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Basilica di San Clemente

One church atop another between Esquiline and Caelian hills: the first was transformed from an earlier mithraeum built on top of Roman houses. The second (4th century), conserves frescoes dedicated to St. Alexius and Sisinnius’s legend, the jealous husband whose wife was devoted to Clement and who was punished with blindness. In the upper basilica (12th century), frescoes by Masolino dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. 

Neighborwood: Esquilino, Celio


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