The Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo al Cielo in Rome

English: Santo Stefano Rotondo, Rome, plan. Ne...

English: Santo Stefano Rotondo, Rome, plan. Nederlands: Santo Stefano Rotondo, Rome, plattegrond. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo a Roma, portic...

Chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo a Roma, portico di ingresso. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome (rione Celio).

Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome (rione Celio). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo a Roma, sco...

La chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo a Roma, scorcio da via della Navicella. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo in Celio, Rome

Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo in Celio, Rome (Photo credit: Rome Cabs)

Santo Stefano Rotondo (Rome). This fifth-centu...

Santo Stefano Rotondo (Rome). This fifth-century church was a truly grand piece of late imperial architecture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

san stefano rotondo, rome (468-83 AD)

san stefano rotondo, rome (468-83 AD) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roma, Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio: interno ...

Roma, Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio: interno dopo il restauro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Celio - santo Stefano Rotondo - interno in res...

Celio – santo Stefano Rotondo – interno in restauro 01533-4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

model renaissance church inside the san stefan...

model renaissance church inside the san stefano rotondo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of my favorite churches in Rome is the Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo al Cielo in the Lateran area of Rome. It is located on the Celian Hill which is also the site of the Basilica of Santi Giovnni e Paolo.

Saint Stefan

Saint Stefan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was founded in the 5th century between 468 and 483 and is considered Rome’s oldest circular Christian church. The ring-shaped building has four chapels in the shape of a cross.Schizzo ricostruttivo dell'aspetto esterno del...There are 22 Ionic columns. It is adorned with 16th century frescoes that depict 30 gruesome stories of various martrys by Niccolo Pomarancio.

“This church is the National church in Rome of Hungary dedicated to Saint Stephen and Saint Stephen of Hungary.”

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

Santo Stefano Rotondo is the most ancient exam...

Santo Stefano Rotondo is the most ancient example of central plan church in Rome. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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