"Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Santa Maria in Aquiro was erected on the site of ancient Roman Temple of Matidia, mother of a wife of emperor Hadrian, Giulia Sabina. The first news about this church are of 731-742, when the restoration works were executed by order of Gregory III. The origins of the church's name "in Aquiro" are not known. In 1540 it was entrusted to the Confraternity of the Orphans, instituted by cardinal Gian Domenico De Cupis.
The present church was built between 1588 and 1620 on the basis of a project by Francesco da Volterra firstand then by Carlo Maderno. The façade, built in accordance with a drawingby Maderno, was then completed in 1774 by Pietro Camporese il Vecchio. In 1591 the cardinal Anton Maria Salviati adjoined a college under his name, which later merged with the Confraternity. The same cardinal had the church rebuilt by F.da Volterra, C.Maderno, Filippo Breccioli and P.Camporese. The last reconstruction took place in 1866. The painting decoration is represented by the works of late mannerists; there are also some funeral monuments of 16th-17th centuries. The churchalso holds the oldest painting dedicated to the Vergine di Lourdes, dating backto 1873. In the apse one finds the fourteenth-century-fresco portraying the“Madonna col Bambino e S. Stefano”.
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro
Piazza Capranica, 72 (Via della Guglia, 69E)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "42"
Hours: Open 07:15am-12:00pm 04:00pm-07:30pm
Telephone: 0039 06 6790410
Fax: 0039 06 6780589
You can reach Piazza Capranica By the following Bus Station:
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Bus: 40, 81, 117, 119, 590, 628, 913
Closest Underground Metro stations near Piazza Capranica: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 406 mt.
METRO A SPAGNA, Della Trinita' Dei Monti (piazza), 3, 578 mt.
METRO A REPUBBLICA, Della Repubblica (piazza), 55, 587 mt.
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 658 mt.
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 666 mt.
METRO A LEPANTO, Lepanto (via), 1, 779 mt.
METRO A FLAMINIO, Piazzale Flaminio (Piazzale), 782 mt.
Closest Railway stations near Piazza Capranica:
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 826 mt.
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 843 mt.
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 966 mt.
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 971 mt.
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.1 km
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 1.1 km
STAZIONE OSTIENSE, Dei Partigiani (piazzale), 36, 1.1 km
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 1.1 km
FR3 QUATTRO VENTI, Viale dei Quattro Venti, 1.1 km
Closest Tourist Information Points near Piazza Capranica:
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 158 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 184 mt.
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 503 mt.
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 535 mt.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 535 mt.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 568 mt.
Getting To Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro (Piazza Capranica) From Palazzo Giustiniani (Palazzo Madama, Italian Parliament/Senato Della Repubblica) at Via Giustiniani/ Piazza Madama:
Departure from roma via giustiniani , 1
walk 150 meters
to roma piazza capranica , 1
distance covered (metres) 150 meters.