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Santa Pudenziana, Rome

Santa Pudenziana - Rome, Italy
Santa Pudenziana
Via Urbana 160, Rome, Italy 00184Map
+39 06 481 4622
Neighborhood: San Giovanni - Termini - Colle Oppio - San Lorenzo
Overview

This church stands on the ancient remains of a two-story house belonging to the Senator Pudente. Earlier, they served as foundations for thermal bath buildings. It was under Pope Siricio that the church was built on the site. An exquisite mosaic in Byzantine style can still be seen in the apse; it depicts Christ surrounded by the apostles, St Pudenziana and her sister St Praxedes. The late 16th-century Cappella Caetani, rich in marbles, mosaics and stuccoes, was designed by Francesco da Volterra and Carlo Maderno. The remains of the original Roman house are still visible underneath in the crypt.

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Santa Pudenziana General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Cavour
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