"Santi Bonifacio e Alessio church" Chiesa Santi Bonifacio e Alessio Tip by Julius_Caesar


The church is dedicated to two early Christian martyrs, whose remains lie under the main altar. Legend has it that Alessio, son of a rich senator living on the site, fled to the East to become a pilgrim and avoid an impending marriage. Returning home after many years, he died as a servant, unrecognized, under the stairs of the family entrance hall, clutching the manuscript of his story for posterity. An 18th century Baroque chapel by Andrea Bergondi houses part of the famous staircase.

Address: Piazza di Sant?Alessio, Aventine hill
Phone: +39 06 574 3446
Website: https://www.google.com.ph/webhp?source=search_app&gfe_rd=cr&ei=wFZ_U_DjDoiS8QfF64DIAw#q=Basilica+dei+Santi+Bonifacio+e+Alessio+Piazza+di+Sant'Alessio%2C+23

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