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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.
Trajan's Column stands between two seemingly twin churches Santa Maria di Loreto and Santissimo Nome di Maria. It is 40
meters high overlooking the remaining columns of the ancient Ulpia basilica in Trajan's Forum. It is thought that the ...
This national French church holds the tombs of many famous French people. Caravaggio is one artist who features in this
beautiful Renaissance church. There is a wooden pulpit with painted panels, fairly unusual for Roman churches; the façade was ...
A visit to Basilica di San Clemente is a fascinating journey through time. From the upper basilica, which dates from
the beginning of the 12th Century and whose apse boasts the mosaic The Triumph of the Cross, one passes ...
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