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Chiesa Santa Sabina, Rome: 3 reviews and 11 photos

  Roman Columns in the Nave
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  • Roman Columns in the Nave - Rome
      Roman Columns in the Nave
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  • Santa Sabina seen from Parco Savello - Rome
      Santa Sabina seen from Parco Savello
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  • The Nave - Rome
      The Nave
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  • 5th century Mosaics - Rome
      5th century Mosaics
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  • Interior and the 5th century doors - Rome
      Interior and the 5th century doors
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One of Rome's oldest basilicas, Santa Sabina traces its roots back to 425 AD when it was founded by Peter of Illyria. The entire church is pieced together with materials and objects spanning two thousand years. It contains majestic Corinthian columns in the nave, taken from a preexisting Roman temple, incredible mosaics above the entrance and astonishing carved cypress wood doors in the portico, dating from the 5th century, and windows above the columns and a bishop's throne, added in the 9th century. In the 13th century, the Basilica of Santa Sabina was given to the Dominicans. It is located on the Aventine Hill, right next to Parco Savello which is graced by majestic pine trees and spectacular views over the Tiber River.

Address: Piazza Pietro D'Illiria, 1
Phone: 06 57941

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2009
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