IT IS REQUESTED THAT VISITORS REFRAIN FROM ACCOSTING NUNS OR CLERGY TO ASK FOR ACCESS TO CLOSED AREAS. St Cecilia is on top, then come Valerian, Maximus and Tiburtius in the middle and Lucius and Urban at the bottom. The relics are behind a grille. If you go into  the nave and look back, you will see the nuns' choir over the entrance vestibule. The external entrance loggia is mediaeval, erected in the 12th century but altered by Fuga. The ancient Roman structures around the crypt are difficult for the casual visitor to interpret, and even the archaeologists are not in full agreement. The baptistery is clear evidence that there was a church hereabouts by the 5th century. Below this mosaic panel was the cycle of frescoes on the life of St Cecilia by Pomarancio. There is a marble copy on the wall here of the account by Pope Paschal of the finding of the body of St Cecilia. The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is situated on the West bank of the River Tiber, to the south of the Vatican City. The Cappella Rampolla almost amounts to a separate building, and is a narrow rectangle with a separate apsed presbyterium. During the work remains of Roman edifices dating from the Republican and Imperial period were found, but some of the remains were then cleared for an expansion of the little semi-circular 9th century crypt or confessio. However the architrave below this is a strip of 12th century mosaic in a vine tendril pattern, the dominant colours being blue and gold with spots of red. The first doorway off the right-hand nave mentioned above leads into a blind corridor, on the walls of which are paintings of penitent saints in landscapes by Paul Brill; this Flemish artist specialized in landscapes. This indicates that the church was parochial, a status it kept until the early 19th century. Our Lady and St John the Baptist flank this composition, while to each side are seated the Twelve Apostles on thrones. This is certainly not how she was laid out in her coffin, so (if Maderno is to be taken literally in his claim that he sculpted what he saw) those responsible for the exposition must have manipulated her remains so as to leave them in such as position. This surprisingly early date was supported by the famous historian and archaeologist Giovanni Battista de Rossi, who also claimed to have pinpointed the original place of burial in the Catacombs of Callistus. Excavations were undertaken under the church in 1899, under the guidance of Cardinal Mariano Rampolla. Phone: "Sacred Destinations" web-page with gallery, Youtube video: Serata con Cecilia (there are several short videos of the church on Youtube. It was well worth attending. This is the only surviving painting by Cavallini (apart from a water-colour), and ranks as among one of the most important art-historical works in the world. Only a limited number of people are allowed to enter the choir at any one time, and it might close earlier than the scheduled time. Cecilia et socris rutilat hic flore iuventus, quae pridem in cryptis pausabant membra beata, Roma resultat ovans, semper ornata per aevum. You really shouldn’t miss visiting this lovely church. The baroque church was named after the martyr Saint Cecilia and looks rather unassuming on the outside but is beautifully decorated with artwork and carvings on the interior walls and ceilings. His predecessors include: are Pope Stephen III, Pope Martin IV (1261-1281), Adam Easton (1383),[2] Pope Innocent VIII (1474-1484), Thomas Wolsey (1515), Pope Gregory XIV (1585-1590), Michele Mazzarino (1647), Giuseppe Doria Pamphili (1785), Mariano Rampolla (1887-1913), and Carlo Maria Martini (d. 2012). There are five storeys above the aisle roofline, separated by decorative dentillated cornices. Under the ciborium of di Cambio that shelters the main altar, is a glass case enclosing the white marble sculpture of St Cecilia (1600) by the late-Renaissance sculptor Stefano Maderno. He may also have been responsible for the convent entrance block on the piazza, erected in 1742 and with an impressive propylaeum bearing the coat-of-arms of Cardinal Troiano Acquaviva d'Aragona who had inherited the cardinalate title from his uncle in 1733. Given that the viewing arrangements for the underground areas and the Cavallini fresco are now regularized, it is requested that visitors do not accost any of the nuns or clergy to ask for access to these, if this is not already being provided. The columns and pilasters support an entablature with a rather idiotically boastful inscription on the frieze. See Catacomba di Pretestato. Anderson, Roma - n. 0075 - Roma - Chiesa di S. Cecilia.jpg 770 × 597; 353 KB You can see it at the end of the corridor beyond the gate. The visible structures are 15th century. However, if the entry in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum can be dated to the early 5th century (not a foregone conclusion), then that is the earliest evidence. On