Church Santa Maria della Quercia

"Church Santa Maria della Quercia" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 3rd June 2011

Julius II gave permission to the colony from Viterbo which occupied this part of the zone to build a church dedicated to Madonna under the title of Sanctuary della Quercia, located close to Viterbo. The heraldic symbol of the pope was the oak-tree, in Italian - "quercia". Thus, a former little church Chiesetta di S.Nicolo' changed its name and was rebuilt in the beginning of the 16th century. In 1532 Clement VII entrusted it to the Confraternity of butchers (lots of them came from Viterbo). In 1727 Benedict XIII had F.Raguzzini to reconstruct it in roccoco forms with a central implant and a convexed façade with a single order surmounded by a big attic.

Church Santa Maria della Quercia, Piazza della Quercia, Rome
The church is on a Greek-cross plan and is surmounted by a hemispheric dome.

Church Santa Maria della Quercia
Piazza della Quercia, 27
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Regola (Campo de' Fiori-Piazza Farnese) (Roma centro)
Church Santa Maria della Quercia is Shown By "Map H Zone" As "17"
Hours: Open Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm. Mass times: Sunday: 10.30am.
Telephone: 0039 06 6865196
Fax: 0039 06 6865196

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