The many layers of this fascinating church reveal the changing ideals of Rome in various eras (see San Clemente).
Ceiling, San Clemente
Underground font, San Clemente
The burial tunnels of Rome’s early Christians are like a honey-comb beneath the consular roads out of Rome, especially along Via Appia Antica. Grave niches stacked like shelving along dark corridors are carved into the tufa, with some precious remnants of fresco and engraved marble slabs (see Beyond the City Walls).
Vatican Grottoes ...