Chiesa di Santa Passera alla Magliana, Rome

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Santa Passera is a church in the south of Rome on the other bank of the curve in the river Tiber from the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. The current church, erected in the ninth century, incorporated a Roman tomb. The church served a small community of miners who worked in the tuff quarries of the nearby hills.The interior retains some remnants of medieval frescoes.NameThere is no Saint Passera. Its name is a linguistic corruption of "Abbas Cyrus" ("Father Cyrus"), by way of Abbaciro, Appaciro, Appacero, Pacero, Pacera, and finally Passera. This name is in reference to the Egyptian saints Cyrus and John, whose relics were brought to Rome in the fifth century.
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  • On an ancient pagan mausoleum on the bank of the Tiber, near Via Portuense, a small church dedicated to San Abbaciro was erected, whose name was later transformed into Passera. Inside medieval frescoes attributed to two hands, a painter who knows the work of Cavallini and another perhaps follower of Iacopo Turriti. Absolutely to see.
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  • Beautiful Church dedicated to Santa Passera, already existing around the century. 8 a.m., built on a pre-existing Roman Tomb. At its origins it was named after the Egyptian saints Cyrus and John, and since the 11th century, its name has gradually been transformed into Abbas Cyrus, Appaciro, Pacer, Pacera and finally Passera: saint never existed. I only visited the Church (which from today closes and reopens in October) while the hypogeum is more complicated to be able to make an appointment for the visit, but in October I will equip myself. Beautiful remains of the frescoes currently located behind, to the right and above the altar, while the frescoes (so I was told by a gentleman who was in the Church) of the underground have been almost completely lost, especially for the floods of the Tiber, near which the Church was built, occurred over the centuries. To visit!
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  • Far from the center, built using a pre-existing Roman mausoleum, dedicated first to Santa Prudenziana and then to the saints Cyrus and Giovanni da Edessa, of whom he kept the relics, he has inside Byzantine frescoes of the same school as St. Mary Antiqua, and in the most recent apse of the Cavallini school in the late 1200s. For fans of the Middle Ages.
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  • A medieval jewel in Magliana where you cannot expet it. Tbe name is "false" a Saint called Passera doesn't exist and it comes from a mistake. The church is usually closed. Inside paints..
  • Santa will pass The Church of Santa Passera is a Roman church dating from the early fifth century, renovated and enlarged in the FOURTEENTH century, built on the remains of a Roman mausoleum and a crypt dating back to the second half of the II century. A small church that was part of the Arvali forest. But not as poor as it would have been logical for a little country church. His frescoes are beautiful. Sadly raked, and forgotten. Of the crypt remains little but what remains is exceptional. The vault hides little secrets that has revealed to me the Guardian "The Last of the Templars". A kind man over 80 years old...... But you wouldn't say! He has revealed so many secrets and many wonderful stories. Including his life too. It's worth a visit. And you will discover things that you humans..........
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  • Very small place but full of suggestions. Its history is linked to the Tiber River and takes us back over the centuries when the river was experienced as a major communication artery. I met an affable and knowledgeable guide who told us several stories. Anecdotes and legends making us relive the various periods of which this place is rich.
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  • It's not always open to the public, but it's worth seeing... A piece of history where you don't expect it
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  • Santa will pass The Church of Santa Passera is a Roman church dating from the early fifth century, renovated and enlarged in the FOURTEENTH century, built on the remains of a Roman mausoleum and a crypt dating back to the second half of the II century. A small church that was part of the Arvali forest. But not as poor as it would have been logical for a little country church. His frescoes are beautiful. Sadly raked, and forgotten. Of the crypt remains little but what remains is exceptional. The vault hides little secrets that has revealed to me the Guardian "The Last of the Templars". A kind man over 80 years old...... But you wouldn't say! He has revealed so many secrets and many wonderful stories. Including his life too. It's worth a visit. And you will discover things that you humans..........
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