"Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi (alla Pilotta)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 3rd May 2011
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi/ Santa Croce e San Bonaventura alla Pilotta was built in the 17th century by M.De Rossi for the community of the people from Lucca, on the previous Chiesa di S.Nicolo' de'Porci (SanNicola de Portiis (“de Porcis” or “in Porcibus”), which was assigned to them by Urban VIII, when the Capuchins moved to their new convent nearby the Piazza Barberini.
Exterior is quite simple, while the interior surprises with the gracious baroque decoration of golden friezes on the red background and marbles. Among the six chapels should be noticed the Cappella di S.Zita because of its harmonious forms and a full of light lantern. In the presbytery which was reconstructed in the 19th century by V.Vespignani has a painting of a famous Crucifix of Lucca surmounted by a low dome. On the ceiling of the nave are magnificent paintings by artists from Lucca G.Coli and F.Gherardi. The facade has a single part body with a wideportal. A framed triangular gable is present. The ceiling is decorated with seventeenth century C.XVII paintings.
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e di San Bonaventura dei Lucchesi/ Santa Croce e San Bonaventura alla Pilotta
Via dei Lucchesi, 3,
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi/ Santa Croce e San Bonaventura alla Pilotta is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "104"
Hours: Open 12:00-13:00, Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Telephone: 0039 06 6792017