Many Roman churches were built on the foundations of pagan temples and this one is no exception: its vestibule is a temple dedicated to Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome, although this has never been proved. The rest of the church is shaped from a room in the Foro della Pace di Vespasiano. The apse holds a beautiful Byzantine mosaic depicting Christ descending a staircase of orange clouds against a blue background. During the Christmas period, the beautiful 18th-century nativity scene with exquisitely carved Neapolitan statuettes is well worth a visit.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
- Nearest Train: Colosseo