Church/ Chiesa

Church/ Basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Holy Cross in Jerusalem)

It is of the "Seven Churches" of the Jubilee pilgrimage and is one of the most sacred places of the capital of the Christianity. It was probably Constantine who around 320 ordered the works of transformation of a great rectangular palace Palazzo Sessoriano, serving as an imperial residence before, into the place where the relics collected by his mother St Helena during her...

Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova)

This church or Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant'Antonio da Padova) was built on the part of the territory of Villa Giustiniani Massimo by architect Luca Carimini in 1884-1887. The façade rises on a stairway with a double ramp. The Neo-Renaissance eclecticism of the architect sided the fifteenth-century shapes with the typical ones of Sangallo of the porch with five...

Lateran Baptistery (Battistero lateranense) or San Giovanni in Fonte

The proper denomination should be its name: San Giovanni in Fonte(St John at the Font), also known as the Lateran Baptistery (Battistero Lateranense) or the Baptistery of Constantin. It was built in the fourth century by Constantine, together with the basilica of Saint John in Lateran, on top of a villa and a thermal building dating back to the second century. Later on it was...

Chiesa (Church) di S.Lazzaro / Borgo San Lazzaro, Rome

chiesa san lazzaro in borgo, Rome It is located at the feet of Monte Mario, and is an example of similar constructions, that must have been numerous in the past. They served the pilgrims ill with simple diseases and mortal infections like leprosy. The church grew in the 11th century under the name of S.Maria Maddalena; in 1187 it was reconstructed by a French pilgrim, who established adjoining to it hospital-...

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario (Church of St. Mary of the Rosary), Rome

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Rosario (Church of St. Mary of the Rosary), Rome It is incorporated into a monastery construction, has a nice dome and a simple facade with the asymmetrical bell-tower. The church was begun in the middle of the 17th century on the money left as a will by Gian Vittorio de Rossi, who had his house beside it. The project was by Camillo Asprucci, and the building continued until 1700. The steps of the church were created in 1838...

Chiesa (Church) Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome

Chiesa (Church) Sant'Andrea della Valle, Rome This little circular church is a thank-offering by Julius III for his successful escape from Landsknechts, during the sack of Rome in 1527. Being a cardinal he was imprisoned in Palazzo della Cancelleria; here he offered a dinner to the guardians with the very strong wine, so that they fall asleep, and he could run away. The church was erected by Vignola in 1554. Beside it...

Catacombe di Priscilla Church, Rome

Catacombe di Priscilla Church, Rome This are one of the most important catacombs in Rome, founded in the 2nd century A.D.. They are named after the Roman matron Priscilla from the Acili Glabroni family, who gave her territorial property for this construction. After the peace of Constantine, on the surface above the catacombs, Chiesa di S.Silvestro was erected, where numerous popes were buried. The catacomb of...

Chiesa/Church Santa Maria (Parrocchia S.M.) in Traspontina, Rome

Chiesa/Church Santa Maria (Parrocchia S.M.) in Traspontina, Rome The church stands on the place where before 1527 was residence of Borgo's Governor. Begun in 1566 by Giovanni Peruzzi (the son of famous B.Peruzzi) the construction of church was continued by O.Mascherino in 1581-1587 and finished by Francesco Peparelli in 1637, who also had built a bell-tower. Interior. One nave with five chapels on each side (famous is Cappella di S.Barbara...

Chiesa/Church dell'Annunziatina (S. Maria Annunziata in Borgo), Rome

From the back of the modern palace built on the place of the old papal military hospital of S.Carlo, in 1950 was reconstructed Chiesa dell'Annunziatina, the church previously destroyed during the work of the zone arrangement. The facade is by P.Passalacqua (18th century). Inside: "Madonna" by A.Romano and lunette with "Apparizione di S.Michele Arcangelo al papa Gregorio Magno...

Chiese (Church) Parr Sacro Cuore Del Suffragio, Rome

Chiese (Church) Parr Sacro Cuore Del Suffragio, Rome Giuseppe Gualandi made a project of this church in 1913-14 and put it in the realization in 1917. The construction has evident traces of the inspiration by the Cathedral of Milan with lots of gothic elements. In the building belonging to the church there is a "Museum of liberated souls", which contains proofs of the existence of the "beyond world", collected from all over the...

Chiesa (Church) di Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria del Popolo, Rome The church grew out of a chapel built here by Pascal II in 1099 over the tombs of the Domitia family, which were believed to be the haunt of demons, because Nero was buried there. The origin of the name is not certain, and one of the versions is the fact that it was built on expenses of people of Rome (Commune of Rome) (popolo=people). The chapel was enlarged in 1227-1241 by...

Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria di Montesanto (Santa Maria in Montesanto), Rome

Chiesa (Church) di S.Maria di Montesanto (Santa Maria in Montesanto), Rome The church was built in 1662-1679 on the site of the other church, which belonged to Carmelites from Monte Santo in Sicily. It has an elliptical plan with three chapels on each side and a dome. On the high altar is a painting of Vergine di Montesanto (15th century). In presbytery are bronze busts of Alexander VII, Clement IX, Clement X and Innocent XII, all by Girolamo Lucenti...

Chiesa (Church) di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Rome

Chiesa (Church) di Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Rome The church was erected in 1664-1679 by C.Rainaldi to preserve a miraculous image of Madonna, which was found on the wall close to Porta del Popolo and placed in a little oratory close to Tiber in 1325. The church has a central plan and two chapels on each side. The image of Madonna is on the high altar surmounted by four marble angels by A.Raggi. In presbytery are the funeral...

Chiesa (Church) di San Giacomo in Augusta, Rome

Chiesa (Church) di San Giacomo in Augusta, Rome Originally it was a little church of a hospital, but in the end of the 16th century it was reconstructed and enlarged. The facade was begun by F.da Volterra and finished by C.Maderno in 1600. Interior of the church on elliptical plan was realized by F.da Volterra in 1592. The vault was entirely frescoed by Silverio Capparoni. The name of the church derives from the nearby...

Chiesa (Church) di Sant'Atanasio, Rome

Chiesa (Church) di Sant'Atanasio, Rome This Greek-Catholic church was erected in 1580-1583 by G.Della Porta. It has a simple facade and two twin bell-towers. It is connected by an overpass with a College of Catholic Greeks founded in 1580 by Gregory XIII. Interior is simple with lacunar ceiling and iconostasis on a High altar, which was designed by A.Busiri Vici in 1876 in substitution of the original one. The...