Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino

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Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino

The church was probably founded in the 4th century and reconstructed in 1238 by Gregory IX when the apse and a bell-tower were added. The complete radical change of the look took place in 1711 when C.Fontana remade also the facade. There are documents which witness the existence of the church since the C.V century. It is one of the most ancient churches of Rome. It is believed to be the home of Sant’Eusebio, a Roman presbyter who was made became martyr under Costanzo II.

Church Sant'Eusebio front full view, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
For a long time the church and its convent belonged to the religious order of "Celestines" which doesn't exist anymore. The left a very beautiful wooden choir located behind the high altar. The ceiling of the nave is decorated with Glory of St Eusebius by A.R.Mengs, who among the angels immortalized the face of the woman he loved.

The facade, slightly elevated from the ground after the creation of Piazza Vittorio, presents a portico with five vaults held by pilasters. The interior, restructured in C.XVII seventeenth century by Onofrio Longhi and in 1759 by Nicolò Picconi, has aplan with three naves. The covering vault of the central nave has a fresco by Antonio Mens “Gloria di Sant’ Eusebio”. From the sacristy one may admire , the cloister, attributed to Domenico Fontana (1588), today belonging to the police forces of the Italian state, can be admired.Italian police force.
Church Sant'Eusebio side view, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, rome
The day of January 17 is a holiday of S.Antonio (saint patron of domestic animals) when all the animals used to be blessed in front of the church.

Address:
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 12/a
00185, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Esquilino (Termini-Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino is Shown By "Map F Zone" As "30"
Hours: Weekdays: 7:30 to 9:30 18:15 to 19:15 (winter), 8:30 to 9:30 18:15 to 19:15 (summer), Holiday: 8:30 to 12:30 18:15 to 19:45 (winter), 8:30 to 11:30 18:15 to 19:45 (summer). Mass times: Holidays 9:00 to 10:00 (winter) -10.30 (summer) -11.30 (winter) - 18.30-19.00 (summer), 7.30-8.30-9.00 Weekdays (summer) -18.30-19.00 (summer), Preholidays: 18.30 (winter) - 19.00 (Summer). Schedules are subject to change. Call before you visit.
Telephone: 0039 06 4466170

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