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Basilica di Santa Sabina, Rome

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The Basilica of Saint Sabina is a historical church on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy. It is a titular minor basilica and mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. Santa Sabina is perched high above the Tiber river to the north and the Circus Maximus to the east. It is next to small public park Giardino degli Aranci, which has a scenic terrace overlooking Rome. It is a short distance to the headquarters of the Knights of Malta.Santa Sabina is the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome that preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style. Its decorations have been restored to their original restrained design. Other basilicas, such as Santa Maria Maggiore, are often heavily and gaudily decorated. Because of its simplicity, the Santa Sabina represents the crossover from a roofed Roman forum to the churches of Christendom. Its Cardinal Priest is Jozef Tomko. It is the stational church for Ash Wednesday.
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  • Inside the Church have never been to, but next to the garden view fantastic, in a garden outside to see the whole of Rome, out of the garden and turn right, walk two minutes to the keyhole to see "a glimpse of three"
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  • Definitely worth visiting as this has the oldest extant Roman basilica in Rome which preserves its original colonnaded rectangular plan and architectural style.  more »
  • Santa Sabina, which is the main church for the Dominican Order, is one of the few 5th Century churches that has been kept in (or restored to) its original condition. The wooden doors are original (432...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite spots. Especially the park next door.
  • Restored 5th century Basilica with little Baroque.
  • Built in the fifth century on the tomb of Santa Sabina. On the church counter there is a mosaic that shows the dedication of the church in Latin.
  • Great church with very interesting medieval decorations on the inside!
  • Walk in during hot days to enjoy and refresh.

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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