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Italy-0747 - Sant'Agostino (Saint Agostino)

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Sant'Agostino is a church in Rome, not far from Piazza Navona. It is one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance. The construction was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Papal Chancellor. The façade was built in 1483 by Giacomo di Pietrasanta, using marble taken from the Colosseum. It is a fine, plain work of the early Renaissance style.

 

The church contains the tomb of Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine.

 

Sant'Agostino was once noted for the presence of a number of courtesans (a person who attends the court of a monarch) and prostitutes in its congregation.

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Taken on October 10, 2010