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Basilica San Paolo Fuori le Mura, Rome: 35 reviews and 86 photos

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The basilica is split into five naves and adorned by long line of columns among which a mystic light flows from the double row od alabaster windows. Above the windows is Renaissance styled ceiling in white and gold. Between the windows and the columns is unending series of medallions portraying all the popes from St. Peter to John Paul II. At the end, under the triumphal arch, is the lovely canopy in front of the golden msaics in the apse.
The four alabaster columns supported magnificent canopy by Poletti, which is covered the tabernacle by Arnolfo di Cambio.
The mosaic on the triumphal arch dates to the 5th century and was ordered by the Empress Galla Placidia.

Address: Via Ostiense

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2011
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