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Short URL
gohist.co/s/318284
Names
Santa Sabina Santa Sabina, Rome
Address
Piazza Pietro d'Iliria Rome, Lazio
Location
Rome  locality
Province of Rome  province
Lazio  region
Italy  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
425-32
Coordinates
41.884534° N, 12.479804° E
Admission
Free
Phone
06-5743573

Description of Santa Sabina

Completed in 432, Santa Sabina is widely considered the best example of an early Christian church in Rome. It shares a similar design with the great basilica of Sant'Apollinaire Nuovo in Ravenna, which was built later.

Although few of its original mosaics survive, several notable artworks remain: the famous cypress doors carved with biblical scenes, a dedicatory mosaic, marble inlay decorations, and marble furnishings, all of the 5th century.

The church stands atop the Aventine Hill, providing fine views of Rome from an adjacent orange grove.

Holly Hayes
July 16, 2011

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