Church of Santa Sabina all'Aventino : Michelin's recommendations
This church was erected in the 5th century and later modified, until the Baroque era, before retrieving its fine primitive look, thanks to restoration work. Outside, on the right, you cannot miss the very fine cypress door, dating from the 5th century, and whose leaves still show low relief sculptures illustrating scenes from the Old and New Testament. The harmonious interior, which is bathed in a beautiful light, remarkably expresses the blooming of the Early Christian church. There are numerous remains from the original building: a mosaic, above the entrance, the inlaid marble decoration which runs in friezes above the arches... In the choir, the rich 9th-century marble furniture has been restored with original elements... In spectacular contrast with the sober and peaceful sanctuary, the Baroque St. Catherine of Siena Chapel (in the left-hand nave) is all marble and gold decoration. The monks' garden (which you can access after a minor offering to the sacristan), smells of jasmin and is shaded by orange and lemon trees. It encloses a Gismondi sculpture, from 1974, representing the twelve apostles during the Last Supper.
- Address : P.za ietro D'Illiria 1 I - 00153 Roma00153Roma
- Phone : 06579401