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Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Rome

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  • We were in this church for a wedding, born on the remains of the ancient house of Saints John and Peter who were martyred and buried here. Also prominent are the many chandeliers
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  • I've been to this church for a wedding and it's really wonderful. The interior very rich but not excessively. The context in which it is located, the Celio, is wonderful, a short walk from the Colosseum. Famous for its many chandeliers, they make it truly unique. Absolutely to visit.
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  • The basilica of Saints John and Paul is located on the hill Celio overlooking the square of the same name where there is also the monumental gateway to the celimontana villa park. The history of this church is rather tormented and even its appearance has undergone many changes over the centuries, including the addition of the large porch and the bell tower, which more than any other element, today identifies it. The interior of the church is three aisles and several frescoes are kept there. The church is not a destination for many tourists but often hosts weddings, one was going on even when we went there so we could not delve much into the visit. Particular lighting of the interior spaces obtained with numerous and flashy chandeliers that create a very evocative atmosphere and that vaguely reminded me of that of Santa Maria in Aracoeli.
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  • An amazing site. The areas below are well worth a visit as well as the museum displaying some beautiful artefacts from the excavations over the years.
  • Beautiful church full of history close to villa Celimontana. This basilica is one of the oldest churches in Rome. Its construction started in 362 AD to remember John and Paul martirium, and then restored several time after the various sacks of Rome. Highly recommended to visit.
  • Unique place place to see one of the ancient churchs of Rome not full of Tourists, but close enough to the Colosseum.
  • This is a very old and beautiful church. You can make a great walk visiting the Dolabella Arc too.
  • A visit to this church is worthwhile. The beauty makes for great ecclesial eye candy. St Paul of the Cross is buried here. Its the world HQ for the Passionist order. Archbishop Fulton Sheen was ordained a bishop in this church and all the beautiful chandeliers come from the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC. Cardinal Spellman of NY acquired them and donated them when the Waldorf was having a makeover. This is the most popular church for weddings too. Beneath the church are recent first century excavations which you can visit and you can actually go inside a 1st century Roman house. Amazing.
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