The tiny cloister of Santi Quattro Coronati, which dates back to the early 13th century, is one of the most secluded spots in Rome.
The fountain in the centre of the cloister was designed by Antonio Muñoz (1884-1960) in 1913, using a medieval marble basin.
The ancient church of Santi Quattro Coronati which dates back to the 4th or 5th century, is dedicated to the four crowned saints. However, there is some confusion as to the exact identity of this quartet of martyrs.
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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 and
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