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Basilica di San Lorenzo, Rome
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  • This important early Christian Church, one of the most important Basilica in Rome, was built in the early centuries of Christianity near the campo Verano (still monumental cemetery) and the entrance to the catacombs of Santa Ciriaca. Architecturally the Church is actually the combination of two places of worship, places in line, albeit on different floors, which over time have been unified to make solemn burial at Holy Martyrs Lorenzo (where the Church is dedicated), Deacon martyred on a gridiron tradition and Stephen killed by stoning. The burial of the two first martyrs of the Christian Church in Rome, placed in the crypt located under the other major, also houses the remains of St Justin. The Basilica, heavily damaged by bombings that struck Rome during World War II has been restored expertly and liberated by the 19th-century restored to its original splendor apparatus severe early Christian painting, all brick and marble columns. And a marble Colonnade gives entrance to the porch in front of the three entrances to the Church, the largest of which with arch supported by ancient silofori lions, on the wall frescos depicting the stories of San Lorenzo, Roman marble tombs (and on the left side of the portico the impressive and simple tomb of the great statesman of mid twentieth century Alcide De Gasperi). Entered the sacred building, the front of the Church-the latest from the 13th century that we honor the name of the Pope that he built--is divided into three large and solemn naves, separated by towering marble columns and Ionic capitals of the primitive Church of Constantine, Cosmati floor precious and contemporaneous Ambo and column of the Paschal candle (middle of the nave) beamed ceiling, rebuilt after the war. On a highest altitude is the presbytery (and below it the remembered crypt) parts of the oldest church in the sixth century after Christ, the Choesa of Pelagius, Pope Pelagius Second appearing with Christ and the Apostles Peter and Paul on the triumphal arch in the fine mosaic. The other major is placed under an ancient ciborium in white marble columns supported by four columns of red porphyry, while at the end of the chancel is marble choir and the Papal Chair with ancient polychrome marble decoration and mosaics. At the end of the aisles two stairs lead to an ambulatory surrounding the crypt of Santi Lorenzo, Stefano and Justin and in which are preserved in addition to marble tombstone on which was located the body of St Lawrence, martyred Roman stone fragments and a chapel with mosaic 19th-century ornamentation the burial of Pope Pius IX, the last Pope King today exposed for the veneration of the faithful in a Crystal case as Pontifical and with silver mask. But the visit is not over, passing from the Sacristy (of little interest) leads instead to the charming cloister, whose walls are laden with fragments of the ancient early Christian Cemetery (fine the sarcophagus of the Epiphany of the 3rd century AD) and the quadrangle arches separated by ancient columns overlooking the green cloister. There is also for peace that you breathe.
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  • The Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori-le-Mura (i.e. St. Lawrence outside the walls) includes seven major Roman churches for pilgrims. It is located near the Verano cemetery. Metro nearby, so you'll have to go far. I was 1.5 km along Tiburtinskoj road. All signs of antiquity are present in the temple: the portico façade and Romanesque Bell Tower, two marble Lions at the entrance, floors, Chair and throne in cosmatesque style; in the temple are the relics of Saint Lorenzo. The impression from the very deep.
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  • For the ancient Roman Highway via Tiburtina to the Church of San Lorenzo "behind the walls" we walked for quite a long time, it is absolutely not a tourist trail. The Church is ancient, extant since the 6th century. The façade wall inside the portico is covered with old murals: it's amazing how manages to save them. Inside the temple is preserved ancient harsh atmosphere, as if breathes history. In the room were exhibited pictures of 1946 onwards: the Church was severely damaged during the second world war. Creepy images. Now all restored.
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  • A very historical basilica but need restoration especially the tomb of st laurence
  • Not as ornate as other churches in Rome, but had an interesting history and isn't crowded
  • Beautiful church rebuilt after the second world war, beautiful mosaic of Christ.
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  • Although the Church has been restored because of the bombing of the second world war is still one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Rome
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  • One of the few late Romanesque churches in Rome. Fantastic-
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