|San Sisto Vecchio|
|English name:||St Sixtus|
|Dedication:||Pope St Sixtus II|
|Type:||Convent church, titulus|
|Address:||8 Piazzale Numa Pompilio|
The church is usually closed, but if you ask at the adjacent convent at a reasonable time of day it is possible to visit it.
In the 6th century, the relics of Pope St Sixtus II were moved from the Catacombe di San Callisto to this church.
A monastery at the site is mentioned in the 8th century.
The Romanesque bell-tower dates from the 13th century rebuilding.
There is an interesting 13th century fresco cycle depicting Scenes from the New Testament and the Apocrypha.