San Giovanni a Porta Latina, Rome
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Era el ultimo dia en Roma y esta Basilica estaba cerca del lugar donde estábamos parando. Fuimos por la cercania y por recomendacion de los recepcionistas del hotel. Cuando llegamos, despues de un rat... read more »It was the last day in Rome and this Basilica was near the place where we were standing. We went because of the proximity and on the recommendation of the receptionists of the hotel. When we arrived, after a while because we find cost, we get a pleasant surprise. It is one of the basilicas more ancient of the city, the garden, the Bell Tower, all very well preserved. It's worth the pena visitarloQshow original
Entrando dalle mura Aureliane da porta Latina, dopo un centinaio di metri sulla destra ci sono le indicazioni per questa splendida Basilica. Piazzetta antistante alla chiesa carinissima, mentre la Bas... read more »Entering the Aurelian Walls at porta Latina, after a hundred meters on the right there are the directions for this splendid Basilica. Square in front of the lovely Church, while the Basilica inside it's simple but at the same time beautiful.show original
Così definita perché ubicata vicino alla Porta Latina, la basilica di S. Giovanni é stata fondata nel V secolo. Con il trascorrere del tempo ha subìto una serie di sostanziali modifiche. Con riferimen... read more »So called because located near the Porta Latina, the basilica of St. John was founded in the 5th century. With the passage of time has undergone a number of substantial changes. With reference to the present, are fundamental ones wanted by newly elected Pope Hadrian I in 772; and 1190, during the papacy of Pope Celestine III (Giacinto Bobone). The basilica was built in memory of the miraculous event whereby St. John the Apostle in the year 92 had suffered--and emerged unscathed-the attempted martyrdom through immersion in boiling oil. According to tradition, since the senior Apostle resisted without damage, those present-worried because they thought it was a powerful Wizard-had requested the release and exile. He moved on the Greek island of Patmos, it is here that St. John would have had the vision of revelation; reported in detail in the last book of the New Testament. The scene of the miracle and others of the Saint's life are remembered in the nearby temple named "San Giovanni in oleo", that deserves a thorough visit. The upper part of the small religious edifice was built on the project of the Baroque architect Francesco Borromini (castles). Thanks to an important restoration project-took place in 1940 because of the Rosminian fathers, which has since run the Office-the basilica is one of the most picturesque and charming medieval style exist in Rome. Starting from the façade, which is preceded by a portico with five arcades, consisting of four columns made of marble and granite, adorned by three Ionic capitals and one Dorian mode. Unfortunately the porch there are only a few tracks washed out of the ancient frescoes. While on the right is preserved the original of the upper Church of San Giovanni in Oleo. Replaced by a copy in plaster. To the left of the Church is a Romanesque Bell Tower of the 12th century-restored in 1433-square shape in five tiers. In the first there is a Lancet window; in the second a mullioned window with arches, resting on pillars. While in each of the three upper floors as many triple Lancet Windows resting on slender columns with capitals. The Interior is simple and harmonious, it is divided into three naves with two rows of five columns. All made with different marbles, supporting the Foundation of semicircular arches. Around the altar are preserved the remains of a floor in comatesco-style geometric designs. Finally, the nave is decorated with a cycle of 46 frescoes, depicting scenes from the old and New Testaments. Church and Temple help serenely spend a significant portion of a day dedicated to art and meditation. And, if desired, a serene resting beneath the canopy of a marvelous ancient tree. In conclusion, is an ideal place for wedding celebrations and impressive.show original
Gianluca PicaA church by the clear character, with its Romanesque Bell Tower, its entrance porch, and the beautiful remains of frescoes of the thirteenth century that show them on the walls of the nave and the apse arch. In short, a church that can be sketchy but that it is not, considering the beautiful area in which it is located.show original
Antonio PicaHello, this is great because it reminds me so much of "Roman holiday" a Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn are magnificent, passed only sixty-two years, however, the "eternal city" ROME.show original
Fabio MoroniI got married in this Basilica Saturday, June 14, the florist did a sublime job for the decoration and the Church stressed even more its beauty. Fortunately we had our priest to celebrate the function, I say "lucky" because the clerk behaved in an undignified way. To start as soon as I arrived, while I was trying to say goodbye to family and friends, he told me I had to get within 10 minutes ... and already there made me more nervous than I was already. Then the "master" began playing at 16 o'clock and the bride had just arrived at the threshold of the gate, not even to the threshold of the door, always the master had occurred without dentures and fully frumpy ruining a perfect image of the Church. To continue with the behavior of the sacristan, when signing up, climbed on the altar at the microphone and invited all to come out, my father-in-law is due to run to recall all at least for the final blessing. Just out there to go away because exhorted was coming after the bride. At the time we booked and even when demanded the rest of the money, we were told that we could take pictures with their parents and witnesses in the gardens of the Basilica ... of course, this was not possible. My judgment is negative only against the "staff" of the Church and is a shame to ruin a frame so beautiful people really ignorant!show original
Livia De StefanoHere I got married!!!show original
Qui mi sono sposata!!!
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