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Inside the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. 
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Inside the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy.

"The Aracoeli is perhaps the most typically Roman of all Roman churches. Rising above the ruins of a temple dedicated to a pagan mother-goddess and now consecrated to the Madonna — a transformation which is far from rare in Italy — its interior provides a perfect illustration of the continuity of Roman life, with its magnificent and assorted columns that once graced classical temples and palaces, and its cosmatesque pavement and monuments gleaming with brilliant fragments of marbles taken from the ancient ruins. The floor is chequered with the tombstones of famous men who lived and worked in Rome throughout the centuries, the walls are lined with the votive chapels of historic Roman families, scores of glass chandeliers lace the whole interior, and the magnificent gilded ceiling commemorates the papal fleet’s participation in the victory of Lepanto, which ended Turkish naval expansion in the Mediterranean." (Georgina Masson: The Companion Guide to Rome, Woodbridge 2009).
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Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome
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