This church, all but the apse totally destroyed by fire, has been reconstructed to look exactly as it did in the 4th Century. The Roman artist Pietro Cavallini helped with the 13th Century restoration of some frescoes and the mosaic decorating the façade, which unfortunately have not survived. The library and gallery annexed to the basilica complex are well worth visiting. The library holds an extremely rich collection of original manuscripts, including the Bible that belonged to Charles the Bald, a magnificent original illuminated manuscript from the 9th Century. The gallery has precious 15th-century panels and two frescoes transferred onto canvas by Giovanni Lanfranco. This church is also one of the jubilee basilicas.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Basilica San Paolo