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Basilica of Santi XII Apostoli

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Piazza dei SS. Apostoli, 51
www.libertaciviliimmigrazione.interno.it
Every day 07:00-12.00 and 16:00-20:00. Free entry.

Dedicated to the Apostles Philip and James, the basilica was completed in 570 AD at the time of Pope John III. At the end of the fifteenth century, Pope Sixtus IV added the porch outside. The facade is the neoclassical work designed by Giuseppe Valadier (1827). Inside, the vault is frescoed with the Triumph of the Franciscan order of Baciccia (1707) and with the figures of the Evangelists by Luigi Fontana (1875). The crypt under the main altar houses the relics of the apostles Philip and James, both sentenced to crucifixion for having preached in several regions of the Roman Empire after the death of Jesus (first century AD). To the left of the apse is the Monument to Clement XIV, Antonio Canova’s first work in Rome (1789), with the Allegories of Meekness and Modesty.

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Piazza Santi Apostoli, 52, 00187 Roma, Italy

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