"Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio) , Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Wednesday 11th January 2012
The church was probably built in the 7th century, but was completely reconstructed in present form on a Greek-cross plan in 1685 by G.A.De Rossi. It has a little courtyard-cloister created at the same time with a little 1577 fountain in the middle, and a good portico. Inside, over the high altar is a Madonna, part of a triptych probably of the 12th-13th century. Since 1920 the church has belonged to the Roman Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch of the Syrians.
For centuries the church made part of a big closed prestigious female monastery, which was founded here in the 8th century by pope St Zaccharia by request of his compatriots, nuns from Constantinopolis, who run away from there and brought with them a body of St Gregory Nazianzeno. Later, the monastery was assigned to the Benedictine's order and became quite a powerful organization due to the support of noble rich families, some of who's members were nuns in the monastery. After it was reconstructed in 1564, the body of St Gregory was transferred in Vatican in 1580.
Built by the hand of Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno and Francesco Paparelli, in 1668-1685 it was turned conformingly with the taste of the time by Giovanni Antonio De Rossi, author of the architectural decoration of the atrium and the facing courtyard, made wider via an illusion. It has a square plan with a Greek cross and an elliptical tambour-less dome. The peculiarity of the church consists of the numerous chapels, all richly decorated. On top of the altar there is the painting of a Madonna dated C.XII, where the church gets its name.
Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio)
Piazza in Campo Marzio, 45 , (in Piazza Campo Marzio)
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione S. Eustachio (Senato-Corso Rinascimento) (Roma centro)
Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "32"
Telephone: 0039 06 6794973
You can reach Campo Marzio By the following Bus Station:
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Linea Bus (Bus Line): 62, 63, 81, 85, 95, 117, 119, 160, 175, 492,628, 630, 850, 204
186, piazzale della farnesina
492 (temporary), staz.ne metro cipro
628, maresciallo giardino
87 (temporary), p.za cavour
Closest Underground Metro stations near Campo Marzio: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 422 mt. away
METRO A SPAGNA, Della Trinita' Dei Monti (piazza), 3, 491 mt. away
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 688 mt. away
METRO A LEPANTO, Lepanto (via), 1, 691 mt. away
METRO A FLAMINIO, Piazzale Flaminio (Piazzale), 694 mt. away
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 696 mt. away
Closest Railway stations near Campo Marzio:
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1, 755 mt. away
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 844 mt. away
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.0 km away
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 1.0 km away
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 1.0 km away
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 1.0 km away
Closest Tourist Information Points near Campo Marzio:
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 143 mt. away
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 185 mt. away
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 493 mt. away
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 565 mt. away
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 570 mt. away
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 586 mt. away
Getting To Church /Chiesa di S.Maria in Campo Marzio (Santa Maria In Campo Marzio) From Palazzo Verospi (Via del Corso) :
Departure from roma via del corso , 1
walk 100 meters
go to stop CORSO/POPOLO
take Line No 117 (P.ZA S. GIOVANNI IN LATERANO (H)) to 3 stops o 119 (CORSO/POPOLO)117 ogni 7 min. 119 ogni 12 min.
get off at stop CORSO/L.GO CHIGI [Time]
walk 400 meters
to roma via di campo marzio , 1
distance covered (metres) 1500 meters.