Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso, Rome
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Very glad we stopped in. We lit some candles and admired the Basilica. Unlike better known churches, no crowds of tourists.
Quasi invisibile, anche per lavori in corso sulla facciata dell'adiacente Palazzo della Cancelleria, tantochè hanno dovuto mettere un grosso cartello con il nome della chiesa sopra l'ingresso (vedi la... read more »Almost invisible, even for ongoing work on the façade of the adjacent Palazzo della Cancelleria, preserving what they had to put a big sign with the name of the Church above the entrance (see my photos). Parking not great, even for the many changes and renovations that the Church had in the past: not notable, the chancel marble square columns of Bernini pi modified by Vespignani, with a lovely large shovel of Zuccari behind the altar and the large canopy with Alabaster columns. The most characteristic aspect is poor attendance, then the play of light, which follows a certain sacredness quiet that few other major Roman churches possess.show original
Deve il suo nome al suo artefice , il papa Damaso I che circa nel 380 d C. ne avviò l'edificazione sul sito della sua dimora privata ; l'attuale aspetto rinascimentale, si confonde nella mole architet... read more »It owes its name to its maker, the pope Damasus I who in CA. 380 d c. talking started construction on the site of his private residence; the current Renaissance appearance, it confuses the architectural complex of the Chancery in mole. He saw through the centuries the precious assistance of Bramante, Valadier; It was built on a Roman mithraeum; excavations beneath the cortile del palazzo della Cancelleria revealed the foundations of the Grand basilica founded by Pope Damasus I, one of the most important early Christian churches in Rome. Was also identified a cemetery in use until shortly before the construction of the Palace. The early Christian Church was the feature of a transverse nave flavor behind the apse, and the basilica appeared surrounded by arcades. The portal is by Vignola. In the first hallway there is a cubiculario of Pope Urban VIII by Bernini, and the second vestibule is a statue of Carlo Borromeo by Stefano Maderno. In the vestibule, to the right there is a chapel designed by Nicola Salvi, the sculptor of the Trevi Fountain.show original
Not as ornate as other churches in Rome, but had an interesting history and isn't crowded
Roberto RadimirOne of the few late Romanesque churches in Rome. Fantastic-show original
A TA place full of history, located in a charming area for the presence, around the Church, noble tombs in the cemetery at Verano. The Church reveals an ancient structure, similar to that of a few other early Christian churches.show original
Fabrizio TrivelliniVery nice Church and is very quiet despite the flower markets outsideshow original
Damian - SeguaceDiDamiaOne of the most beautiful basilicas in Rome.show original
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