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Basilica di San Crisogono

Piazza Sonnino 44, 00198 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 8225
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Piazza Sonnino 44, 00198 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This church in the center of Trastevere has the remains of an 8th century church in its underground and for about 3 euros you can go down there and see it. It was under restoration when I visited so I was charged only 2 euros,...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop for the beautiful ceiling details but pay the 3 euro extra to see the church below the church. Per the brochure this is possibly the oldest parish church in Rome with dates from the 4th century (the Saint was martyred in 305/306...More

Thank msgtp
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We didn't know anything about this church, but glad I walked in. The baroque ceiling is spectacular and the floor is all mosaic. As I understand, the columns were taken from various Roman sites and reused. The patron saint of this beautiful place of prayer...More

Thank Betty F
Reviewed February 12, 2017

The first church on crossing Ponte Garibaldi is the Church of St. Crisogno; right on the Viale di Trastevere. Today’s church was one of the first twenty-five parishes in Rome and was first built in the fourth century. Pay particular attention to the 22 antique...More

2  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Located in Trastevere area the church itself is not one of the top touristic target. Admirable pavement dated VIII century. But underground there is still the basement of the original church dated IV century. You need to go at the end of the church on...More

4  Thank apocalypsenow66
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Walked in on a sunday morning and was surprised by the beautiful atmosphere. Really restful and not too excessive decorated. Nice lighting and ceiling too.

Thank Dies D
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Go towards the altar and on your left hand there's a room where you can find some clergyman to sell tickets for the underground ruins of a much early church. 3 euros per person. The underground area is not large, and not much to see...More

1  Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Built on the site of one of Rome's oldest private houses used for Christian worship now stands 12th century church which is charming. It is also a marvel of 12th century recycling. The mosaic floors where from older Roman villas. Most of the columns were...More

1  Thank Evets54
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Underneath an otherwise unremarkable church are extensive excavations of a much earlier church, including fresco remnants. Well worth a visit!

Thank Catcetera
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Initially the church doesn't invite you to visit by it's exterior. But this means you wont have to queue up with other tourists for this special sight. San Crisogono is a church in Rome dedicated to the martyr Saint Chrysogonus. It was one of the...More

1  Thank high_low73
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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