the left hand wall is another 15th century fresco showing Our Lady being venerated by SS Scholastica and George. A depiction of it is here: [3]. It is in the form of a Gothic tomb-chest, with a recumbent effigy on top. More restorations followed in the 18th century. is a 5th century church of Rome, located in the Trastevere rione and devoted to Saint Cecilia.HistoryThe first church of Santa Cecilia was founded probably in the 5th century, by Pope Urban I, and devoted to the Roman martyr Cecilia. Visitors are now not allowed in church during Mass, and should not wander about during the Divine Office, nor take photos of the nuns while they are worshipping. Anna Maria Panzera and Mario Bagordo: La Basilica di S. Cecilia. (There used to be viewing on Sundays 11:15 to 12:15, but this was stopped recently). Firstly, opening off the second bay of the aisle, is a narrow corridor with two doors on its right. On the opposite side is the tomb of Cardinal Niccolò Forteguerri (died 1473), partly by Mino da Fiesole. In a nearby room there is a domestic pagan shrine consisting of a niche with a tufa relief of Minerva in front of an altar. The problem that this restoration addressed was that the weight of the 18th century ceiling vault was proving too much for the ancient columns of the arcade. The sculptor left an inscription (now difficult to make out). The nuns have regularized the access to the underground areas. SS Peter and Paul, at the far end. There is a monument here for Bishop Gregorio Magalotti, by Guglielmo della Porta in 1538. Also, galleries above the arcades were enclosed to form passages to a choir above the entrance; these features were for the use of the nuns. Opposite the chapel entrance is a tondo showing The Marriage of SS Cecilia and Valerian by Guido Reni. It is of Paolo Emilio Sfondrati, the cardinal who arranged the exhumation of St Cecilia in 1599 and who died in 1618. The Gothic canopy was made, and signed, by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1293. The earliest remains are Republican, under the east side of the central nave and dating from the late 2nd century BC. A portrait of St Cecilia from the school of Guido Reni used to hang here, and was flanked by decorative diapering. The triumphal arch of the apse is flanked by a pair of busts in large niches, over long dedicatory inscriptions. (People do, but only barbarians.). Caroline Goodson: The Rome of Pope Paschal I. Cambridge 2010. In this rather restricted space you can see a damaged fresco by Pietro Cavallini, Christ at the Last Judgment Attended by the Heavenly Court, which was painted in about 1293 and is a fragment of a larger composition. Rome2rio makes travelling from Roma Termini to Santa Cecilia in Trastevere easy. In plan and in its fabric the church remains a 9th century basilica. The left hand room is now the access to the underground areas. Hence all the fanciful etymologies in the devotional literature are worthless and can be ignored, as this was not a personal name. However the baptistery of this church was found during the archaeological excavations, situated underneath the present Chapel of Relics. The Romanesque brick campanile was erected in 1140, and is typical of the period. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Piazza Santa Cecilia, 2, Rome, Italy 06-5899289. His interest arose from his campaign to bring all known relics of the Roman martyrs from the catacombs to new shrines within the city walls; this was because the countryside around Rome was being overrun by marauders, and the catacombs were unsafe to visit. Type: Stefano Maderno's beautiful effigy inspired several other similar works in Rome, for example the altar effigy at Sant'Anastasia. The artist responsible for the altarpiece is unknown, although it is in the style of the Cavalier d'Arpino. This is a serious puzzle, leading to a theory that the church was only founded in the fifth century when the baptistery was provided. Up to then in Italy, mediaeval painting was derivative of the Byzantine style but here we have the evidence for the beginning of the return to the Classical style of ancient Rome. In the spandrels are two prophets holding scrolls, four evangelists with their symbols and two wise virgins with lit lamps. However, the sculptor's wish to obey the Classical canon as regards the depiction of feet has led him to carve a foot which is anatomically improbable -the big toe is shorter than both the second and third. On the right are St Peter, St Valerian and St Agatha. The famous archaeologist Antonio Bosio also left a description. Once inside, you find yourself in a shallow vestibule separated from the main nave by an arcade of five arches. The facts behind the legend of St Cecilia are not easy to discern. The figures on the corners are the four saints of the church -Tiburtius is shown seated on a horse. The crypt is decorated in cosmatesque style, and contains the relics