Basilica San Lorenzo al Verano, Rome

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  • Basilica Minor that houses the incorrupt body of Blessed Pius IX, at his express desire. It's an impressive church. On 9 February, Pontifical pro Canonization of the Blessed is celebrated.
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  • It is one of the seven pilgrimage churches in Rome. In translation, its name sounds like this: the Basilica of St. Lawrence behind the city walls. Back in 330, Emperor Constantine the Great built a chapel here on the resting place of St. Lawrence. The temple was rebuilt in 578 by Pelagia II. But the building we see is now built in the 13th century by Pope Honoriiii III. In 1865, a column of red granite was erected in front of the basilica topped with a bronze statue of St. Lawrence by Stefano Galletti. The basilica was hit by Allied bombing in July 1943.
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  • The basilica of St. Lorenzo outside the walls is dedicated to the saint who was martyred on August 10, the year 258. The basilica preserves the guiles of St. Lawrence, five popes and statesman Alcide De Gasperi. During the bombing of 19 July 1943 the basilica was severely damaged and in the post-war period it was rebuilt and restored with the original material. At the entrance, the porch is supported by six columns with Ionic medieval capitals. Under the porch are preserved some sarcophagi and the frescoes of the walls illustrate the stories of the Life of St. Lawrence. In the left wall you can see the memorial to Alcide De Gasperi by Giacomo Manzù. Inside, the wide nave of the Honorary basilica is illuminated by 12 windows on the side. The aisles are divided by 22 columns with a varying distance between them.
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  • Well well after visiting Rome for more than 20 years, I got off the No 3 tram right outside this church and for the better part of an hour I was the only person there. Incredible wall inscriptions, walk under the altar, and a general air of calm.
  • Lovely and Serene. Not really a destination, but good if nearby.
  • A masterpiece of late Roman architecture, an early Christian shrine full of grace
  • For those who love St Lawrence this is a must visit. Also for history lovers there are the ruins hidden, one has to ask if it's possible to visit them.
  • Ancient church outside of the summer cementery. It have paints from S. XVI.
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