"Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
According to a tradition it was founded on the site of the house and martyrdom of S.Eustachio, a noble Roman man, who converted into Christian religion because once during a hunt saw a deer with a cross on its head. So, the symbol of a deer's head with a cross between the horns was placed on the tympanum of the church and is a symbol of the District of S.Eustachio.
The first news about it date from 795, and the first important reconstruction took place in 1196.
The present not particularly interesting aspect of the church was given it in 1705 during another reconstruction, which didn't touch only the 12th century bell-tower, while the altars, columns and decorations were lost.
The church’s structure was widely modified during C.XII and transformed by Antonio Canevari after 1724. The Romanesque bell-tower is one of the few remainings of the Medieval church. The Baroque façade, preceded by a porch, is crowned by a deer head with a cross amidst its horns, recalling the deer that appeared to the Saint in a dream. In the inside, the paintings in the transept are by Giacomo Zoboli. The high altar, rich of marbles and bronzes, is by Nicola Salvi (1739), while the canopy that surmounts it is by Ferdinando Fuga.
Modern interior, designed by A.Canevari after 1724, has a rich high altar by N.Salvi located beneath a baldacchino, designed by F.Fuga in 1746. For a long period Chiesa di S.Eustachio served as a Chapel of Sapienza, a Roman University located near by.
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio
Via di Sant'Eustachio, 19
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione S. Eustachio (Senato-Corso Rinascimento) (Roma centro)
Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "45"
Hours: Open 09:00am-12:00pm 04:00pm-07:30pm
Telephone: 0039 06 6865334
You can reach Piazza Borghese, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese By the following Bus Station:
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Bus: 70 - 81 - 87 - 116 - 116T - 186 - 492 - 628 - 204 (solo festivi)
Closest Underground Metro stations near largo della fontanella di borghese: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A, VALLE AURELIA, stazione valle aurelia, 342 mt.
METRO A, CIPRO - MUSEI VATICANI, Fra Albenzio (via), 18, 398 mt.
METRO A, CORNELIA, Alessandro Carvillani (largo), 1, 462 mt.
METRO A, BALDO DEGLI UBALDI, Baldo Degli Ubaldi (via), 101, 566 mt.
Closest Railway stations near Piazza Borghese, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese:
FR3 VALLE AURELIA, Angelo Emo (via) 195, 342 mt.
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 400 mt.
FR3 APPIANO PROBA PETRONIA, Quinto Fabio Pittore (via), 8, 895 mt.
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 1.1 km
Closest Tourist Information Points near Piazza Borghese, Largo della Fontanella di Borghese:
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 660 mt.
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 755 mt.
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 826 mt.
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 1.1 km
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 1.4 km
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 1.5 km
Getting To Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio (Via di Sant'Eustachio) From Pantheon (Piazza della Rotonda):
Departure from roma piazza della rotonda , 1
walk 100 meters
to roma via di sant' eustachio , 1
distance covered (metres) 100 meters.