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Sant Agnese fuori le Mura, Rome

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  • When we arrived at the church of Sant Agnese, we discovered there was a funeral taking place, but nevertheless we were able to take a guided tour (in English) of the catacombs. The tour took 30 minute...  more »
  • Masterpiece to be reckoned among the hundreds of the most popular among tourists, must be visited and enjoyed in peace and serenity of mind.
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  • On Saturday, as usual after the break of the Christmas festivities, Mariarosaria and me, walking in Rome, first stop the Basilica of Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura. With San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme is considered Constantine Basilica. The complex, because that's what it is, is located on the via Nomentana and includes the Basilica and the mausoleum of Santa Costanza. St. Agnes is a Christian basilica with strong Byzantine influences, created during the administration of Honorius I (625-638). The Interior is fascinating: the columns are stripped from ancient Roman buildings, create a perspective and a location for the visitor to the altar, the mausoleum is circular, in the Center there is the altar of coloured marble topped by Dome; the ambulatory, a place of passage, covered by a barrel vault decorated with mosaics. When you raise your head, dear future visitors will see a trail of wonders. The mosaics of two niches represent Christ handing the keys to St. Peter and the scroll of the law. As always I don't write much because everyone can see and then deepen. My photographs, taken with my IPhone are inseparable just a tribute to the city * _ *
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  • A beautiful hidden gem.
  • The Basilica di Sant'Agnese Fuori le Mura (Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls) is a 7th century church in Rome. It is notable for its mosaics, shrine of the virgin martyr St. Agnes, and catacombs. The current basilica, as rebuilt by Honorius in the mid-7th century, stands over an early Christian catacomb. In the 4th century, the soft rock was hollowed out around Saint Agnes's tomb to create a gathering space, probably for her family to observe the anniversary of her death. The visits of her family and friends spread early to others in Rome, and the site became a place of pilgrimage. By 340, Costanza, daughter of emperor Constantine, enlarged the underground area and built a large private mausoleum over it which is now known as the "mausoleo di Santa Costanza." According to legend, Constanza had been afflicated with leprosy and was cured after praying at the tomb of St. Agnes. The church of Saint Agnes was then built next to the mausoleum in the 7th century. The floor level of the 7th-century church is at the level of the catacomb floor, and the public street entrances are at the level of the second floor gallery. The body of St. Agnes lies in a silver sarcophagus that can be seen in the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls. Her head is in the Church of Sant’ Agnese in Agone in the Piazza Navona.
  • A place that really deserves! Fascinating beautiful Basilica and catacombs. Shame to visit the latter there is found in the usual Roman Organization, the first time I was off the hook because Sundays are closed, then I organized during the week and at the box office have tried to discourage me and leave me out, because I arrived at 16.35 and their close at 17. I find this shameful, we are the country with more art in the world and we act so with tourists!?
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  • Basilica nearly hidden from view, but that opens the heart with its Byzantine-style decorations, papal portraits on the nave, the beautiful statue of the Saint to whom is dedicated the basilica, not to mention the ancient mosaics of the middle ages. It also annexed the catacombs open to the public. Other mystical place that is good to go! ;-)
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  • Very beautiful church
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