Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino attraverso il Colosseo
"San Sebastiano al Palatino through the Colosseum"...
The Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino was founded in the 10th century. The church was named in honor of the martyr St Sabastian, a Christian imperial officer who was killed near the Hippodrome for his faith. A Benedictine monastery has presided over the church since 1060. The physical status of the building was a result of reconstruction in 1630 advised by Pope Urban VIII. The new interior caused destruction of the 10th century paintings, except those in the apse. The façade is simple and elegant, decorated with Barberini family bees, the famous symbols of the very wealthy family from which Urban VIII rose to the throne of Pope. The interior has a single nave with the small apse decorated with frescoes. Beneath the church, gardens of Adonis were discovered along with an ancient Temple of the Sun. As I admired the view through one of the many archways of the Roman Coliseum, a picturesque dusk descended and backlit this beautiful silhouette of the ancient church.
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