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This church has some of the oldest Christian art in the world, but when I was there most people weren't even looking at it. Take the time before you go to read about the cypress doors, which are original from around 430, with 18 surviving...More
The Basilica di Santa Sabina is located on Aventine Hill between the Piazza dei Cavelieri di Malta and the beautiful small public Parco Savello (Garden of Oranges).
This fifth century church is one of Rome's early Christian churches, it is beautiful and peaceful to visit...More
All along the Via Santander Sabina there is lots to see. At the extreme western end there's the "keyhole" view of St Peters basilica. Supposedly the best kept secreturn in Rome. Everybody knows about it. There's always a queue but it moves quickly. A drinks...More
The Church is so peaceful and is beautiful.We all agreed we much preferred it to the Vatican .The gardens and the view of Rome from the viewing area is something to behold.This is all much more gentle and dignified than St Peters it might not...More
We had just spent two hours crammed like sardines into the Vatican museums and immediately went here. This was our fourth time to Rome and we were looking for somewhere new. We all love old churches and this one didn't disappoint. From the mosaic, to...More
Located on the Aventine Hill and on the way to the unique Aventine Keyhole is this basilica. Set in lovely gardens it was quite peaceful. There is an amazing terrace viewpoint which offers lovely views especially towards the Vatican and the Trastevere district.
I went to hear Vespers at Chiesa di Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino, which was a lovely experience. On my way out, however, walking down Aventine Hill, I saw that the door to Santa Sabina still open around 7:45 p.m., so ventured into the basilica and a remarkable...More
We saw over 45 churches during our stay in Rome and Florence. This was on the list because of its age and stark design. Unfortunately it was Sunday morning and mass was being held, so out of respect I did not take photos.
This (now) Dominican church on the Aventine is amazing with the first depiction of the Crucifixion of Christ. It is engraved as a small, not central scene on the church's gates. Adjacent is the beautifull Parco Savello with its amazing view of Rome. Inside, not...More
This austere, beautiful and very old church on the Aventine Hill is a 10 minute walk up from the Circo Massimo. There are beautiful inlaid marble floors, and a small and charming mosaic effigy of a sleeping monk. The wide nave has 24 fluted corinthian...More
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of surprises like the clever little keyhole at the Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
a line) along with Parco Savello (Giardino degli Aranci) next to the ancient Santa Sabina church. Keep your eyes on the 1960s architecture, several modern buildings are built atop Rome’s original 4th century BC wall.