Via Santa Prassede, 9
Opening Hours: 7:30am to noon; 4:00 to 6:00pm
The Chapel of St. Zeno, erected by pope Paschal I as a mausoleum for his mother Theodora, is the finest Byzantine monument in Rome. It’s decorated with 9th century mosaics, covering the walls, ceiling, triumphal arch and apse.
One of the first work by a young Bernini, the bust of the Bishop Santoni, is in front of the right nave.
The church contains a pillar brought back from Jerusalem in1223, believed to be the one to which Christ was tied for the scourging.