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Basilica of St Sisto Vecchio

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Overview

Title
Basilica of St Sisto Vecchio
Author
Vanessa82
Rating
2.50
Year
401 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
30 minutes
Address
28 Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Contacts
Phone: 0677205174

Description

Near the Thermae of Caracalla you can visit the Basilica of San Sisto, built by Pope Anastasius I around the 4th century. In ancient documents the roman church appears as the "Crescentianae", which was probably the name of the woman who allowed the construction. Inside the basilica you can see some beautiful paintings representing scenes from the New Testament and the relics of Pope Sixtus II, which were moved here from the Catacombs of St Callixtus.