Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura is the citys second largest church after the Vatican and is a major Rome attraction. It was built where St Paul was laid to rest after he was beheaded in 67AD. In 1823 its structure was mostly devastated by fire, to be later reconstructed in 1854.
Thankfully most of its interior features and artefacts have survived. You can cast your eyes over the fifth-century triumphal arch bearing beautiful mosaics. The Gothic marble tabernacle over the towering altar is also notable and do check out the famous golden Holy Door. Running along the top of the walls are portraits of every Pope since St Peter. Folklore has it that when there is no space for the next portrait, it'll be the end of the world. Thankfully eight places still remain!
The church is situated seven kilometres outside of central Rome. It offers a haven of tranquillity for visitors in need of some relief from the city's throng. Basilica di San Giovanni and the Colosseum are not far away.
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Places to stay near Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura
Giustiniano Guest House is a brand-new apartment located in a strategic point of Rome. Few metres away is the subway station “Basilica S. Paolo”, named after the church dominating the nearby landscape. The Ospedale Bambin Gesú can be reached walking five minutes, a …see more
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• Excellent transport link (2 minutes walking to underground station)
• Family friendly
• 10 minutes to tourist sights
• city tax (3,50 euros per person daily) included in the price
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One bedroom flat finely furnished and equipped. It consists of a bedroom with a comfortable king size and a large walk-in closet, a living room with a double sofa-bed plus a convertible couch. It'a sunny third floor and is equipped with everything for a welcoming and c …see more
Home House San Paolo is a newly renovated apartment , located in the district of St. Paul , in the heart of the city of Rome . Consisting of three bedrooms ( two doubles and a single ) with private bathroom wi - fi , LCD TV last generation , minibar, air conditioning . …see more
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BEAUTIFUL LARGE NEWLY REFURBISHED MODERN APARTMENT CLOSE TO ROME CITY CENTER 140square meters SLEEPS 12 PEOPLE. Great for families and Big groups.The apartment consists of: 3 LARGE bedrooms fully equipped and furnishedONE fully equipped Large KITCHEN ( refrigerator, ov …see more
Lovely apartment located in the center of Rome between Pyramid and the Basilica San Paolo, in the Ostiense district, good connection to the places of historical and cultural city, close to the metro station and bus stop (just below the apartment).
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via enrico fermi 130 (marconi) corner to lungotevere pietra papaponte della scienza 700 m. next to trastevere station and porta portese marketa house with doorkeeperrenovated appartment with 70 m^22 lightened, large rooms:1st single or double room with full size bed and …see more