"Chiesa del Santissimo(SS) Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (Church Holy Name of Mary at Trajan's Forum)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 12th May 2011
The design of the church belongs to Antonio Derizet, who created it in 1737 by order of the Confraternity of the St Name of Mary. The Confraternity was instituted as a thanksgiving for the victory over Turks at Vienna in 1683. Construction of this church caused demolishing of Chiesetta di S.Bernardo della Compagnia. It stands on a rectangular basement, overwhelmed with the purely decorative elements. Interior is on elliptical plan, decorated with the polychrome marbles. It has seven chapels; over the high altar is a venerated image of Virgin from the previous church (Roman school, 11th-12th century). Beside the church is a little construction with annexed oratory in neo-classic style by G.Valadier.
On the upper order is the dome’s tambour with pilaster strips that delimit eight spaces in which the windows open up. The interior, decorated with polychrome marbles, is based on a circular plan with chapels based on a ray pattern. The medallions that decorate the dome are frescoed with stories of Mary. On the high altar is a painting of the Vergin with child painted on wood (Romanesque school C. XII).
Chiesa del Santissimo(SS) Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (Church Holy Name of Mary at Trajan's Forum)
Foro Traiano, 89
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
Chiesa del Santissimo(SS) Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (Church Holy Name of Mary at Trajan's Forum) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "135"
Hours: Open 10:00-13:00 16:00-18:00 Closed Friday. Masses: Holidays 11:00
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