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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).

Chiostro Sant'Alessio e Bonifacio all'Aventino
Piazza di Sant'Alessio, 23

Built between the III and IV centuries, the Basilica of Saints Bonifacio and Alessio was initially dedicated to St.

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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Foto Basilica Santi Apostoli @basilica.santi12apostoli
Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, 51

Dedicated to the twelve Apostles, it is the only basilica in Rome that was not built on pre-existing Roman structures.

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.

Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le mura
Piazzale del Verano, 3

The basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls) as it is today is the combination of two distinct churches, one built in the sixth century AD and the o

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Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina
Via In Lucina, 16/A

San Lorenzo in Lucina is one of the oldest churches in Rome: it was built in the 4th-5th century over a domus, probably owned by a Roman matron named Lucina, who allegedly founded

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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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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 San Sebastiano fuori le Mura
Via Appia Antica, 136

The basilica of San Sebastiano fuori le mura (Saint Sebastian outside the Walls) is dedicated today to this popular – and frequently represented – saint from Narbonne, but was originally known as t

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Chiesa di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio
Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 80

Located in the square of the same name, the Basilica of Sant'Agostino was one of the first Roman churches of the Renaissance, and its origins date back to the 14th century when the

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Foto @SantAndreadellaValle
Piazza Vidoni, 6

Largely financed by Cardinal Alessandro Peretti di Montalto, nephew of Pope Sixtus V, works for the construction of the monumental Sant’Andrea della Valle started in 1591 under the

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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 of the Roman Renaissance, not only for its architectural features, but also for the paintings and sculptures it hous

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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

The first news relating to Santa Maria in Cosmedin dates back to the VI century when it was known with the name of S.Maria in Schola Graeca and with

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Chiese gemelle di Piazza del Popolo
Via del Babuino, 198

It owes its name to a little Church for the Virgin run by the Carmelites. The holy mount par excellence is Mount Carmel in Jerusalem.

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

Situated on the summit of the Esquiline Hill, although enriched by subsequent renovations, St.

Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Piazza della Minerva, 42

Founded in the VII century, over the ruins of a temple presumably dedicated to Minerva Calcidica, the basilica was rebuilt in a Gothic style in th

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

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes, located in the Esquilino district, was built by Pasquale I in the ninth century and restored several times, over the centuries, altering its origina

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

Saint  Sabina was founded by Peter of Illyria, a

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Vasca Battesimale Battistero Lateranense
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4

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