Chiesa di Santa Pudenziana

sights / Religious

Chiesa di Santa Pudenziana information

Rome , Italy
Address
Street Via Urbana 160
Getting there
metro Cavour
More information
www.stpudenziana.org
Opening hours
8.30am-noon & 3-6pm
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Lonely Planet review

The church of Rome’s Filipino community contains a sparkling 4th-century apse mosaic, the oldest of its kind in the city. An enthroned Christ is flanked by two female figures who are crowning St Peter and St Paul; on either side of them are the apostles dressed as Roman senators. Unfortunately, you can only see 10 of the original 12 apostles, as a barbarous 16th-century facelift lopped off two and amputated the legs of the others.