The tiny Chapel of St Zeno (Cappella di San Zenone), in the church of Santa Prassede, was built by Pope Paschal I (r. 817-24) as a mausoleum for his mother, Theodora. The chapel, with its beautiful mosaics, came to be known as the Orto del Paradiso (Garden of Paradise).
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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