Parrocchia di Santa Prisca, Rome

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  • A hotel that deserves a deep and rapid modernization. Establishment that remains anchored in the 1970s. The staff at the front desk are friendly unlike the people present at breakfast. Room dated no safe, very small bathroom Hotel located near a busy avenue, better to provide noise-cancelling traffic jams. Basic breakfast. Nothing great flow. After a certain hour, the establishment announces, the break in bread. It's better to come to lunch first.
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  • Pretty little church on the Aventino, be sure to visit the underground complex with an older church with murals and deeper a cave with a fascinating mithreum, an ancient Roman religion dedicated to the god Mithras. Please note that a visit should be ordered in advance at an information point of the city of Rome.
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  • In his letter to the Romans (16, 3-5) Paul of Tarsus mentions spouses Aquila and Prisca, thanking them for saving his life and calling them "his co-workers in Christ Jesus." In the Pauline text there is also a mention of the small Christian community who frequented the House of the two characters. According to other sources the Apostle Peter, during his preaching in Rome, should baptize a fervent young girl of thirteen named Prisca. The Acta Sanctorum refer instead of the Saint was martyred along the ancient Via Ostiense, at the time of Emperor Claudius (3rd century). From these contradictory testimonies, although lacking historical supports, developed during the early Middle Ages, the cult of Santa Prisca. The name is derived from the feminine form of the Latin "priscus" (meaning "first"). Prisca was called, among other things, the wife of Emperor Diocletian, executed for his Christian faith in 315; but this character (besides the name) has nothing to do with the homonymous Saint. Around the 5th century at the foot of the Aventine hill (probably over the ruins of a Roman residence of the 1st century AD) was built a church dedicated to "Aquilae et Priscae". Here, according to some documents dating from the 4th century, were buried the remains of the Saint. The church underwent several restorations in the following centuries, particularly after the ravages of the Normans who invaded Rome in the 11th century. In 1600 the building was refurbished in the current Baroque style. The façade, rather contained, has a beautiful doorway framed by two Corinthian columns supporting a triangular pediment elegant granite. Above the door a marble frame has an elliptical window. Two pairs of pilasters completing the adornment of the façade. The inscription below the main gable recalls that the major restoration of the Jubilee year of 1600 was financed by Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani. The Interior has three naves without transept. Two large pillars, inside of which were incorporated in the columns of the ancient Christian Church, claim the coffered wooden ceiling. The high altar, which repeats the design of the entrance door, has a nice table of Passignano depicting the eponymous santa while is baptized by Saint Peter. The apse and the adjacent zones are richly decorated with a series of frescoes dedicated to the life of the Saint by Anastasio Fontebuoni. To this artist (student of Passignano) are also the figures of angels and saints adorning the walls of the nave. Also of interest is the baptismal font, immediately to the left of the entrance, carved from a massive Roman capitals. Over the centuries the Church has been entrusted first to the monks of nearby Santa Maria in Cosmedin; then the Benedictines, Franciscans, Dominicans. Currently it is required by the Augustinian Friars. In the basement of the Church have been found remains of a mithraeum of the 2nd century after Christ. The frequent presence of these characteristic places of worship in the old fabric of the city indicates that Mithraism and Christianity coexisted actually for at least a century, sometimes occupying adjacent sites, before the latter took over. The Church of Santa Prisca (now parish church) can be reached from Viale Aventino, going up the Hill along the street of the same name; or from the slope on the Tiber – Circus Maximus, along Via della Greca and climbing along the picturesque Slope of Publicii.
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  • I will give anything Rome will be five stars, I just love the place.
  • Beautiful church hidden near Aventino Hill
  • Lovely parish church in Aventino, and has parking!
  • Open from 7.30 to 12.00 and 17.00 to 18.30 everyday
  • Really.
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