Church/ Chiesa

Basilica of San Martino ai Monti (Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti)

Basilica of San Martino ai Monti (Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti) This is one of the most ancient churches in Rome, erected in the period of religious peace decreed by emperor Constantine under the pope St Silvester I in the 4th century. The church grew over the house of annexed to the Baths of Trajan (Terme di Traiano). In the beginning of the 6th century pope St Simmacus had a the primitive church transformed in a real basilica dedicating...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Alfonso all'Esquilino

This church and convent in Via Merulana were erected on the territory of previous Villa Caserta. The church was built for Fathers-redeemers in 1855-1859 according to a project of English architect George Wigley. It is one of the neo-Gothic churches built in Rome in the end of the past century by catholic and protestant initiative (after 1870, when the non-Catholic confessions...

Church/ Chiesa di S.Vito (SS. Vito e Modesto)

It was initially called Chiesa dei SS.Vito e Modesto, and it probably was built in the 4th century. In 1447 it was reconstructed by pope Sixtus IV, but only few decoration element and a fine marble door remained from that reconstruction. Particular important has a fresco by A.Romano (1483) representing Madonna with the Child and Saints. Inside of the church is a "wicked stone...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino The church was probably founded in the 4th century and reconstructed in 1238 by Gregory IX when the apse and a bell-tower were added. The complete radical change of the look took place in 1711 when C.Fontana remade also the facade. There are documents which witness the existence of the church since the C.V century. It is one of the most ancient churches of Rome. It is believed...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Bibiana

The Church/ Chiesa di Santa Bibiana was built in the 5th century in the so called Horti Liciniani. Its façade has been Bernini’s first architectural work. It is on a basilican plan, and was restored in 1220, then in 1626 reconstructed by G.L.Bernini by the order of Urban VIII. Bernini created a new facade, remade the apse, added two side chapels and renewed the high altar. The...

Church Sacred Heart of Jesus Castro Pretorio/ Chiesa del Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio

The church was erected by Leo XIII by design of Francesco Vespignani in 1887. Its bell-tower is surmounted by a golden statue of Redeemer. The church possesses the modern parish and educational services, created specially for the new city neighbourhood Castro Pretorio. On the right is the hospital of the Salesians, where the saint operated during its trips to Rome between...

Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls)

Basilica di San Lorenzo fuori le Mura (Saint Lawrence outside the Walls) This basilica is one of the seven pilgrimage churches of Rome and of the numerous churches dedicated to the deacon Laurence of Spanish origin. In the middle of the 3rd century, in epoch of intensive persecutions of Christians, was a depositary of the property of the Church, when Sixtus II and his collaborator were condemned to death, and distributed all this to the poor people...

Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo Church (Tasso Monument & Tassian Museum)

Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo Church (Tasso Monument & Tassian Museum) The Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo (Church of Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo)/ Convento e chiostro di Sant'Onofrio (Monastery and cloister of Sant'Onofrio) were founded by Blessed Nicolas da Forca Palena in 1419 and restored by Pius IX in 1857. A L-shaped Renaissance portico (pictured below) connects the church and monastery. By the convent entrance is the tomb of the founder...

Church/ Chiesa di San Giacomo alla Lungara (in Settimiano)

Church/ Chiesa di San Giacomo alla Lungara (in Settimiano) The origins of the San Giacomo alla Lungara church are tracing to the 9th century. Once the church was called San Giacomo in Settignano (Chiesa di S.Giacomo in Settimiano) being nearby the Porta Settimiana. In 1198 it became the department of St Peter's basilica. In 1628 it was given to the monks-penitents who with the help of Urban VIII and cardinal Barberini had the church...

Pontifical Romanian College (Collegio Pio Romeno)

Chiesa Pontifical Romanian College (Collegio Pio Romeno), Rome It is also called Collegio Ruteno; was built under Pius XI. Here the Catholic priests from all over the world are prepared for missionary work. Originally the College was located in Palazzo di Propaganda Fide on Piazza di Spagna. Its church (pictured) stands right on the street Passeggiata del Gianicolo. The Pontifical Gregorian University was born out of the free classes...

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce Alle Scalette (del Buon Pastore)

Church/ Chiesa di Santa Croce Alle Scalette (del Buon Pastore) In 1620 was founded the monastery for the women of bad behavior, who were intending to redeem themselves. There was a church attached to it given in the care of cardinal Francesco Barberini. Since 1830 the institution was entrusted to the nuns of Carita' del Buon Pastore di Anggers and the church became famous under this name. Now the institute is being transformed for the new...

Church/ Chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio

Church/ Chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio This church was built on a site wrongly considered to be the place of St Peter's crucifixion. This 16th-century church is a beautiful example of Renaissance architecture. Mentioned in the 9th century, the church was rebuilt in 1481-1500 at the expense of King Ferdinand V of Aragon and his wife Queen Isabella I of Castile. In 1626 monks built the monastery adjoining to the...

The Church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

The pope Leo X Medici concentrated his interest in the initial part of the street, where were particularly developed the residences of his fellow-countrymen Florentines. The colony, which started its existence here from the 15th century, grew in number and power in the epoch of two popes Medici. Leo X favoured to the project of construction of the national church dedicated to...

Church of the Holy Spirit (Chiesa dello Spirito Santo dei Napoletani)

Church of the Holy Spirit (Chiesa dello Spirito Santo dei Napoletani) A little church of S.Aurea and annexed to it convent passed to a just established Confraternity of Neapolitans in 1574. They built the bigger church in 1619 by O.Mascherino and had it reconstructed by C.Fontana in 1700. Unfortunately its conditions caused another intervention in 1853 by architect A.Cipolla who transformed the facade as well. The church contains paintings by...

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eligio degli Orefici

Church/ Chiesa di Sant'Eligio degli Orefici S.Eligio, who was a goldsmith and a bishop of Noyon in France, is venerated in two different churches of the corporations of this profession. Apart from this church there is a Chiesa di S.Eligio dei Ferrari (of smiths), in zone of "Bocca della Verita", which was the first seat of the University of smiths that in the 14th century united all people who's profession was...