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Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, Rome

Sant'Angelo in Pescheria - Rome, Italy
Sant'Angelo in Pescheria
Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Rome, Italy 00186Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico

The church of Sant'Angela in Pescheria stands behind the Octavia portico. It is one of Rome's oldest churches, having originally been a deaconry dedicated to St Paul. In the 12th Century it took its current name from the curious tradition that allowed the Conservatori, the right to have the heads of the longest fish! Stefano III founded the church in the 8th century; it has been rebuilt on several occasions since then. The 15th-century interior boasts three naves and many frescoes (including one above the altar created in the mid 1400s by Benozzo Gozzoli). The church was the scene of the gathering of men by Cola di Rienzo in the mid-14th Century before they went off to occupy the Campidoglio and re-establish the Roman Republic.

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Sant'Angelo in Pescheria General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Colosseo
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