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    Churches of Rome

    The Four Major Basilicas of Rome

    Basilique Saint-Pierre de Rome

    Rome has over 400 churches, so it’s fairly unlikely you will see more than a tenth of them.Four of them are major basilicas: St. Peter, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major and St. Paul Outside the Walls. With three minor basilicas, these constitute the traditional destinations of the Seven Church Tour for pilgrims to Rome. […]

    Noteworthy Churches of Rome

    Eglises de Rome : Sainte-Marie en Trastevere

    After the four major basilicas described above, here is a selection of ten of the most sublime churches in the city. Basilica of Saint Clement is one of the finest examples which spans the architectural history of the last two millennia of the city. In fact, the basilica has three superimposed levels. […]

    Basilica of St. Mary Major

    Faciata Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore

    In August 356, Pope Liberius had a dream in which the Holy Virgin appeared to him.By way of a snowfall at a site on the Esquiline Hill, she told him where to build the basilica. Why not? In fact, the church was also once called St. Mary of the Snows. […]

    Saint Peter’s Basilica

    Piazza San Pietro

    Heart of the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest of the Christian world. It was built over the tomb of St. Peter around the year 320. Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, Bramante and many other artists contributed to its reconstruction in the sixteenth century. […]

    Basilica of St. John Lateran

    Abside de Saint-Jean du Latran

    St. John Lateran is the cathedral of Rome, the seat of the Bishop of Rome whom is is the Pope himself, St. Peter being the Vatican’s church. Constantine raised the first basilica in around 320. […]

    Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls

    Chiostro San Paolo fuori le mura

    The basilica was founded in the place of an ancient church built over the tomb of the Apostle Paul, by the Emperor Theodosius, with a five nave design. Dating back to the fourth-fifth century, St. Paul Outside the Walls, was destroyed in 1823 by fire.Since then she was faithfully reconstructed. […]