of St. Cecilia and her husband St. Valerian. Zanna did the putti in the vault. The date of the first church on the site is unknown, and the early history of the titulus Caeciliae is lost. The monastery belonged to Benedictine monks after its 12th century rebuilding, but here as elsewhere in Rome the monastic observance suffered a collapse by the start of the 14th century. As mentioned, at the bottom end of the left hand aisle is a room which now contains the entrance to the underground excavations for paying visitors. The two inner posts support a split segmental pediment, into which is inserted the coat-of-arms of Cardinal Troiano Acquaviva d'Aragona being supported by a pair of putti. Some people wonder whether the statue has a face. This aisle contains three along it, and one at the far end. The altarpiece is attributed to Giovanni Baglione, but an alternative attribution is to the school of Muziano. The floor and altar have Cosmatesque decoration; the former is 11th century, but was re-laid in the 1600 restoration. The guide in 2013 was Neda Parmeggiani, who has co-authored a book on the excavations. Explore this cemetery for graves, information and tombstones for names in Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, Lazio, a Find A Grave Cemetery. Her incorrupt body was promptly found in a coffin of cypress wood, wrapped in a shroud embellished with gold thread and with apparently blood-stained cloths balled up at her feet. A major re-ordering of the parishes of the Centro Storico took place in 1824, under the bull Super Universam issued by Pope Leo XII. Over the bust of the deceased is a relief showing the discovery of the relics of St Cecilia. On Sundays and Solemnities Mass and Vespers are sung, with Gregorian chants, by the Benedictine nuns (if numbers permit). In fact, I always suggest visiting this beautiful Basilica not only for its aesthetic but also for the … Sanctae Caeciliae Pope Paschal I rebuilt the church in 822, and moved here the relics of St Cecilia from the Catacombs of St Calixtus. The answer is yes, but you can't see it. Santa Maria in Trastevere Santa Cecilia San Francesco in Ripa San Crisogono Mentioned in … English: Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is a church in Rome. The ends of the loggia have a pair of Corinthian pilasters clad in a grey-veined marble, the cladding having been added by Fuga. As you go through the archway into the courtyard, you pass an ancient Roman cippus on your right, commemorating Pomerius Urbanus and dating to the year 75. The monument had been dismantled and the bits dispersed, but was reunited and restored in 1891. The central part of the work features the Last Judgment, with Christ in a mandorla accompanied by angels. The archaeological excavations under the church revealed much of interest, but nothing Christian that could be traced back to the period of the church's foundation, so there is no help there. As the nuns live in strict enclosure, the choir is not accessible to casual visitors. The first leads through a tiny antechamber to the Cappella del Crucifissione (which is actually adjacent to the right hand ancillary chamber of the entrance vestibule), and the second opens into St Cecilia's Bath-House. Ferdinando Fuga, Bonoli Don't miss noticing the mediaval tomb slab on display, with a Cosmatesque cross. The effigy is in Parian marble, which contrasts effectively with the blackness of the niche in which it is placed. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is a 5th-century church in Rome, Italy, in the Trastevere rione, devoted to the Roman martyr Saint Cecilia. The suggestion that it was founded in the 3rd century presumes the historicity of the legend. The legend quickly became popular and was translated into Greek so that St Cecilia is now venerated by the Eastern churches also. The commission was carried out by a team of artists comprising Giovanni Zanna, Tarquinio Ligustri, Marco Tullio and Vincenzo Conti. The first unambiguous documentary reference, apart from the legend, is in the list of priests attending a synod u… This is an emblem of martyrdom. The mosaic in the apse also dates from this period. 09:30-12:30 and 16:00-18:30 daily, frescos by Cavallini M-Sa 10:15-12:15, Su 11:00-12:30. This is negative evidence, but more worrying is the undisturbed existence of the pagan shrine. Basilica di Santa Cecilia. This gives you a chance to see the baptistery, and to have the excavated remains explained. The two women are depicted as Byzantine princesses; the white dots on their garb represent pearls, and their red shoes are a sign of the highest rank. Maderno added bronze relief panels to each side of his sculpture, depicting SS Cecilia, Valerian, Urban, Tiburtius, Maximan and Lucy. Torquato Picarelli, Basilica e casa romana di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere (Roma: Romana, 1904). One outreach that the nuns had was to provide a venue for