The churches of Rome
A tour of the finest examples of Roman ecclesiastical architecture and their art treasures encompasses a range of artistic styles from the austerity of the ancient catacombs to the glory of Saint Peter's Basilica
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The Roman Church in the Age of Persecution
the Constantinian Churches
the Art of the Cosmati
15th cent aisle Algardi ancient Andrea angels antique Antoniazzo Romano Apostles apse arch architect architectural artists attrib baldacchino Baroque basilica beautiful Bernini Borromini Bramante Bregno building built Byzantine campanile Cardinal Carlo Carlo Maderno catacombs Cavallini Cecilia in Trastevere ceiling century Chapel of St Christ Christian Clement cloister colour columns Constantine Corso Cosma Cosmatesque Cosmati crypt cupola decoration Delia Porta designed dome Domenichino early Emperor entrance episcopal throne erected facade Fontana Francesco Francesco da Volterra frescoes Giacomo Giovanni in Laterano Gothic high altar High Baroque Lorenzo Maderno Madonna magnificent Mannerist marble Maria del Popolo Maria Maggiore martyrs Michelangelo Mino da Fiesole Mithraeum monument mosaics Mura nave oratory paintings palace Paolo Paschal pediment Piazza Pietro da Cortona pilasters Pinturicchio Pius Pope porphyry portico Prassede Rainaldi Raphael rebuilt Renaissance restored Roman churches Romanesque Rome sacristy saint sculpture Sixtus St Paul St Peter's statue storey stucco Titulus tomb Trastevere Vassallettus Virgin