"Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
It was built in 1612 on the site of older church (12th century), which in the 15th century became a national church of Scots. In 1585 it was given to the monks from the monastery of Minims of St Francis of Paola at nearby Trinita' dei Monti. The marquise Paolo Del Bufalo financed the construction conducted by Gaspare Guerra in 1604-1612 (general plan and facade).
After a long pause F.Borromini continued work in 1653 until his death (apse, dome and bell-tower). The church's construction was finished by M.De Rossi in 1691. The vault was frescoed by F.Cozza in 1653-1660. The cupola and apse were depicted in 1700 by Pasquale Marini, and the three huge paintings depicting the crucifixion, death and burial of St Andrew are by G.B.Lenardi, L.Baldi and F.Trevisani. In the right transept is a Chapel of St Anna with a high altar executed by L.Vanvitelli and later re-elaborated by G.Valadier. The altar in the left transept is by Filippo Barigioni. By the high altar are two statues of angels by G.L.Bernini executed for the Ponte S.Angelo, and never placed there by wish of Clement IX; on the bridge they were substituted by the copies. The angels were presented to the church by nephew of the artist, Prospero, who lived in a family palace close to it.
Inside of the convent is an ample cloister (pictured above) (1604) by Gaspare Guerra, with the arches and columns, a bell-tower and a clock.
In front of the Chiesa di S.Andrea delle Fratte are two palaces of G.L.Bernini, where he lived and died in 1680, buried in Basilica di S.Maria Maggiore.
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, 1
Adjoining to Piazza di San Silvestro
00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Colonna (Pantheon-Montecitorio-Barberini) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "51"
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You can reach Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte By the following Bus Station:
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Closest Underground Metro stations near Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 186 mt.
METRO A SPAGNA, Della Trinita' Dei Monti (piazza), 3, 305 mt.
METRO A REPUBBLICA, Della Repubblica (piazza), 55, 424 mt.
METRO B TERMINI, dei cinquecento (piazza), 84, 558 mt.
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 584 mt.
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 606 mt.
METRO A TERMINI, piazza dei cinquecento, 1, 664 mt.
METRO B CASTRO PRETORIO, Castro Pretorio (viale), 123, 799 mt.
METRO B CIRCO MASSIMO, Del Circo Massimo (via), 1, 819 mt.
METRO A LEPANTO, Lepanto (via), 1, 894 mt.
Closest Railway stations near Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte:
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 664 mt.
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 907 mt.
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 925 mt.
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 1.1 km
Closest Tourist Information Points near Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte:
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 156 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 378 mt.
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 413 mt.
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 523 mt.
Stazione Termini, Piazza dei Cinquecento, 634 mt.
Santa Maria Maggiore, Via dell'Olmata, 638 mt.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 729 mt.
Getting To Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte (Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte) From Piazza di Sant'Ignazio, Campo Marzio:
Departure from roma piazza di sant' ignazio , 1
walk 600 meters
to roma via di sant' andrea delle fratte , 1
distance covered (metres) 600 meters.