Santa Cecilia - Rome

The Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is one of the most interesting churches of Rome. It was built and consecrated in the 9th century by Pope Paschal on the site of the home of Saint Cecilia who was martyred in 230, shortly after her husband, Saint Valerian. The church is quite a mixture of styles as is evident in the 18th century fa├žade whose porch is nevertheless decorated with 12th century mosaics. Moving to the interior, the apse is decorated with some late 9th century mosaics (portraying Saint Cecilia and her husband in the presence of Christ), there is a statue of Cecilia by Stefano Maderno and paintings by Guido Reni of the martyrdom of the Saint in the Caldarium Chapel. Finally in the monk's choir is a magnificent 13th century painting of the Last Judgement by Pietro Cavallini. It is possible to visit the remains of Roman houses discovered beneath the church.


Daily from 10 am - 12 midday and again from 4 pm - 6 pm.

Address : Piazza Santa Cecilia, 22 153 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Circo Massimo

Bus : Bus: 44, 75, 170, 181Tram:8

Phone : +39 65899289

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