"Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 4th May 2011
It was erected on the site of the Roman houses, where Apostle Paul should have stayed. Originally it was an oratory, which was turned into a present church in 1491 by Innocent VIII. The interior is by C.Fancelli, the facade and a bell-tower are by P.da Cortona (1658-1662). Interior has a nave and two aisles divided by columns. The high altar is attributed to G.L.Bernini; a rich tabernacle contains 13th century image of Virgin; fragments of Cosmatesque pavement; a tomb of the Bonaparte family (here the body of Maria Letizia Ramorino, mother of Napoleon, remained before its transfer to Ajaccio).
At the end of the left aisle is the tomb (1776) of the poet Antonio Tebaldeo, a friend of Raphael (who painted his portrait in the Vatican, a copy of which is placed here). Beneath the church are the remains of primitive construction with the ancient frescoes. The bell tower, dating back to the late 16th century, is a work by Martino Longhi the Old. The atrium is characterized by two squashed apses that lead to the underground level. The church also houses the tombs of Giuseppe Napoleone Bonaparte and Zenaide Bonaparte. In the undergrounds of the church, you can see the ruins of a wide Romanesque building dating back to C. I.
Note: The ruins of the Romanesque building are visible upon request, calling the phone number +39 06 83396276
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata
Via del Corso, 306
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "110"
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 5.00 pm - 10.30 pm; Sunday: 9.45 am - 11.30 am and 5.00 pm - 10.30 pm. Mass Schedule: Weekdays: 8.00 pm;
Holidays: 10.30 am and 8.00 pm.
Telephone: 0039 06 83396276
Telephone booking: 320 0960993 - 347 3811874