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The Churches of Rome section displays 350 images from 20 churches,
organized in eight pages. Each image has been thoroughly researched
and captioned. The selected churches include some of the oldest in
Rome, plus three Papal Basilicas and several Baroque churches.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Rome Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

Direct Links to Galleries with images in the Roman Churches Section:

St. Peter’s Basilica
St. John in Lateran
Roman Churches: Santa Maria
Rome: Ancient Churches
Rome: Baroque Churches
Roman Churches: Gesu and Carcere
Rome: Assorted Churches

There are a number of images in this section that are not yet on the Photoshelter site.
If an image you want is not yet uploaded, contact Ron Reznick (info at bottom of page).

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There are 18 Galleries in the Photoshelter Rome Collection

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St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is probably the world’s largest church
and it is far and away the largest Renaissance building. Built between 1506
and 1626, it stands over the original basilica built on the site of Nero’s Circus
 by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century. The church is approached through
St. Peter’s Square, the architectural masterpiece of GianLorenzo Bernini.

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The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica is a vast space
filled with sculptures and 10,000 square meters of mosaics.
Many of the finest artists are represented in works of art which include
Michelangelo’s Pieta, Bernini’s Baldachino and Cathedra,
 and Arnolfo di Cambio’s ancient statue of St. Peter.

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The oldest church in Rome and the mother of all Roman Churches,
San Giovanni in Laterano was founded in the early 4th c. (312-313).
It is the Cathedral of Rome and first among the four Papal Basilicas.

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There are over 25 churches in Rome dedicated to Mary. Santa Maria Maggiore is the largest
of the Marian churches, and is a Papal Basilica. Santa Maria in Trastavere is one of the oldest
churches in Rome (founded 220 AD), and may be the church where mass was first held openly.

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San Clemente and Santa Sabina retain much of their original character,
giving the visitor an insight into how early Catholic churches looked before
the ornamentation of the Baroque period transformed them. San Clemente
was built over a 4th century church, which was itself built over a 1st century
house church where meetings were held in secret due to persecutions.
Santa Sabina is an early 5th century basilica that retains its original
look, and was a prototype of later Christian basilicas (its design
was derived from the secular basilicas of Imperial Rome).

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The Baroque period (starting after 1600 in Rome and spreading through Europe)
was characterized by exaggerated grandeur, drama, and highly theatrical artwork.
Baroque art is intended to impress, displaying the power and wealth of patrons.

For this page I have selected San Carlo al Corso and San Luigi dei Franchesi.

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This page displays two of the more interesting churches in Rome.
They are the first Baroque church (il Gesu) and San Nicola in Carcere,
which was built over three ancient Roman temples, incorporating
the temple ruins into the foundation and walls of the church.

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This page displays exteriors of Nome di Maria and Santa Maria di Loreto
at Trajan’s Forum, Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Rome’s only Gothic church),
San Pietro in Vincoli (with St. Peter’s Chains and Michelangelo’s Moses),
and a few images of other Roman Baroque church altars and exteriors.

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Images in this section are in a number of different Galleries on the Photoshelter website.
The Banner below leads to the Rome Collections page where a Gallery can be selected.

Direct Links to Galleries with images in the Roman Churches Section:

St. Peter’s Basilica
St. John in Lateran
Roman Churches: Santa Maria
Rome: Ancient Churches
Rome: Baroque Churches
Roman Churches: Gesu and Carcere
Rome: Assorted Churches

There are a number of images in this section that are not yet on the Photoshelter site.
If an image you want is not yet uploaded, contact Ron Reznick (info at bottom of page).

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There are 18 Galleries in the Photoshelter Rome Collection

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