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San Crisogono - Trastevere

The church dedicated to St Chrysogonus is quite a local landmark - it stands at
Piazza Sonnino 44, set back very slightly from the busy Viale di Trastevere.

Rebuilt several times, during a 16th century makeover it was richly adorned with
symbols from the crest of the Borghese family - their eagle and dragon.

For more of its long history, and details of the artworks etc, see the entry in
the Rome Churches Wiki __ http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/San_Crisogono

12th century Romanesque bell tower
12th century Romanesque bell tower
Borghese eagle
Borghese eagle
Family crest on the gold-covered ceiling
Family crest on the gold-covered ceiling
Cosmatesque pavement
Cosmatesque pavement
Eagles...
Eagles...
... and dragons
... and dragons