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Inside the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the Walls in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Sebastian outside the Walls in Rome.

Wikipedia: Built originally in the first half of the 4th century, the basilica is dedicated to St. Sebastian, a popular Roman martyr of the 3rd century. The name ad catacumbas refers to the catacombs of St Sebastian, over which the church was built, while "fuori le mura" refers to the fact that the church is built outside the Aurelian Walls, and is used to differentiate the basilica from the church of San Sebastiano al Palatino on the Palatine Hill. According to the founding tradition, in 258, during the Valerian persecutions, the catacombs were temporarily used as place of sepulture of two other saints martyred in Rome, Peter and Paul, whose remains were later transferred to the two basilicas carrying their names: whence the original dedication of the church, Basilica Apostolorum ("Basilica of the Apostles"). The dedication to Sebastian dates to the 9th century.

Sebastian's remains were moved here around 350. They were transferred to St. Peter's in 826, fearing a Saracen assault: the latter, in fact, materialized, and the church was destroyed. The building was refounded under Pope Nicholas I (858-867), while the martyr's altar was reconsecrated by Honorius III (1216-1227), by request of the Cistercians, who had received the place. In the 13th century the arcade of the triple nave was walled in.

The current edifice is largely a 17th-century construction, commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1609 from Flaminio Ponzio and, after Ponzio's death in 1613, entrusted to Giovanni Vasanzio, who completed it.

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Inside the Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls (San Lorenzo fuori le mura) in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls (San Lorenzo fuori le mura) in Rome.

"What makes this church so architecturally fascinating is the fact that the present building is formed from the union of two plainly visible structures. As one proceeds down the nave and up the steps to the altar (all belonging to the thirteenth-century building), the capitals and upper shafts of the columns of the original sixth-century church come into view on either side. Leaning over the railing of the chancel, you can see the rest of these columns with their bases and pedestals twelve feet below." (Robert Kahn (Ed.): City Secrets Rome: The Essential Insider’s Guide, 2011).
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Agnes outside the Walls in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica of Saint Agnes outside the Walls in Rome.

Wikipedia: The church of Saint Agnes Outside the Wall (Italian: Sant'Agnese fuori la mura) is a titulus church, minor basilica in Rome, on a site sloping down from the Via Nomentana, which runs north-east out of the city, still under its ancient name. What is said to be the remains of Saint Agnes's are below the high altar. The church is over one of the catacombs of Rome, where Agnes was originally buried, and which still may be visited from the church. The church was built by Pope Honorius I in the 7th century, and largely retains its original structure, despite many changes to the decoration. In particular the mosaic in the apse of Agnes, Honorius and another Pope is largely in its original condition.
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On the stairs leading down from Via Nazionale to the 5th-century Basilica di San Vitale in Rome. 
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On the stairs leading down from Via Nazionale to the 5th-century Basilica di San Vitale in Rome.
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Inside the Basilica di San Vitale church in Rome. 
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Inside the Basilica di San Vitale church in Rome.

Wikipedia: The basilica was built in 400, and consecrated by Pope Innocent I in 401/402. The dedication to St. Vitalis and his family (Saint Valeria, his wife, and Sts. Gervasius and Protasius, their sons) is dated to 412. This church is recorded as Titulus Vestinae in the acts of the 499 synod of Pope Symmachus, and three presbyters are listed.

San Vitale was restored several times, the most important being the rebuilding by Pope Sixtus IV before the Jubilee of 1475, and then in 1598, 1938 and 1960. The church is currently located several metres under the level of the street (via Nazionale), that it faces.

The church has a single nave, with walls frescoed with scenes of martyrdom, among which a Martyrdom of St Ignatius of Antioch, in which a ruined Colosseum is depicted. The apsis, original of the 5th century, is decorated with a fresco by Andrea Commodi, The Ascent to Calvary.

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