"Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni), Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 29th April 2011
Starting from the 15th century in Borghi district a colony of refugies from Illiric-Croatian lands was settled. They left their country running away from Turks. Their congregation obtained a Chiesetta di S.Marina in 1453 close to the port of Ripetta. The church was given a new name of St Jerome and a hospice adjoining it was built. Sixtus V was a protector of the colony and ordered M.Longhi construction of the new church. The hospice was destroyed in 1934-1940 and substituted by Croatian College. The facade is in late-Renaissance style with a bell-tower built by M.Longhi as well.
There is a fountains between this church and Chiesa di S.Rocco, it is name is Fontana della Botticella (1774). It reminds about an ancient discharge of wine in the Port of Ripetta located in this zone and destroyed now.
Today the church is property of the Croatian government. The facade, made by Martino Longhi, has a late Renaissance style. It is made of travertine and it is divided into two orders. The lower order has a portal with four lateral niches. The upper order has a large window with a triangular gable on top. The interior has a Latin cross plan with three chapels on each side and a fake dome painted by Andrea Lilio (1555-1610). This church is also called Chiesa di S.Girolamo degli Illirici.
Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni)
Via Tomacelli, 132
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni) is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "17"
Hours: Every day 7.00am-900am 5.00pm-7.00pm, Sunday 10.00am-1.00pm 5.00pm-7.00pm
Telephone: 0039 06 99694410 - 06 6878284
You can reach Via Tomacelli By the following Bus Station:
(Know before you go: Rome Bus stops, Bus Lines, Signs, Color, etc.)
186(porta s. giovanni)
492 (staz.ne tiburtina, Tiburtina is a station on Line B of the Rome Metro)
87 (l.go colli albani)
C3 (staz.ne tiburtina, Tiburtina is a station on Line B of the Rome Metro)
n7 termini (underground station of the Rome Metro)
Closest Railway stations near Via Tomacelli:
STAZIONE FLAMINIO, Di Villa Ruffo (via), 1 590 mt. away
ROMAVITERBO EUCLIDE, Filippo Civinini (via), 877 mt. away
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1 1.1 km away
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1 1.1 km away
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64 1.3 km away
Closest Tourist Information Points near Via Tomacelli:
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 431 mt. away
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 455 mt. away
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 523 mt. away
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194 829 mt. away
Getting To Church/Chiesa di San Girolamo dei Croati (degli Schiavoni) From Museo/Museum dell'Ara Pacis (Ara Pacis Augustae):
Departure from roma via dell' ara pacis , 1
walk 400 meters
to roma via tomacelli , 1
distance covered (metres) 400 meters.