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Typology: Church closed for worship

Address

Address: Foro Romano
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: +39 06 480201 centralino della Soprintendenza

Opening times

Closed. The building can be visited in occasion of special events.

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Information

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Santa Maria Antiqua:
Open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. On Sunday from 2.00pm (Summer)/ from 1.00pm (Winter)

Summer
9.00 - 18.30 until the 27th of October 2018
First Sunday of the month and 1st of May: closed

Winter
9.00 - 15.30 from the 28 October 2018
Closed 25 December/1 January 2019 and first Sunday of the month

Description

It was built on the remainings of some buildings dating back to the second half of C.I, but the transformation into church very probably dates back to the era under Giustino II (567-578). It was often restored during the centuries. In 847, probably due to a earthquake, the church was abandoned but not forgotten. During C. XIII the church of S. Maria Liberatrice welled up on its ruins, where according to the legend Silvestro I defeated a dragon. The restoration of the antique S. Maria and the consequent demolition of the most recent church was decided in the early C. XX. The interior is based on three naves with small chapels in the end of the minor naves. Very interesting are also the two niches that can admire by the sides of the hall, probably dating back to the period before the collapse in C. IX.

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage

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Last checked: 2018-02-20 14:55