The Abbey of the Three Fountains, Rome

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The Abbey of the Three Fountains, Rome, Italy

The Three Fountains Abbey complex is located in the so called "ad aquas salvias" area, close to the Acque Salvie's source, where it is said that on June 29th 67 A.D. the martyrdom of St. Paul took place. According to the legend, when the Saint was beheaded, the head bounced three times on the ground and three fountains spurted out there. In the 5th century, in that same place, a sacred building dedicated to St. Paul was erected and later on, other two churches were annexed to the monastery.
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