Chiesa (Church) Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome

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Chiesa (Church) Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome

This little circular church is a thank-offering by Julius III for his successful escape from Landsknechts, during the sack of Rome in 1527. Being a cardinal he was imprisoned in Palazzo della Cancelleria; here he offered a dinner to the guardians with the very strong wine, so that they fall asleep, and he could run away.

The church was erected by Vignola in 1554.

Beside it is a commemorative column dedicated to the defense of Roman Republic in 1849. In this zone numerous Polish volunteers died.

Sant'Andrea della Valle is a basilica church in Rome, Italy, in the rione of Sant'Eustachio. The basilica is the general seat for the religious order of the Theatines.

Chiesa (Church)Sant'Andrea della Valle,
Piazza Vidoni, 6, 00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Shown By Map A Zone As "19"
Tel: +39 06 686 1339
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