Church/ Chiesa

San Gallicano Hospital (NIHMP/ INMP) & Church

San Gallicano Hospital (NIHMP/ INMP) & Church Benedict XIII had a wish to resolve an old Roman problem: medical assistance to the people ill with scabies, ringworm and similar to them infections that often were refused to be cured by other hospitals. The initiative was improved by Benedict XIV who used a legacy of famous medical doctor and philanthrope G.M.Lancisi, as well as the property of those who died without a will...

Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri or S. Pasquale Baylon

Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri or S. Pasquale Baylon The Church of SS. Quaranta Martiri now is bearing the name of S.Pasquale Baylon, protector of spinsters, but before it was dedicated to SS.Quaranta Martiri di Sebaste. Already existing in 1123, it was rebuilt in 1486 and restored in 1608, by the Arciconfraternita del Gonfalone. The facade of pleasant for eye post-Borrominian architecture was created by G.Sardi; the interior is...

Church and Hospice of San Cosimato (Chiesa e Ospizio di S.Cosimato)

Before the 19th century when this part of Trastevere was free from constructions of any type, the zone around the Church and Hospice of San Cosimato (Chiesa e Ospizio di S.Cosimato) was occupied by sportive area where different kinds of competitions between young people took place. S.Cosimato's construction belonged first to the monks of Benedictian order, and then, since...

Church and Museum of Santa Sabina all'Aventino

This is a perfect example of the 5th century basilica, a venerated and admirable model of primitive and pure conception of a Christian temple. The church was built in 425 by a priest from Dalmatia Pietro d'Illiria under the pope Celestine I, probably on the site of the house of the Roman matron Sabina, later confused with St.Sabina from Umbria. It was restored in 824 and 1216...

Basilica/ Church of SS. (Santi) Bonifacio e Alessio (St.Alexis)

Only in the 10th century this Basilica/ Church of SS. (Santi) Bonifacio e Alessio on the Aventine Hill built in the 4th century took the second name of S.Alessio (St.Alexis) under which it is popularly known at present. The church obtained greater importance thanks to the houses gifted by Alberich II, dominator in Rome between 930-954, for the creation of a monastery. The...

Church of Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino on the Aventine (Annexed to Benedictine College)

Sant'Anselmo, Benedictine University and College In 1890 the Benedictine Order decided to build a church on the Aventine hill, next toan international college dedicated to Sant'Anselmo, the ologian and doctor of the Church. This big church was erected in 1892-1896 according to the project of a Belgian abbot De Hemptine and Francesco Vespignani. It has a basilica plan with three naves divided by big light granite columns....

Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice In Testaccio Hill

Santa Maria Liberatrice a Monte Testaccio (Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice In Testaccio Hill) stands just west of Porta San Paolo and the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius near the banks of the Tiber River in Rome. The first Santa Maria Liberatrice church was built in the Roman Forum in the 18th Century over the ruins of S. Maria Antiqua. This church in Romanesque-Byzantine style...

Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English)

Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome (Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English) This Protestant Cemetery or Cemetery of the English (Cimitero Acattolico o degli Inglesi) was founded in the 18th century with the eldest tomb of construction dated with 1738. The foreigners of other religion than Catholic could have their places of cult only out of the walls surrounding Rome and in case of death could not be buried in the cemeteries belonging to the Catholic...

Church of Santi Luca (SS.) Luca e Martina

This Church of Santi Luca (SS.) Luca e Martina was built over the other lower church dedicated to S.Martina and built in the 6th century inside of the constructions annexed to the ancient Curia of Senators. Sixtus V in 1588 gave the church to the Accademia di S.Luca, a corporation of artists founded in the 2nd half of the 15th century. They received it in substitution of the...

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (Tempio di Antonino e Faustina) - Church of San Lorenzo in Miranda

The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (Tempio di Antonino e Faustina) in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was built in honor of the dying wife of emperor, Faustina, and in 161 A.D, after the death of Antoninus, was dedicated to both of them, as this couple was deified. In the 7th century it was transformed in the church. But in 1536 the elements of Christian church were deleted to...

Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (Basilica del beato Felice)

The Chiesa dei SS.Cosma e Damiano (Church of Santi Cosma e Damiano) in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was also called "Basilica del beato Felice" because was built by pope St Felix IV in 527 in a hall of the Foro della Pace. The church was dedicated to two brothers from Cilicia who were miraculous healers. The church was completely reconstructed in 1632 by design of Luigi...

Church of Santa Maria Antiqua

Church of Santa Maria Antiqua In 1902 the church located on this site, Chiesa di S.Maria Liberatrice, was demolished. It was built in the 13th century and transformed in baroque forms several centuries later (its name was given to another church built in the beginning of the 20th century in Testaccio district). Destruction brought to the light the rests of the more ancient Christian church, S.Maria Antiqua...

Church of Santa Francesca Romana (Former Santa Maria Nova)

After the earthquake in the middle of the 9th century which destroyed S.Maria Antiqua in the Forum, it was abandoned and its diaconate moved to the Oratory of St peter and St Paul, built in 757-767 by pope St.Paul I. Thus, the oratory became the church Santa Maria Nova; In the 12th century it was enlarged, there were added an apse mosaic and 42m high bell-tower. The new...

Church of San Teodoro at the bottom of the Palatino

This small round domed construction is supposed to be built during the period of Byzantine influence in Rome, according to a dedication to the saint soldierTeodoro from the Eastern Empire. The church was built over the Horrea Agrippiana, the great granary warehouse. From the original construction remained the apse with mosaic dating from the 7th century, which is very similar...

Church of San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) on the Palatine Hill

Church of San Sebastiano (Saint Sebastian) on the Palatine Hill The Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino (Church of San Sebastiano on the Palatine Hill) was founded in the 10th century and was also called in the past S.Maria in Pallara. Nevertheless, the present name of the church was given to it in honour of the martyr Sabastiano, imperial officer, died in not far Ippodromo. A monastery annexed to the church was occupied by Benedictines...