Church/ Chiesa

Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni), Rome

Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni), Rome Starting from the 15th century in Borghi district a colony of refugies from Illiric-Croatian lands was settled. They left their country running away from Turks. Their congregation obtained a Chiesetta di S.Marina in 1453 close to the port of Ripetta. The church was given a new name of St Jerome and a hospice adjoining it was built. Sixtus V was a protector of the colony and...

Church/Chiesa di S.Rocco (San Rocco all'Augusteo), Rome

Church/Chiesa di S.Rocco (San Rocco all'Augusteo), Rome The church belongs to the Confraternity of Innkeepers and Boatmen of Ripetta, which built it in 1499. It was dedicated to a French saint St Rocco, who lived in the 14th century in Rome and helped people dying from the Black Death. The building was reconstructed in 1657 by G.A.De Rossi and restored in neo-classic style by G.Valadier in 1834. The facade is dominated by four very...

Church/Chiesa della Trinita' dei Monti, Rome

Church/Chiesa della Trinita' dei Monti, Rome The church was begun in 1493 by Louis XII and was finished many centuries later, partly due to a damage brought in 1527 by sack of Rome. Many French personalities had sponsored construction of this French church on the territory of Rome, as well as its convent and cloisters. The name of the architect who created the facade (1570) is not known with the certainty: or C.Maderno...

Church/Chiesa della Santissima (SS.) Trinità degli Spagnoli, Rome

Church/Chiesa della Santissima (SS.) Trinità degli Spagnoli, Rome It was erected by the Spanish order of Trinity in 1741-1746. It is a work of architect Emanuele Rodriguez dos Santos. It occupies the place of a private theater of G.L.Bernini, who was also a scene designer. The facade of the church is elegant, which is a fine introduction to beautiful Via Condotti. Its not straight position as to the street is explained by the fact, that it...

Church/Chiesa della Madonna del Divino Amore, Rome

Church/Chiesa della Madonna del Divino Amore, Rome According to a medieval tradition MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE church was built on the site of the parents' house of St Cecilia. Originally it was named Chiesa di S.Cecilia di Puzerato and Chiesa di S.Cecilia di Campomarzio. In 1575 it was renamed into Chiesa di S.Biagio dei Materassai, because it passed to the Confraternity of the corporation of mattress-makers. In 1729 the...

Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno, Rome

Church /Chiesa di San Gregorio Nazianzeno, Rome The church is dedicated to the Greek saint, who's body was brought to Rome by runaway nuns from Constantinopolis. It grew on the site of the Roman construction of Republican epoch (7th century b.C.) and has only one nave with a little apse frescoed in the Middle Ages by "Christ with the Saints". The 15th century cloister is bordered by six ample arches on each side; in the...

Church /Chiesa di San Salvatore alle Coppelle, Rome

Church /Chiesa di San Salvatore alle Coppelle, Rome It was built in 1195 by pope Celestine III. In the Middle Ages it was also named Chiesa di S.Salvatore della Pieta', because the name of "Pieta' " was used a lot for the constructions in this zone in that epoch. It derived from an arch, which was located close to Piazza della Rotonda. In 1739 the church underwent a wide restoration andat the same time the facade was remade on...

Church/ Chiesa di S.Bartolomeo dei Bergamaschi (Ss. Bartolomeo e Alessandro dei Bergamaschi), Rome

Church/ Chiesa di S.Bartolomeo dei Bergamaschi, Rome Built in 1562 in connection with Hospital “Dei Pazzarelli”, it was originally called after Santa Maria della Pietà. In 1725 it was given the current name and was renewed by Carlo De Dominicis. Starting from 1725 the church and annexed construction became a seat of "national" confraternity of people from Bergamo. In 1731-1735 a general reconstruction took place, the project was...

Church /Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio, Rome

Inside the Church /Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio, Rome St Camillo de'Lellis, a soldier, who for many years assisted the sick people in the Roman Hospital S.Giacomo degli Incurabili and founded a Congregation "Ministri degli Infermi", obtained from the Confraternity of Gonfalone in 1585 a 15th century oratory. Here he worked till his death giving medical and social assistance to those who were in need. In the middle of the 17th...

Church /Chiesa di San Luigi (Saint Louis) dei Francesi, Rome

Church /Chiesa di San Luigi (Saint Louis) dei Francesi, Rome In the end of the 15th century the French transferred here the center of their assistance activity. Previously it was located in the church named at present Chiesa del Sudario, not far away. The church of St Louis was founded in 1518 and finished only in 1589 by D.Fontana. Its facade with niches, statues and a central balcony is attributed to G.Della Porta. Interior has a...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome Santa Maria in Aquiro was erected on the site of ancient Roman Temple of Matidia, mother of a wife of emperor Hadrian, Giulia Sabina. The first news about this church are of 731-742, when the restoration works were executed by order of Gregory III. The origins of the church's name "in Aquiro" are not known. In 1540 it was entrusted to the Confraternity of the Orphans,...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eustachio, Rome 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...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monterone, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monterone, Rome The name of the church derives from the Palazzo Sinibaldi, located in front of it, which originally belonged to the Sienese Monteroni family. The latter had a hospice adjoining the church built, which would give help to the people from Siena. The church itself was built before 1186 and was modified many times. In 1597 it was risen to avoid the periodical floods of Tiber....

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Rome It was erected in 1563 by F.da Volterra, together with the adjoining hospice for conversion, by wish of St Charles Borromeo and was originally dedicated to St Pius I. In 1628 cardinal Scipione Borghese ordered restoration of the church and change of the name into S.Chiara. At present it belongs to the French Pontifical Seminary, which reconstructed it and adjoining palace in...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, Rome It was built in 1612 on the site of older church (12th century), which in the 15th century became a national church of Scots. In 1585 it was given to the monks from the monastery of Minims of St Francis of Paola at nearby Trinita' dei Monti. The marquise Paolo Del Bufalo financed the construction conducted by Gaspare Guerra in 1604-1612 (general plan and facade). After a long...