Rome, Italy: St. Paul Outside the Walls: Cloister 2

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Sheppard, Beth M.
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May 20, 2017
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Italy , Rome , Piazzale San Paolo , Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls , Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura , St. Paul Outside the Walls , Cloisters
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The Cloister (Chiostro) at the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Rome, Italy). It was erected between 1220 and 1241 and is one of the few parts of the Basilica which survived the fire of 1823. Two monastic communities previously existed near the church: a monastery for men and a cloister for women, which were later united in a single monastery that formed St. Paul�s Abbey, managed by the Benedictine Monks. The interior of the cloister is surrounded by four galleries divided by a series of four small double columns. These support rounded arches, surmounted by a cornice ornamented with mosaics.
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