Church/ Chiesa

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

The church grew on the site of a little chapel dedicated to St Paul. The monks Carmelites had the work begun in 1608 by C.Maderno and Filippo Breccioli, who occupied himself with the convent. Here was found a celebrated statue of Hermaphrodite, presented by monks to cardinal Scipione Borghese, who was building his palace (at present Palazzo Rospigliosi) nearby. The cardinal in...

Church/ Chiesa di San Camillo de Lellis

Church/ Chiesa di San Camillo de Lellis San Camillo de Lellis church was built on the territory of Villa Barberini, which in the middle of the 19th century became Villa Spithover. The project of the construction was by Tullio Passarelli, and it was dedicated to S.Camillo de'Lellis. The church was built in 1906-1910 in Romanesque-Lombard style. The red brick facade has three portals. The upper order is dominated by a...

Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi

Chiesa di S.Patrizio is in Via Boncompagni and was built in 1911 together with the adjoining Irish College. The project is by Aristide Leonori in Romanesque-Byzantine style. Address: Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi Via Boncompagni, 31 00187, Rome, Lazio, Italy Zone: Rione Ludovisi (Via Veneto) (Roma centro) Church/ Chiesa di San Patrizio a Villa Ludovisi is...

Church/ Chiesa di San Carlo (San Carlino) alle Quattro Fontane

Church/ Chiesa di San Carlo (San Carlino) alle Quattro Fontane The church is dedicated to the SS.Trinita' and to St Charles Borromeo (S.Carlo), but it is popularly called "S.Carlino" because of its reduced dimensions. They say that the church enters precisely in the area of one of the pilasters that support the dome of St Peter's, so the popular saying was born "St Peter's is beautiful because it is big, and S.Carlino is beautiful because...

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo entro le mura (American Episcopal Church)

Bell Tower at American Episcopal Church, Via Napoli, Rome Chiesa di San Paolo entro le mura (St. Paul's Within the Walls) is a Protestant church erected by G.E.Street in 1873-1880. It was the first non-Catholic church built in Rome after the fall of Pontifical State. The red-and -white exterior, in travertine and red brick, is in a similar to Romanesque style. The external and internal mosaics are by E.Burne-Jones. In 1977 were...

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo Primo Eremita, Rome

Church/ Chiesa di San Paolo Primo Eremita, Rome At present this church is deconsecrated and is adapted for the civic services. But originally it was built in 1767-1772 by C.Orlandi in mixed berninian-borromian forms. Interior is on a Greek-cross plan. Should be noticed a little semicircular portico with the sculptured palm, crow and two lions on its top. These are the images from a legend about St Paul Hermit, to whom the...

Church/ Chiesa di San Vitale

Basilica of San Vitale, rome The Basilica of Sts. Vitalis, Valeris, Gervase and Protase (Italian: Basilica di Santi Vitale e Compagni Martiri in Fovea or also named as Parrocchia Santi Vitale E Compagni Martiri In Fovea) is a titular minor basilica church in Rome. The Roman Catholic church is commonly named Basilica di San Vitale. The Cardinal Priest of the Titulus S. Vitalis is Adam Maida. It was built...

Church/ Chiesa di S.Andrea al Quirinale

The church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale is a masterpiece by G.L.Bernini, who erected it in 1658-1671 in collaboration with his pupil M.De Rossi, on the site of older church dedicated to the same saint. The new construction was ordered by cardinal Camillo Pamphili, who destined the church and adjoining convent to the Novitiate of Jesuits, which supplied two architects with the...

Church/ Chiesa di San Silvestro al Quirinale

This church was first mentioned in documents in 1030 and was reconstructed in the 16th century. The modest facade was created after the part of the nave was cut due to the construction of Via 24 Maggio in 1877. The double staircase leads to the entrance. Interior is on a Latin-cross plan and has only one nave with the side chapels. The painting decorations were executed by C.d...

Church/ Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Panisperna or Formoso

The Church/ Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Panisperna or San Lorenzo in Formoso was erected before the 8th century on the site of the martyrdom of St Laurence, and was totally reconstructed in 1576 by F.da Volterra. It is preceded by a little medieval courtyard with a little staircase. In occasion of the holiday of the saint every year the nuns from the annexed monastery of S.Chiara...

Basilica di Santa Pudenziana al Viminale

Basilica di Santa Pudenziana al Viminale This church is dedicated to the sister of S.Prassede, Pudenziana, both martyrs, and was erected on the site of the house of their father Pudente, who would have had St Peter as a guest. One of the most antique churches in Rome, raised on the house of Senator Pudente said to have hosted San Pietro and where later on (during C.II), a thermal building was constructed. The latter...

Chiesa del Bambino (Bambin) Gesu

Chiesa del Bambino (Bambin) Gesu It is located in front of the Chiesa di S.Pudenziana with the adjoining 18th century Augustinian convent. The church is on a Greek-cross plan with the dome. It was erected by F.Fuga in 1731-1735 for Clement XII. Originated from a boarding school established by spinsters p. Cosimo Lucchese Berlintoni and Anna Moroni in 1662. The interior has a Greek cross and round and dome-...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti was built in the 5th century and was decorated with the mosaics in 460 by Eastern Roman consul Flavius Ricimerus. During the domination of the Goths, the church was a center of the Arian cult in Rome. In 593 it was re-consecrated by St Gregory I Magno. It was restored and reconstructed several times until 1633, when cardinal Francesco...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Umiltà (Assunzione di Maria)

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Umiltà (Assunzione di Maria) Church/ Church/ Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Umiltà (previously it was Chiesa dell' Assunzione di Maria) was built by wish of Francesca dei Baglioni, who after her husband's death instituted a religious community under the Dominicans. The first construction was built in 1601, but reconstructed in 1641-1646 by P.Marucelli. The simple facade was realized in 1680 by C.Fontana with...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi (alla Pilotta)

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi (alla Pilotta) Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce e Bonaventura dei Lucchesi/ Santa Croce e San Bonaventura alla Pilotta was built in the 17th century by M.De Rossi for the community of the people from Lucca, on the previous Chiesa di S.Nicolo' de'Porci (SanNicola de Portiis (“de Porcis” or “in Porcibus”), which was assigned to them by Urban VIII, when the Capuchins moved to their new convent...