The ancient church of San Sisto Vecchio was founded in the fourth century and dedicated to Pope St. Sixtus II, who was martyred in 255.
The basilica was rebuilt in the 13th century and again in the 18th century; only its apse, with fragments of fresco, and bell-tower are medieval.
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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