San Giovanni a Porta Latina, Rome

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  • Charming church in Central but quiet and secluded. It is located in a hidden Street accessed from piazzale Porta Latina. Very tall steeple, portico and pozzo. Very nice inside (wooden ceiling, frescos, etc). Great wedding
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  • A short distance from the Porta Latina, this small church surrounded by greenery seems to be far 10 km from Rome. Founded around the fifth century was rebuilt in 720 and underwent various alterations Valuable and fascinating the Romanesque but unfortunately the beauty stop there because the Interior is decidedly bare and disappointing
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  • Is one of the most ancient basilicas of Rome (5th century) surrounded by a green angle. The Interior is divided into three naves supported by 10 columns. The Oratory of "San Giovanni in Oleo" is situated near the Church in the place where, according to tradition, St. John survived martyrdom through immersion in boiling oil, by order of the Roman Emperor Domitian. During the period of the Inquisition (1578) were performed a Porta Latina at least seven men sentenced to death for burning of a group of marranos refugees in Italy or, according to other versions, of homosexuals who celebrated their marriage (Ludwig von Pastor, history of the Popes and Michel de Montaigne in Journal de Voyage en Italie). Near the Basilica is Porta Latina one of the most beautiful and best restored gates of the Aurelian walls.
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  • The church is open from 7:30 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 18:00. Mass on Sundays and solemnities is at: 8:00. 10:00, 11:30. There is no weekday Mass advertised, but the Rosminian brethren who run the church have a Mass in their convent chapel at 6:45, Monday to Saturday. If you ring at the front door beforehand you are welcome to join them -but not after the Mass has already started! This interesting old church might be late 5th century, but nobody knows for sure because there is no documentary evidence. It has important mediaeval frescoes. The secluded location means that it is usually peaceful.
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  • Outside the busy tourist center, at Porta Latina, lies this beautiful church. This is one of the oldest religious buildings in the city of Rome was founded in the 5th century and underwent several changes before in the seventh, then in 1190. At the latter date is taken back the beautiful (albeit incomplete) cycle of frescoes with stories of the old and New Testaments. To see!
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  • A church was very characteristic with outer shaft, very good choice for a wedding
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