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The Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem (Latin: Basilica Sanctae Crucis in Hierusalem, Italian: Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in rione Esquilino, Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven...more
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Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
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We just about passed on visiting this church since there are so many churches in Rome to see. Once we found out about the relics of the Cross, Crown of Thorns and a copy of the Shroud of Turin, we had to visit. The chance...More
This was our first stop on our day of churches and what a way to begin the day! The church is off the beaten path with fewer visitors than you will find at some of the more famous churches. As with most churches, it is...More
A real life experience to see closely the relics of the Passion, the Wooden scripture written by Poncius Pilate himself which was nailed on top of the cross, a big wooden piece of the cross itself, one of the nails, thorns from the crown-of-thorns, and...More
This is one of the basilicas in Rome constructed during the time of Emperor Constantine (4th century). It is said to have been built on top of the former residence of the Mother Empress herself, Helen (Constantine's mother). The place is just a few minutes...More
Amazing relics (and for free to view them!) which included a piece of the one true cross, two thorns from Jesus’ crown, a piece of wood with Pilate’s judgment, doubting thomas’ finger bone, and a couple of other items. It is up to you to...More
This church is attached to our hotel - and still used daily for service and weddings - which is one of the best things about it since it has been there for a good long time! Just take a look - its free - it...More
We were told whilst purchasing tickets for the courtyard for St John in the Lateran that we could also visit this place where some worshippers 'climb' the three stairways in search of redemption for their sins-there is also a staircase where you can walk the...More
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic center. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
I did not visit the Trevi fountain but I was at the Colosseum and caught a tram route #3 from there (about 5 stops) to the Basilica. Public transport is great in Rome so you should have no problems getting from one site to... More
I did not visit the Trevi fountain but I was at the Colosseum and caught a tram route #3 from there (about 5 stops) to the Basilica. Public transport is great in Rome so you should have no problems getting from one site to another.