Wednesday, February 20, 2013

San Ceciliae: The Church of St. Cecilia

What: Church dedicated to St. Cecilia; her body is buried in the crypt here
Where: in Trastevere, built over the house of St. Cecilia

  • The urn in the fountain in front is over 2,000 years old, forerunner of the modern holy water font
  • Palinpcest--the bel tower is medieval, the facade is baroque
  • Baldacchino is gothic, contemporary with Dante

Famous sculpture of St. Cecilia's incorrupt body exactly as it was found in the catacombs
Baldacchino and apse mosaics
Single rose that was in bloom in the courtyard out front on the cold day we visited

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