Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno, Rome

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Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno, Rome

The church is dedicated to the Greek saint, who's body was brought to Rome by runaway nuns from Constantinopolis. It grew on the site of the Roman construction of Republican epoch (7th century b.C.) and has only one nave with a little apse frescoed in the Middle Ages by "Christ with the Saints". The 15th century cloister is bordered by six ample arches on each side; in the center is a big baroque fountain. The refectory-hall opening at the cloister is decorated with the wall and vault paintings by Stefano Pozzi (1706). From cloister is the best view at the 12th century Romanesque bell-tower with six floors, which is annexed to the church.

Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno is located inside the Medieval complex that nowadays hosts the Camera dei Deputati, while its construction should date back to the end of C.VIII. The name derives from the fact that the saint’s body was buried here at first; later on, in 1580, by the hand of Pope Gregorio XIII the corpse was transferred to San Pietro made exception for an arm that, closed into a thecla, was kept in the Monastery of Campo Marzio. During C. XII one added the bell-tower that was linked to the church via a portal. Right after this the apse was decorated. The church has undergone numerous restorations, out of which the most important ones took place early in C. XVIII, in 1814, in 1945-49 (when the Medieval decorations came to light) and between 1974 and 1989. The interior embodies a longitudinal plan, with a single nave and roofed by a vaulted ceiling. Above the entry portal one finds the only window.

Address:
Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno
Vicolo Valdina,
Near Camera dei Deputati, Piazza del Parlamento, Piazza di Monte Citorio
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
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