Santi Quattro Coronati Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken inside the church of Santi Quattro Coronati in Rome. The interior of the church was very dark, except for the area around the altar which was bright and covered with lush frescoes.
Santi Quattro Coronati Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The church of Santi Quattro Coronati stands about half way between the Colosseum and San Giovanni in Laterano, opposite the Basilica di San Clemente in Rome. The original Santi Quattro Coronati dates from the 4th Centrury and is dedicated to four unknown martyrs (the name means 'Four Crowned Holy Ones', and the fact that they were crowned indicates that they were martyrs). These four were soldiers that were killed by Emperor Diocletian (284-305) after they refused to make sacrifices to Aesculapius. Their bodies lie in the church crypt.
This first church was burned during the Norman sacking of Rome in 1084, and a new church dedicated in 1116, with Cosmatesque cloisters added in the 13C. Inside the apse is decorated with frescoes of the four patron martyr saints, Severo, Severiano, Carpoforo e Vittorino, painted by Giovanni da San Giovanni in 1630.
20 Piazza dei Santi Quattro Coronati
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Metro: Colosseo (B), Manzoni (A)