Santi Cosma and Damiano Church Rome

The Santi Cosma and Damiano Church was built by uniting parts of the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums. The biggest attraction is the apse mosaic. The Forma Urbis Romae, a huge marble city map showing what Rome used to look like in the 3rd century, used to adorn one of the outside walls.

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Abbazia delle Tre Fontane Rome

Legend has it that the head of the Apostle Paul bounced three times after his decapitation and that three fountains erupted where this happened (June 29th, 67 AD). Rome‘s Abbazia delle Tre Fontane (Abbey of the Three Fountains) was built in the spot where his martyrdom took place. Continue reading “Abbazia delle Tre Fontane Rome”

Santi Nereo e Achilleo Basilica Rome

The Santi Nereo e Achilleo Church in Rome is a 4th century church near the Baths of Caracalla. It is dedicated to two martyrs who lived in the 2nd century. The main attraction is a fresco cycle by Pomarancio.

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Santa Maria della Pace Church Rome

The church of Santa Maria della Pace is located in the Via della Pace in the historical district Ponte in Rome. Next to the church is Bramante’s Cloister, which is used as a museum.

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Oratorio del Caravita Church Rome

The Oratorio del Caravita Church is located just off the Via del Corso in the historical center of Rome. It used to also be called the Oratorio della Santissima Comunione Generale (“Oratorium of the Holy General Communion”).

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Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Church Rome

The Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Church in Rome was built by Michelangelo in the aula of the Tepidarium of the Baths of Diocletian in 1563. It is one of Rome’s biggest churches and is located at the Piazza della Repubblica, near the main railway station Roma Termini. Continue reading “Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Church Rome”

San Bernardo Alle Terme Church Rome

The San Bernardo alle Terme Church is located in the Castro Pretorio district of Rome. It is one of very few churches in Rome with a round floor plan.

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Sant’Eustachio Church Rome

The Church of Sant’Eustachio is located in the historical center of Rome, in the district of Sant’Eustachio, which was named for this church, at a short walking distance from the Pantheon.

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Santa Maria Maddalena Church Rome

The Church of Saint Mary Magdalene (Santa Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio, or simply La Maddalena) is located just north of the Pantheon in the historical center of Rome. It is one of very few rococo churches in Rome.

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