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Basilica di San Crisogono, Rome

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#115 of 523 in Historic Sites in Rome
San Crisogono is a church in Rome (rione Trastevere) dedicated to the martyr Saint Chrysogonus. It was one of the tituli, the first parish churches of Rome, and was probably built in the 4th century under Pope Silvester I (314–335), rebuilt in the 12th century by John of Crema, and again by Giovanni Battista Soria, funded by Scipione Borghese, in the early 17th century.


The area beneath the sacristy was investigated by Fr. L. Manfredini and Fr. C. Piccolini in 1907. They found remains of the first church (see below). After they had made this discovery, the area was excavated and studied.


The church is served by Trinitarians. Among the previous Cardinal Priests was Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (1853–1878), elected Pope Leo XIII.
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  • This church was built over another church and you can go down into the church underground. Many churches in Rome were built over earlier churches or pagan churches (San Clemente was built over 2...  more »
  • Another church I had gone by so many times. Went by yesterday and it was open, so I went in. I was surprised by how the interior is so much more beautiful than the exterior, with Cosmatesque marble...  more »
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  • Worth your time. Especially the old ruins of the first church underneath it. Just go to the left end and buy your ticket for 3€
  • Beautiful and intricate basilica. Simply stunning. The condition of the entire building is in perfect state, from floor to ceiling.. indoors and outdoors. Lovely, and underrated... not sure why!

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