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Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Basilica di Santa Cecilia was built in the 9th century on the spot where, legend has it, the house of the holy Cecilia once stood. A devout Christian, she was sentenced to death by being boiled alive in her own bath. For three days she sat in the hot tub, but when nothing happened, she was sentenced to beheading instead.

Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Basilica di Santa Cecilia

After the executioner struck her three times on the neck with a sword, she still wouldn’t die and ended up living another three days, singing during her entire ordeal. Today she is the patron saint of musicians.

Web Adress: www.benedettinesantacecilia.it

Telephone Number: 0645492739

Entrance: Free.

Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Interior of Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Interior of Basilica di Santa Cecilia

Basilica di Santa Cecilia Hours

Basilica di Santa Ceciliaopen daily 9.15am-12.45pm and 4pm-6pm.

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