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Basilica di San Crisogono, Rome

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4.6/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • Built on the site of one of Rome's oldest private houses used for Christian worship now stands 12th century church which is charming. It is also a marvel of 12th century recycling. The mosaic floors w...  read more »
  • Don't miss the basement where there was the first basilica. The Chiesa di San Grisogono goes back to 499, shed light on the excavations at the beginning of 1900. The meetings of the first Christians were held in private homes that were provided by the owners, these houses were marked on the outside with a table (titulus). The titulus Crisogoni was born using well two or three Roman domus of the 2nd and 3rd centuries. The first basilica was a single nave. considerable merit the baptistery built probably after the 5th century. The baptism took place then just once a year and was celebrated on Easter Sunday after a preparation of 40 days.
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  • Under the main basilica lies not just a crypt but an entire early Christian underground basilica, which was severed when it was built over the medieval basilica and was later rediscovered in the early 20th century. You can't talk about real beauty (there are several very old frescoes but are unfortunately very spoiled). However, it is an interesting visit and unexpected. Access from the sacristy (to the left of the altar), with charge (3 euros).
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  • This is yet another beautiful church. Sadly we weren't able to explore the crypt as a service was about to begin. Nevertheless, the ornate ceiling and general magnificence of the church makes this another 'must see' for ecclesiastical junkies!
  • One of the first churches of Rome, built in the 5th century and fully restored in the seventeenth century, with the Baroque taste not diminished nor superseded the old form and early Christian style. The Interior is sumptuous but not too, with works of art, such as the apsidal mosaic attributed to Casey and the ciborium Baroque, really beautiful! To see!
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