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At the beginning of the 4th century, with the end of the persecutions and the promulgation of the Edicts of Tolerance in favour of Christianity, Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the cella memoriae, the place where Christians venerated...more
I probably shouldn't review churches as I am one of those who is appalled and a little turned off by all the garish opulence of the Catholic churches. It hurts my soul to think of all the people who could've been (could be) helped by...More
It's St. Paiul's church outside the Wallsand one of the four patriarchal churchs of Rome, and occuping the site of St. Paul's tomb; nice renovation of the basilica after an devasting fire in1800; wonderfull mosaics and enclosing a wonderful rose garden.
This church... So beautiful inside and outside. I was shocked by it. It's a must when you go to Rome. Also, for 1 euro you get a nice underground exposition and for 4 euros you get another exposition with old church items. Just amazing.
This is my favorite Rome Church. They display the chain that held Saint Paul when he was a prisoner in Rome. The beautiful building itself js delightful. So moving to see.
Off the beaten track; take public transportation to get there.
Also they have an...More
Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura is one of the 4 papal basilicas along with San Pietro, San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria Maggiore. You can say "must see" for tourists. UNESCO gives the status of the Basilica, too, including it in the...More
The church itself is simply huge, but the msot attrctive are the wonderful decorations along the roof. Visual impact is truly terrific and I'm not surprised that many official italian Republic ceremonies are helded here...
This is one of the four papal basilicas just south of the old Roman Wall. It is currently undergoing restoration of the nave but the transept with its wonderful mosaics were in full view. The nave has small medallions of the popes with a spotlight...More
The way we did it was: walk back from the Pantheon to the Barbarini metro stop (it is a little bit of a hike). Take the red line to Termini and switch there to the blue line. Take the blue line down to the "Basilica S... More
The way we did it was: walk back from the Pantheon to the Barbarini metro stop (it is a little bit of a hike). Take the red line to Termini and switch there to the blue line. Take the blue line down to the "Basilica S. Paolo" stop. It's right around the corner from that stop.