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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).

Foto www.arciconfraternitasantiambrogioecarlo
Via del Corso, 437

The basilica of Santi Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso, also known only as San Carlo al Corso, is one of the grandest Baroque churches in Rome.

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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Basilica dei Santi Marcellino e Pietro foto sito ufficiale
Via Casilina, 641

The church is located along the ancient via Labicana (now via Casilina), in an area that in Roman times was owned by Elena, the mother of Emperor Constantine I, an

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Basilica Ss. Nereo e Achilleo foto sito ufficiale
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 28

The basilica of Saints Nereo and Achilleo is close to the Baths of Caracalla and is dedicated to the two martyrs victims of Diocletian’s persecuti

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Chiesa SS. Pietro e Paolo all'EUR
Piazzale Santi Pietro e Paolo, 8

This monumental travertine church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul was built between 1937 and 1941 on the highest point in the EUR. Its white mass dominates the whole district.

Foto sanvitale.com
Via Nazionale, 194/B

On Via Nazionale, next to Palazzo delle Esposizioni, a steep descending staircas

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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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Basilica di San Crisogono foto sito ufficiale
Piazza Sidney Sonnino, 44

Located along viale Trastevere, in the district of the same name, San Crisogono stands in Piazza Sonnino and is one of the oldest basilicas in Rome.

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

The Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran, better known as the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, is, by definition,

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

The basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls) comes from the combination of two distinct churches, one built in the 6th century AD and the other at t

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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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San Paolo fuori le Mura
Piazzale di San Paolo, 1

With its imposing Byzantine structure, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, the second largest basilica after St.

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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 orig

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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 @Sant'Andrea della Valle Official FB Account
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 Croce in Gerusalemme
Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, 12

One the Seven Pilgrims Churches of Rome, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme stands on the remains of the

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

Until the mid-sixteenth century, the Baths of Diocletian, which to

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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.