SAN GIOVANNI A PORTA LATINA

ST JOHN AT THE LATIN GATE 

 

 

The Exterior of the Basilica

 

Click on the picture below for a closer look...

 

A view of the Basilica from the east, 

before the restoration.  Note the brick 

and mortar in the windows of the apse.

A view of the Basilica from the front.

The arches of the portico and bell-tower

were filled with brick and mortar.

     

The brick and mortar were

removed from the arches 

of the portico.

A room above the portico (a late addition to the structure) 

was completely removed, restoring the portico to its original form.

 

          

The floor of the portico was lifted to allow for the

rebuilding of the foundations of the columns.

After the portico, work was begun 

on the bell-tower.  All of the windows

of the bell-tower were reopened and the structure strengthened. 

 

 

 

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