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“A hidden gem just steps away from Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome”

Basilica Di Santa Prassede
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London, United Kingdom
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“A hidden gem just steps away from Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Santa Prassede is a 9th-century basilica with glorious Byzantine mosaics in the apse and filling a side chapel. Also here is a piece of the scourging column of Christ, brought from Constantinople in the Middle Ages, relics from the catacombs in the crypt, and a monument by a 17-year-old Bernini.
The small Chapel of St. Zeno, off the right aisle, was built as a mausoleum for Paschal's mother Theodora. It is the only chapel in Rome entirely lined with mosaics. It is an extraordinary sight and, for this author, the highlight of Santa Prassede.

Visited July 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Mosaics!!!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

A small old church, very close to Santa Maria Maggiore and not far from Termini. The gold-spangled mosaics are out of this world, and it's a bit of a secret. Note that this church closes during lunchtime.

Visited July 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Sparkling mosaics and a proud Italian custodian”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Not far from Santa Maria Maggioremand a lot smaller. The mosaics are wonderful and certainly worth seeking out.

It was also nice to buy a postcard from someone who only spoke Italian and was clearly proud of 'his' church.

Visited July 2013
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Mosta, Malta
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“a cute church”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We always visit churches to pray and rest a bit and read something about them in the literature provided. My husband has an aunt by this name . This always interested me being not such a common name in Malta. I liked the church it was a silent place to pray in and a shelter from the burning sun of July in Rome.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A gem”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Mosaics are fabulous and a quiet church for contemplation. A bit hard to find, so bring a good map on mobile device.

Visited August 2012
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