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Trastevere's stunning medieval basilica rises from a church converted from a private residence where Christian cults were ... More
Trastevere's stunning medieval basilica rises from a church converted from a private residence where Christian cults were observed. You can still visit the original church on the level below. The original group of buildings was erected in the 5th Century; the present church dates back to the start of the 12th Century and its appearance and proportions remain intact. The floors are decorated with mosaics from ancient buildings and the apse mosaic (13th Century) has been attributed to Pietro Cavallini and depicts the Virgin with Child with San Crisogono and San Giacomo. This is definitely not the mosaic originally planned for the apse because its background is not concave but flat. The vestry leads down to the rest of the 7th-century basilica and Roman buildings whose frescoes have all but disappeared.
Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 B.C., Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic,
then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The ...
This church was once part of a large monastery complex spread out between Via Santa Chiara, Via Benedetto Croce, Giovanni
Maggiore Pignatelli and Pallonetto di Santa Chiara. It is no longer a place of worship but functions as the ...
A legend exists that tells of the apparition of Archangel Michael on the Mole Adrianea (today the Castel Sant'Angelo )
when Rome was hit by the plague. It is said that the angel had a sword in his hand ...