St Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica
Piazza della Minerva, 42, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
About St Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica
The basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is a basilica in Rome located in the Pigna district, in Piazza della Minerva, near the Pantheon. The basilica also houses the remains of Catherine of Siena, proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 1970, and of the mystical painter Beato Angelico, proclaimed "Universal Patron of Artists" in 1984, as well as a valuable fresco by Melozzo da Forlì.
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Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.