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Chiesa dei SS. Vincenzo e Anastasio - Abbazia delle Tre Fontane
Via Acque Salvie, 1

According to the legend, after being decapitated, the head of the apostle Paul jumped three times, and is symbolically represented by three fountains (hence the name of the abbey).

Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 13

On the top of the Caelian hill, overlooking an irregular square, made suggestive by the presence of historical evidence distributed over the span of two millennia, the basilica owes its name to

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Basilica di San Clemente
Via di San Giovanni in Laterano, 45

The Basilica of San Clemente in Laterano, located about 300 meters beyond the Colosseum, on the road that from the valley between the Oppian hill and the Celio leads to San Giovanni in Laterano, is

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Via di Porta Latina, 17

With its quiet and attractive churchyard, shaded by a large cedar, San Giovanni a Porta Latina was probably founded in the 5th century: the date is consistent with some roof tiles

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San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano

Referred to as the “Mother of all churches in the world”, the Basilica of St. John Lateran constitutes the perfect linkage between the pagan and Christian eras.

San Nicola in Carcere
Via del Teatro di Marcello, 46

The medieval church of San Nicola in Carcere stands in the area of ​​the ancient Forum Olitorium, where, in the period of republican Rome, were th

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San Paolo fuori le Mura
Piazzale di San Paolo, 1

The Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, the second largest after St. Peter’s.

Basilica di San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro

The original Saint Peter’s Basilica, a building of a dimension comparable to the current one, was erected around 320 by the emperor Constantine in the place where,

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San Pietro in Vincoli - Mosè
Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli, 4/A

Halfway via Cavour, coming from via dei Fori Imperiali, on the right, you meet the staircase of via San Francesco di Paola.

Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Piazza della Repubblica

Standing before us today was once the vast antechamber and the Tepidarium (the warm bathroom) of the Baths of Diocletian, which is quite evident from the eight huge granite columns, each measuring

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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo, 12

Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most significant buildings from Rome’s Renaissance, not only for its architectural elements, but also for the paintings and sculptures that make it a precious m

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Piazza del Campidoglio

Built on the ruins of the Temple of Juno Moneta in the 6th century, the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli stands on the highest peak of the Capitol Hill.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18

SANTA MARIA IN COSMEDIN The church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin was founded in C.VII, on the place where once was the Ara Maxima Erculi (a big hall with a porch from Flavius’ time, from which one onl

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Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere

The Basilica was probably the first official place of Christian worship in Rome.

Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore

The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important and best preserved of Roman churches dedicated to the Madonna.

Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Piazza della Minerva, 42

Founded on the ruins of a temple dedicated to Minerva Calcidica during C. VII, it was rebuilt with Gothic shapes during C.XII.

Cappella di s. Zenone
Via di Santa Prassede, 9/a

Parallel to Via Merulana, next to Santa Maria Maggiore, lies Via di Santa Prassede.

Basilica di Santa Sabina all'Aventino
Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, 1

Founded by Pietro, priest from Illiria, between 422 and 432, on an antique "Titulus Sabinae" probably raised in the house of a Sabina matron that then ended up identifying itself with the saint wit

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Chiesa dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta
Via Tor de' Conti, 31/a

Located along via di Tor de' Conti, behind the Forum of Augustus and Nerva, the Church of Saints Quirico and Giulitta is dedicated to the two martyrs of Tarsus: the little

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Chiesa del Gesù
Piazza del Gesù

Nel 1551, Sant’Ignazio di Loyola commissionò il disegno di una Chiesa per la Compagnia di Gesù all’architetto fiorentino Nanni di Baccio Biggio.

Chiesa della Natività di Gesù
Piazza di Pasquino, 2

In Piazza Pasquino, next to Piazza Navona, is the little Natività di Gesù Church, originally built in 1692 and altered several times thereafter.

SS. Trinità dei Monti
Piazza della Trinità dei Monti

The work was financed thanks to a bequest made by Etienne Guffier − a functionary at the French Embassy in Rome.

Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso
Largo Terzo millennio, 8

Three unfolded sails are ready to ship the faithful into the third millennium, evoking both the early Christian image of the soul and a vessel pointing towards the lighthouse of Christ.

Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Via del Quirinale, 23

One of the famous baroque churches for its scenographic setting and for its solemnity, the church of St Charles of the Four Fountains is often unjustly forgotten.

San Giovanni in Oleo
Porta Latina

Located in Via di Porta Latina, the small octagonal oratory was built at the beginning of the 16th century, perhaps on an older circular shrine.

San Pietro in Montorio
Piazza di San Pietro in Montorio, 2

Founded in the 9th century on the site where St.

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