Church of Santa Maria della Scala

"Church of Santa Maria della Scala" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Sunday 26th June 2011

Popular veneration of the miraculous image of Madonna depicted over some stairs in Trastevere forced a cardinal "di Como" and a Carmelite order to purchase a part of the district and build on the place of semi-destroyed poor houses a church and a big monastery with an ample open space. That stairs do not exist now but Maria's image is conserved now in the left transept of the church.

Church of Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza della Scala
The Church of Santa Maria della Scala (Chiesa di S.Maria della Scala) was built by O.Mascherino and F.da Volterra. The interior has only one nave with a transept and not big dome. In a niche on top of the portal one finds a Madonna con il Bambino. The simple façade contrasts an interior based on a Latin cross and a single nave with three chapels per side, richly decorated with polychrome marbles and diverse altars.

In the Cappella di Santa Teresa d'Avila is kept as a relic a foot of the saint.

In the adjoining monastery there is a modern drug-store which is an inheritor of famous 17th century spices-shop which worked for the court of Pope. It still has its old furniture and nearly unchanged interior.

Church of Santa Maria della Scala
Piazza della Scala, 23
00153, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Trastevere (Gianicolo) (Roma centro)
Church of Santa Maria della Scala is Shown By "Map J Zone" As "29"
Hours: Open 9:00am-12:00pm 03:30pm-06:00pm. Mass times: Holidays: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Weekdays: 17:30
Telephone: 0039 06 5806233
Fax: 0039 06 5806233

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