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Sant Agnese fuori le Mura, Rome

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
The church of Saint Agnes Outside the Walls (Italian: Sant'Agnese fuori le 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 are said to be the remains of Saint Agnes are below the high altar. The church is built over the Catacombs of Saint Agnes, where the saint was originally buried, and which may still be visited from the church. A large basilica with the same name was built nearby in the 4th century and its ruins can be seen near Santa Costanza, in the same site. The existing 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. The current Cardinal Priest of the Titulus S. Agnetis Extra moenia is Camillo Ruini.

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  • A special place where History Art Spirituality and Beauty meet up in a peaceful and wonderful green area. Do not miss it when visiting Rome!  more »
  • The current Basilica of St. Agnes outside the Walls was built by Pope Honorius I in the first half of the 7th century on the place of the now dilapidated Constantinian Basilica, erected in 342 by...  more »
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  • Very difficult to find: -No signs or marking, just a writing in a green door. The service is slow and nearly to hear down in the caves if you are in the middle or back of the que. It is a place where they barried the dead, nothing moore...
  • Maybe the least touristed Catacomb, so special to walk down below ground, along side off graves from the first centuries. Absolutely a rekomendable place to visit.

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