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Typology: Non Parish Church


Address: Porta Latina
Zone: Quartiere Appio Latino (Roma sud)
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Telephone: 0039 06 774000032 - 340 3544798
Fax: 0039 06 774000032

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Can be visited upon request. Contact the Basilica St John at Latin Gate


Church presenting a Renaissance style, it was built in the early C. XVI. It was located in the Marmorata district, where the grandiose warehouses of antique Rome were located. The project was attributed both to Bramante and Antonio da Sangallo the Young. It was then restored by Borromini who modified its roof, installing a cross supported by a sphere decorated by roses. The interior embodies a fresco representing St John immersed in oil (according to the legend, in fact, the saint was immersed in boiling hot oil and miracolously got over it unharmed).
Last checked: 2009-03-16 11:09