This image from San Bartolomeo all’Isola is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of Rome. There are over 100 images taken from around
Tucked away on the Isola Tiberina, the small island in the Tiber in
Like all places in
The image here shows the altar, which is actually a porphyry bathtub - one of the greatest status symbols an ancient Roman could hope to own. The relics of San Bartolomeo are buried beneath it. In front of the bath is the covered medieval well that may have been the source of the sacred spring used in the hospital. The chapel off to the right contains a fresco of Mary which dates back to the founding of the church. The full panoramic image shown on the Rome tour by PanoramicEarth.com. For better appreciation of this image go to the collection on Flickr.
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