the newly founded Accademia di Santa Cecilia, a musical conservatory under the patronage of the saint. The saint is shown doing penance in the Judaean desert. The tympanum of the pediment had a smaller oculus, matching one still to be found at the other end of the church. Fortunately, he left alone a strip of mediaeval mosaic just under this. The original composition also covered the wall surrounding the apse, where the papal busts are now. Above each window is a scallop shell and curlicue motif. The Latin is bad in places: Haec domus ample micat variis fabricata metallis, olim quae fuerat confracta sub tempore prisco, condidit in melius Paschalis praesul opimus. The Gothic ciborium is surrounded by four marble columns white and black, decorated with statuettes of angels, saints, prophets, and evangelists. Exactly the same arrangement exists here, except that the ceiling now conceals it. The façade above the loggia was designed in 1725 by Ferdinando Fuga, who had been commissioned by Francesco Cardinal Acquaviva d'Aragona, titular priest of the church 1709-1724. Patrizia Marchetti: Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. There was a restoration in 1957. Santa Cecilia In Trastevere Address: Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 22, 00153 Roma, Italy, Rome ; Santa Cecilia In Trastevere Contact Number: +39-0645492739 ; Santa Cecilia In Trastevere Timing: 09:15 am - 06:00 pm ; Best time to visit Santa Cecilia In Trastevere(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Architect(s): All but one of them (San Sebastiano fuori le Mura) were doomed to have their locations forgotten. Artists: The Basilica of S. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, stands on the family home of the noble Cecilia, martyred around 230 AD. The statue depicts the three axe strokes described in the 5th-century account of her martyrdom. Cardinal Paolo Sfondrati re-opened her tomb in 1599, and when he found her body intact and incorrupt he asked Maderno to make a sculpture of her. The present structure, whose interior was completely remodeled in the Baroque style, was built during the Carolingian period under Pope Paschal I (817-24). Perhaps the main attraction is Pietro Cavallini's Last Judgment fresco, often cited as the masterpiece of the artist who, with Giotto, was a prominent Late Gothic artist and a forerunner of the early Renaissance. The ceiling would have been removed, the plaster and stucco scraped off the walls to reveal any surviving mediaeval fresco fragments and the arcade columns exposed. St Cecilia No remains have been discovered of this first church, leading to the suggestion that the rebuilding in the 9th century was on its exact footprint. Perhaps the main attraction is Pietro Cavallini's Last Judgment fresco, often cited as the masterpiece of the artist who, with Giotto, was a prominent Late Gothic artist and a forerunner of the early Renaissance. The altarpiece, The Beheading of St Cecilia, is an early work by Reni and was exectuted in 1603. The legend states that Cecilia was a young noblewoman who had taken a private vow of virginity before marrying a pagan called Valerian. However, there are many interesting fragments of pottery, architectural elements and inscriptions displayed on the walls. Nuove Edizione Romana, 2001. The relics of the saints are in urns under the main altar. It is accessed down a corridor from the far end of the right hand aisle. Rather, they are now thought to have been storage silos for foodstuffs. This would have been removed by Christian worshippers using the building. A surviving documentary reference of 1073 mentions that an altar was consecrated "in her [Cecilia's] bath", which must be this chapel. Titular church The monastery was dedicated to SS Cecilia and Agatha. Apart from the baptistery (not apparently accessible to unaccompanied visitors), there are no signs of early Christian activity to examine down here. The solid balustrade above the entablature was added by Fuga, and has five flaming urn finials. This entry was posted in Rome, Things to Do in Rome and tagged art, church, trastevere. A marble slab in the pavement in front of the case, quotes Maderno's sworn statement that he has recorded the body as he saw it when the tomb was opened in 1599. There was a charge. He was responsible for "de-baroquing" several ancient churches, but was not able to get his hands on this one. The relief of the Madonna and Child is of the school of Mino da Fiesole. The church façade above the loggia fronts the central nave only; the aisles have no frontages (the right hand side is occupied by the campanile, and the left hand side by the internal access to the nuns' choir). Among the former titular cardinals of the church are Adam Easton of Hertford, who is buried here (see below), and Thomas Wolsey. The Greek menologies (i.e. Sundays and Solemnities: Lauds 7:15, Terce 8:30, Mass 10:00, Sext 13:00, Vespers 