Few people make the short climb to the ancient fortified church of Santi Quattro Coronati; fewer still visit its small medieval chapel, or even know of its existence.
In 1246 the walls of the Cappella di San Silvestro were painted with a series of frescoes (artist unknown), which illustrate events in the life of Pope St Sylvester I (r. 314-335), including his putative baptism of the emperor Constantine the Great (r. 306-337).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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