She cradled her son in the piscina and lived on charity.
There are in the chancel two freestone effigies, perhaps of the r4th century, besides three sedilia, and a piscina under arches.
A curious two-storeyed building which adjoins the north transept consists of a chapel with a piscina below and a priest's chamber above.
Some 16th-century brasses, an altar tomb and a piscina were removed hither from the old church.
Another with a vaulted ceiling, known as the piscina mirabilis, measuring 230 by 85 ft.
JULES MAZARIN (1602-1661), French cardinal and statesman, elder son of a Sicilian, Pietro Mazarini, the intendant of the household of Philip Colonna, and of his wife Ortensia Buffalini, a connexion of the Colonnas, was born at Piscina in the Abruzzi on the 14th of July 1602.