19:15. The fourth and fifth storeys contain the bells, and both have an arcade of three arches on each face separated by limestone columns with block capitals. A mosaic attributed to him can be seen in the nearby Santa Maria in Trastevere. Around 1300 the interior of the church was entirely redecorated. To the right of the tomb (and invisible from the gate) is a fresco of the cardinal with Pope St Pius X. Today we are on-location in Trastevere. There is a charge for entry (2017 2,50 euros). Valerio was murdered for his pains, and Cecilia was arrested while she tried to bury him. A Holy Year was proclaimed for 1600 and, in preparation, the titular of the church, Cardinal Paolo Emilio Sfondrati, paid for a restoration of the interior. If Pope Paschal incorporated the bath-house remains into his complex, the floor was probably at the same level as the baptistery (the basin which was used as the font was very likely to have been a plunge-pool for those using the bath). In 1935 the convent was shared between the Benedictine nuns and a community of Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but the latter are apparently now at Via dei Genovesi 11/A nearby. Hours Main church and excavations daily 9:30am–12:30pm and 4–6pm. Unfortunately there was no evidence found that it was so converted, apart from the baptistery. This was unfortunate, because being outdoors has caused the stonework to weather. The church courtyard was just empty space until 1929, with the ancient cantharus on a plinth at the right hand side being used as a plant pot. He also painted the musician angels in the vault, and The Angel Appearing to SS Cecilia and Valerian on the right hand wall. There is a very shallow tiled pyramidal cap, and an unusual set of four finials on the corners in the form of cubes with little pyramidal caps. In the triangular pendentives are little wheel windows flanked by angels. See below under "Access" for details about opening times. Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere; Luigi Cardinal Caetani † (1622) Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana; Ludovico Cardinal Ludovisi † (1621) Archbishop of Bologna; Archbishop Galeazzo Sanvitale † (1604) Archbishop Emeritus of Bari (-Canosa) Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. The interior of the coffin he had lined with silk fabric. The monument was made by Paolo Romano, and was only finished several decades after the cardinal died. The archivolts of the arcades are molded, and every other arch is infilled with a tympanum bearing either an eagle within a wreath with palm branches or a mitre with flower bouquets. The relics of the saints were moved to new shrines; the silver casket containing St Cecilia was not opened in the process. There are six flaming torch side finials accompanying it. Visitors to this historical neighborhood love the natural attractions this area offers such as the gardens. Media in category "Santa Cecilia (Rome)" The following 19 files are in this category, out of 19 total. The viewing times for this are: Weekdays 10:00 to 12:30. The early excavators labelled this the domus, but it looks more like a utilitarian building such as a warehouse or horrea. The central Lamb of God is standing on a hexagonal device, which probably represents the font of baptism. Because the church has no presbyterium or transept, the final bay has been sequestered for the sanctuary. More details Where can I stay near Santa Cecilia in Trastevere? Unfortunately, this restoration and tidying-up of the complex on behalf of the nuns resulted in the destruction of surviving fragments on the 9th century atrium, leaving the courtyard ranges looking much as they do now. Note that the chest has spiral columns at its corners; formerly there was a canopy supported by similar columns, when the monument was at its original location near the apse. The altarpiece of the saint is by Giuseppe Ghezzi, of 1676. The ancient church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere was built by Pope Paschal I (r. 817-24) to house the remains of St Cecilia and her husband St Valerius, which were transferred to the church from the catacombs of San Callisto in 820. The campaign lasted from 1712 to 1728, and the supervising architects were Domenico Paradesi and Luigi Berrettoni. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is a 9th century monastic and titular church and minor basilica located at Piazza di Santa Cecilia 22 in Trastevere. If  he had succeeded, the church would have joined several others in the city which suffered ideological restorations between 1870 and the Second World War. The church has a façade built in 1725 by Ferdinando Fuga, which incloses a courtyard decorated with ancient mosaics, columns and a cantharus (water vessel). This structure would have been 1st century BC. He did so, was baptized, and was hence martyred together with his brother Tiburtius and a soldier involved in their detention called Maximus whom they converted. Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere; Luigi Cardinal Caetani † (1622) Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana; Ludovico Cardinal Ludovisi † (1621) Archbishop of Bologna; Archbishop Galeazzo Sanvitale † (1604) Archbishop Emeritus of Bari (-Canosa) Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P. In 1962 the sanctuary was restored, under the supervision of Igino Pineschi. The vault is decorated with a representation of SS Cecilia, Valerian, Stephen, Urban and Laurence, surrounded by vistas and with depictions of hermit saints. Some of the walls were rather crudely decorated with frescoes depicting curtains (vela), and these were renewed when the baptistery was renovated by Pope Paschal. The Cappella Rampolla is a modern addition at the end of a corridor leading from this door. The wall of the apse below the mosaic is panelled in pale green veined marble framed in red marble, which is the result of a modern restoration. Problems with the archaeological evidence. It is feasible that the basilica built by Pope Paschal was not on the site of the older church, but that the latter awaits discovery nearby -perhaps adjacent to the baptistery on the other side. They provided a group of sisters as a nucleus of a new community, which started life in 1530. These bronze pomegranates can be found elsewhere in the church. 9th century, rebuilt in 18th century There is a semi-circular external apse, but no transept or side apses. In front of the church is a beautiful courtyard. The actual casting of the bronze work here and elsewhere in 1600 was by Domenico Ferrerio and Orazio Censore. The old baptistery was refurbished, and kept in use despite being over two metres below the floor surface of the new church. In conclusion, historically St Cecilia can be taken as a martyr of uncertain date who left a tradition of burial at the Catacombs of Callistus, and an association with the site at Trastevere. The Chapel of the Bath or Balneum Ceciliae is reached via a doorway in the right wall of this corridor, and has been claimed as St Cecilia's bath-house for at least a thousand years. The architect was Giovanni Battista Giovenale, who executed the project between 1899 and 1901 as a place to re-enshrine the sarcophagi holding the relics of SS Cecilia, Valerian, Tibertius and Maximus. $55.95. As well as his own coat-of-arms, the monument displays that of the House of Plantagenet (which was the English royal family at the time), and this might have been in gratitude. The work dates to 1767. The brush-strokes in the multi-coloured angels' wings repay close examination. There, they are placed in a golden casket above the tomb of St Peter before being ceremonially placed on their recipients. The brickwork seems not to show signs of the corrosion that tanning would have caused. To the right are scenes involving SS Cecilia and Valerian possibly by Andrea Lilio, while other scenes featuring St Cecilia used to be attributed to Pomarancio but are now considered to be anonymous. The name Cecilia (properly Caecilia) simply means that the patron saint here was a female member of the ancient plebeian clan known as the gens Caecilia. St Teresa of the Child Jesus, at the far end. The present ornate crypt was a new construction,  ordered by Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro, titular priest of the church 1887-1913. Over the central portal is an alpha-omega monogram with a cross. They are first taken to Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura to be blessed, and are then shorn and the wool given to the nuns. The nave is frescoed with the Apotheosis of Santa Cecilia (1727) by Sebastiano Conca. As a result this monastery was closed, and the complex given to a monastic order called the Umiliati in 1344. Cecilia was later ordered to be killed by being suffocated in her own bath-house, but survived and then suffered a botched attempt at beheading which left her lingering for three days. The altarpiece is by Giovanni Baglione, who seriously did not get on with Caravaggio, and was painted in 1601. These are his only known painted works, as he is better known as an architect. The central portal is arched, with a molded archivolt and a strap finial on the keystone. On 14 April there is this entry, not connected to the above: Romae in coemeterio Praetextati via Appia, sanctorum Tiburtii, Valeriani et Maximi, martyrum. It contains a fresco altarpiece of the Crucifixion thought to be 14th century, with an unusual majolica tiled altar frontal of the 18th century depicting SS Andrew, Cecilia and Valerian. Drawings of the complete cycle fortunately survive. The previous cardinal of the church was Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Archbishop of Milan, who died in 2012. So, try to arrive earlier rather than nearer the end. 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