|Inside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy.
The Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere) is a titular minor basilica, one of the oldest churches in Rome, and perhaps the first in which Mass was openly celebrated. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Calixtus and later completed by Julius I. [...] It underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries. In 1140-43 the church was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II. [...]
The present nave preserves its original (pre-12th century) basilica plan and stands on the earlier foundations. The 22 granite columns with Ionic and Corinthian capitals that separate the nave from the aisles came from the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, as did the lintel of the entrance door. Inside the church are a number of late 13th-century mosaics by Pietro Cavallini on the subject of the Life of the Virgin (1291) centering on a "Corontation of the Virgin" in the apse. (Text from Wikipedia).
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Inside the 19th-century church of San Giovanni della Malva in Rome's Trastevere. #
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Inside the church of San Crisogono in the Trastevere district of Rome.
The church was one of the tituli, the first parish churches of Rome. It was probably built in the 4th century under Pope Silvester I (314–335), rebuilt in the 12th century by John of Crema, and again by Giovanni Battista Soria, funded by Scipione Borghese, in the early 17th century. [...] The 22 granite columns in the nave are recycled antique columns. The floor is Cosmatesque, but most of it is hidden by the pews. The confessio in the sanctuary area is from the 8th century. The high altar is from 1127, with a baldachino from (1627 or 1641) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The painting in the middle of the Baroque coffered ceiling is by Guercino, and depicts the Glory of Saint Chrysogonus. (Text from Wikipedia).
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Inside the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula in the Trastevere district of Rome.
"This is surely the smallest and one of the most charming in Rome. [...] The enchanting old church is built on the basilica plan, with ancient columns dividing its tiny nave and aisles. Behind the altar is a fourteenth-century painting of St Benedict enthroned; on the altar itself is an early fourteenth-century Venetian Madonna and Child, with saints." (Georgina Masson: The Companion Guide to Rome, Woodbridge 2009).
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La Canonica restaurant near the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome: chicken with pepperoni, coda alla vaccinara and carciofi alla romana. #
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