Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina, Rome

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  • Beautiful Church really a short walk from the Roman holes. The whole context makes it really beautiful. Baroque style. Unfortunately it was closed.
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  • The Church of St. Luke and Martina is located in the Northeast quadrant of the Roman Forum beside the Forum of Caesar (to the East). Church of St. Luke and Martina is central to the Curia Lulia (Senat...  more »
  • Old church located in the Forum that hosts exhibitions. It is worth visiting, as well as getting lost among the other ruins.
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  • Santi Luca e Martina, built in the name of Saint Martina patron saint of Rome. She so openly testified to her Christian faith that she could not escape the persecutions under Alexander Severus. Arrested and commanded to return to idolatry, she refused, whereupon she was subjected to various tortures and was finally beheaded. These tortures according to her vita include being scourged and scaled, was condemned to be devoured by wild beasts in the amphitheater but was miraculously untouched by them. She was then thrown onto a burning pyre, from which she also escaped unhurt, and was finally beheaded. This is the same Alexander Severus who built the Arch right next to it. The irony of history is that this church faces that arch, towering over it and shadowing it - the church is still in use while the arch is in ruins.
  • Very beautiful place and surroundings.
  • Historical Landmark, in the corner area of the Foro Romano.
  • Gives a beautiful look to the surroundings around it. Loved it for its simplicity inside
  • Glad I got this as part of the omnia pass as I wouldn't pay to see this....did I miss something? 3 rooms of audio visual and the chapel.
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