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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
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
This church is part of the Walk of the Chistian Churches in Rome, but if you have time, plan to visit Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura. No doubts is the number 1 church in Rome, better than the Vatican one. The only issue...More
Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura is an enormous giant of a church. You can literally get lost in there! We were absolutely awestruck by the magnificence of this structure. It looks vast on the outside and on the inside it feels even larger....More
This is not a church that is on many peoples must sees ? It should be, it is truly amazing.
It is large with a main area in the center and various other stunning chapels on the side and rear.We were fortunate to visit when...More
ONe of the big advantage, that there are fewer visitors, than in some churches in the middle of the city. It also helps, that the church is huge. It is wonderful! Thanks God it is not our job to make a list of the most...More
Strongly urge a guide to explore this beauty if you are not a history buff or architectural savant. The incredible history of this Abbey and belief that this is the burial ground of St Paul makes this a very worthwhile stop.
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.