Basilica of Saint Sabina at the Aventine - Rome

The Basilica of Saint Sabina at the Aventine is a titular minor basilica and mother church of the Roman Catholic Dominican order. Dating back to the 5th century, its simple architecture and modest, understated decorations means that it offers a degree of pure simplicity, often lost within other heavily decorated basilicas. The wooden door into the church is generally agreed to be the original and is famous for its eighteen surviving wooden panels - seventeen of which depict scenes from the Bible. Most famous among these is one of the earliest certain depictions of Christ's crucifixion. Inside, the three naves are separated by Classicalal white marble columns, which originate back to an ancient temple. They help to give the basilica its high proportions, making it light and airy inside. Moreover, they are a perfect example of how the Romans strived to achieve effects of balance and harmony within their architecture.


Open daily from 6:30 am - 12:45 pm and again from 3:30 pm - 7 pm.


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Address : Piazza Pietro d'Illiria 153 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Circo Massimo

Bus : Bus : 23, 280, 716

Phone : +39 0657940600

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