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San Lorenzo fuori la Mura

The Basilica of Saint Lawrence outside the Walls is one of Rome's seven great Pilgrim Churches.

The outer narthex is ornamented with ancient Roman sarcophagi, and wall paintings (C13th
but restored) that tell the life stories of St Lawrence and St Stephen.

Inside the church is the tomb of its namesake, one of the first deacons of Rome, who was
martyred in 258 - whilst Pope Pius IX was also interred here, to await canonization into
sainthood.
Dull, one January day
Dull, one January day
But brighter this November!
But brighter this November!
Prepared for flooding
Prepared for flooding
Piles of sandbags
Piles of sandbags
In the narthex...
In the narthex...
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo
Lion's head sarcophagus
Lion's head sarcophagus
Detail from sarcophagus lid
Detail from sarcophagus lid
Nave
Nave
At one side...
At one side...
Subterraneum chapel
Subterraneum chapel
Tomb of Pius IX
Tomb of Pius IX
Tomb of Pius IX
Tomb of Pius IX
Cloisters - 1
Cloisters - 1
Cloisters - 2
Cloisters - 2
Cloisters - 4
Cloisters - 4
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P1150877_W.jpg
Cloisters - 3
Cloisters - 3
Cloisters - 5
Cloisters - 5
Campanile
Campanile
Gardens
Gardens