Church/ Chiesa

Church of St. Philip Neri In Monti/ Chiesa di S.Filippino (San Filippo Neri all'Esquilino/ a Monti)

It is the only church in Rome dedicated to S.Filippo Neri and named with a diminutive "Filippino" because of reduced dimensions of the construction. Reconstruction works took place in 1728 by F.Raguzzini (facade). The church was created first as an oratory of the Confraternity of the wounds of Our Lord and as a Conservatory of spinsters, both founded by a follower of S.Filippo...

Church of Santa Lucia del Gonfalone (Chiavica di S.Lucia)

The church was also named "della chiavica" for its close position to an important sewer, which on its turn bore the name of "Chiavica di S.Lucia" taken from the church. The church was built in the end of the 13th - beginning of the 14th centuries. Devotion for the Siracusian Virgin gave birth to particular celebrations of her feast very popular in this zone. S.Lucia della...

Chiesa Nuova (New Church) - Santa Maria in Vallicella

The second name of the church ("New Church") was given to distinguish it from a previous Chiesa di S.Maria in Vallicella, which was destroyed together with the other two churches. "Vallicella" refers to the subsidence of the ground in this zone. The new church was begun starting from 1575 by initiative of S.Filippo Neri with the help of pope Gregory XIII and cardinal Angelo...

Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle

Before the church S.Andrea della Valle its place was occupied by a little Chiesetta di S.Sebastiano, which probably was built in memory of a fact that a body of this saint-martyr was found in sewer of this zone. In 1582 the Palazzo Piccolomini located close to the Chiesetta S.Sebastiano was given to the Congregation of Teatinians with the charge to build on its site a church...

Church of San Pantaleo (Chiesa di S.Pantaleo)

This little church of remote origin named "S.Pantaleo de Parione", was first documented in the 12th century. It was given its present forms by Paul V, who gave it in 1614 in custody of S.Giuseppe Calasanzio, founder of Scolopi and movement for the education of simple children. San Pantaleone or Pantaleo was a medical doctor and a martyr in the beginning of the 4th century,...

Church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

Church of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza The University Sapienza initially used the church of S.Eustachio for the religious ceremonies and Diploma conferment. But Leo X had a chapel serving for these needs built on the territory of the University. A century later Urban VIII decided to make of give this chapel the importance appropriate to its functions, expressed in architecture and dimensions. F.Borromini began the...

Church of San Salvatore in Lauro (laurel wood/ bay-trees)

Church of San Salvatore in Lauro (laurel wood/ bay-trees) The name of the church reminds about the former look of this zone all covered by little forest of laurel wood/ bay-trees (lauro) in the epoch of its construction. The church is documented since 1117, it was reconstructed in 1449 by cardinal Latino Orsini and entrusted to the canons of S.Giorgio in Alga di Venezia, named "celestini". The fire of 1591 caused complete...

Piceni Hospice (Ospizio dei Piceni) - San Salvatore in Lauro

palazzo dei Piceni, Salvatore in Lauro The hospice of Piceni is a complex of buildings, cloisters and courtyards, and is annexed to the church of S.Salvatore in Lauro. This is one of the most important "national" hospices in Rome, because of a great number of people from region Marche, who visited Rome or came here for living. It is presumed that a notable part of the immigration in Rome after pestilence and sack...

Chiesa di/ Church of Santa Maria della Pace

nave of Santa Maria della Pace This beautiful church and the space around it were created by initiative of Sixtus IV in 1480-1484 in the moment of grave political and religious threat for the peace on the territory of Italy, shaken by the Florentinian plot of the Pazzi and aggression of Turks. Previously this site was occupied by an old little church documented since the Middle Ages and named "of...

Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima - National Church of Germans

Bell tower of Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima This is a national Catholic church of Germans. Chiesa di S.Maria dell'Anima (Church of Santa Maria dell'Anima) was erected in the middle of the vast property of the German colony in Rome: hospices, hospitals, inns and private houses. The church and its hospice were begun after the Jubilee of 1350 on the site of some constructions that were purchased by two rich German pilgrims...

Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (San Nicola dei Lorenesi/ in Agone)

Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (San Nicola dei Lorenesi/ in Agone) The Church of Saint Nicholas of the Lorrains (Italian: San Nicola dei Lorenesi (also called Chiesa di S.Nicolo' in Agone, French: Saint-Nicolas-des-Lorrains) is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Nicholas and the apostle Saint Andrew. This little church, located nearly in front of the church S.Maria dell'Anima, is a "national" seat of Lorraine [national churches in...

Church of St. Thomas (San Tommaso) at Parione - National Church of Ethiopia

The Church of St. Thomas at Parione (Chiesa di San Tommaso in Parione) was built in 1139-1149 and belonged to the Company of the writers and copy-makers of the Curia. It was reconstructed according to a design of F.da Volterra in 1582. Another restoration took place in the 19th century. The church has particular importance for Romans because here was ordained St Philip Neri,...

Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona

The owner of this Chiesa di S.Agnese in Agone (Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone) is the Pamphili family, because first it was conceived as a chapel of their palace with the inner entrance. It was begun by Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi in 1652 and was continued by Borromini, who created the concave facade, the dome and bell-towers (1653-1657). Interior is on a Greek-cross plan...

Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli on Piazza Navona

Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli on Piazza Navona The old church S.Giacomo degli Spagnoli, built here before the Jubilee of 1450 on the site of Oratory of St Andrew, bears now the name of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore. Together with the annexed constructions served as the hospice, the Chiesa di S.Giacomo for a long time was a center of Spanish presence in Rome. This Church of Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore/ San Giacomo...

Church of St. Gregory/ San Gregorio a Ponte Quattro Capi (della Divina Pieta)

Church of St. Gregory/ San Gregorio a Ponte Quattro Capi (della Divina Pieta) The name of the church comes from the places of its location: the houses of Anici, where St.Gregory Magno should have been born. The first news about the church was documented in 1145 where were mentioned the very old origins of it but the epoch of its foundation is not clear. The modern look was given to the construction in 1729 when Benedict XIII ordered its restoration and...