiling vapours. The altar is of great artistic importance because of the gothic canopy by Arnolfo di Cambio which covers it. The altar also holds the work of Reni, the Decollazione della Santa. The cloisters can be entered through the left-hand aisle and are well-worth visiting.
The church of Santa Maria in Domnica is also known as the church of the Navicella because of the representation
of a Roman boat in a fountain that stands in front of it. The church stands at the crossroads ...
This temple dates back to the end of the 2nd Century BCE and has remained more or less intact. 19
of the 20 Corinthian columns which surround it survive but the trabeation and the original roof (probably a dome) ...
Santa Maria in Trastevere is the first Rome church to be consecrated to the Madonna. Its foundations were laid in
approximately AD 400, when Christianity was only just beginning to take root in Europe. The present edifice is dated ...
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