Chiesa di San Martino ai Monti

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Chiesa di San Martino ai Monti information

Rome , Italy
Address
Street Viale del Monte Oppio 28
Getting there
metro Cavour
Opening hours
9am-noon & 4.30-7pm
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This was already a place of worship in the 3rd century, when Christians would meet in what was then the home of a Roman named Equitius. In the 4th century, after Christianity was legalised, a church was constructed, later rebuilt in the 6th and 9th centuries. It was then completely transformed by Filippo Gagliardi in the 1650s.

It’s of particular interest for Gagliardi’s frescoes showing the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano before it was rebuilt in the mid-17th century and St Peter’s Basilica before it assumed its present 16th-century look. Remnants of the more distant past include the ancient Corinthian columns dividing the nave and aisles.