"Church/ Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Selci" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 13th May 2011
It was founded in the 5th century, and many times restored. For centuries it belonged to Certosians, and later to the order of S.Croce in Gerusalemme, which was finally substituted by Augustinian nuns still having their residence in the monastery of the church. The latter was reconstructed in the early 17th century by C.Maderno.
Interior is in form of a rectangular hall with the ceiling fresco by Giovan Antonio Lelli. In the walls are installed Doric pilasters, and between them are much decorated altars, one of which is attributed to Borromini (1635).
The interior also has a single nave with a barrel shaped vault and lateral niches decorated with stuccoes. On top of the entrance door there is a space reserved to the singers, probably made by Borromini, and a painting depicting Dio Padre made by Cavalier d’Arpino. Also made Still by Cavalier d’Arpino, in the Landi chapel, built by Borromini in1637-39, there is the painting “SS. Trinità e i SS. Agostino e Monica” built by Borromini in 1637-39.
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Selci
Via In Selci, 82
00184, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Lucia in Selci is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "147"
Hours: open Sunday 9.30am-10.30am. Holiday: 9.30.
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