I happened onto this church on my way to another and was wowed by the mosaics. They are 5th Cent. and in excellent condition. This is very near St. Mary Major so don't miss it.
So quiet and serene. The church is the first Christian church in Rome and there is an unmistakable feel that you are where it began.
The Church of Santa Pudenziana is recognized as the oldest place of Christian worship in Rome. It was built over a 2nd century house. The mosaics in the apse are late Roman art that date from the end of the 4th century. They are among the oldest Christian mosaics in Rome and one of the most striking mosaics outside Ravenna.... More
Churches in Rome tend to have very long time lines. This one began in the first century with a man named Pudens who allowed St. Peter to stay with him. When a church was built here in the 4th century, it was called Ecclesia Pudentiana (Puden's church). Still later, it was assumed that Pudentiana was a woman and a saint's... More
I've been here in this month. The church and mosaic are amazing and I have chance to visit the underground of this church. Look around the church don't just see the mosaic and go away. I spended 3 hours in this place. Amazing
This is a small church located in the area of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. It has an important ancient mosaic over the altar that has been in place since the 500s. Otherwise not much else is seen except the tomb of a cardinal with the most complicated name I have ever heard of.
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