Church/ Chiesa

Arch of Dolabella and Silanus & Church of San Tommaso in Formis

Arch of Dolabella and Silanus (Arco di Dolabella e Silano) Originally Arch of Dolabella and Silanus (Arco di Dolabella e Silano) was one of the city entrances built in the walls protecting the city in Republican epoch and restored by Augustus. Dolabella and Silanus (10 A.D.) were the magistrates responsible for reconstruction of this gate which might bore the name Porta...

Church of Santa Maria in Domnica & Navicella (small ship) Fountain

The Church of Santa Maria in Domnica (also known as Santa Maria alla Navicella) grew from an oratory of ancient diacony, i.e. center of religious and public assistance, which was built over another public construction that might had been the military barracks. The church was mentioned for the first time in the end of the 8th century. Only two important restoration and...

Church/ Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round (Santo Stefano Rotondo)

This Church or Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill (Chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio) doesn't have any other construction, adapted for religious needs, similar to it in Rome; its complex design was probably taken from eastern models or from the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, as well as ancient Roman buildings. It was dedicated to the...

Church of San Sisto Vecchio in Via Appia

The Church of San Sisto Vecchio in Via Appia (Chiesa di S.Sisto Vecchio a via Appia) existed already in the 5th century and was restored by Innocent III in the beginning of the 13th century. It was the first Roman convent of St Dominic, but after the saint moved to the church of S.Sabina in 1221, he founded here the first Roman monastery for nuns. From those times S.Sisto...

Church of Santi (SS.) Nereo and Achilleo

The Church of Santi (SS.) Nereo and Achilleo [SS. Nereo e Achilleo] grew on the site of the 4th century Oratory of the Fasciola, known as "Titulus Fasciolae" named from the bandage which is supposed to have fallen from the wounds of St Peter after his escape from the Mamertine prison. In 524 the oratory was transformed into a church by pope St John I, when he brought here the...