Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita, Rome

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Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita, Rome

The Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali of Roma Capitale (Department of Cultural Affairs of Roma Capitale) created a multipurpose place in the centre of the city, inaugurated in February, 2004 after it was restored, for the purpose of providing an important centre for cultural and institutional activities. The events which took place were often original or else selected on the basis of their potential in enhancing the characteristics of a location in the historical centre of the city.

The Dipartmento Politiche Culturali and the Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali of Roma Capitale (Department of Cultural Affairs and the Superintendent of Cultural Capital of Rome) together with the Zètema Progetto Cultura (Zètema Culture Project) are in charge of managing the location and the activities taking place there.

The elliptical structure of the building suggests a fascinating, intimate scenario, where projects have been carried out portraying various artistic genres: exhibitions, performances, meetings, readings, installations, concerts, recitals and projections.
Chiesa di Santa Rita, Piazza Campitelli, Via Montanara, rome
From 1999 till the middle of 2003, the monumental complex of the ex Santa Rita Church was involved in maintenance works. These concerned the external elements, the hall on the ground floor and the spaces above. The external elements were cleaned thoroughly so that the colour of the travertine stone returned to its original colour. The damaged sections of the stuccoes were removed or reduced and replaced.

The Church of Santa Rita da Cascia to be found near the stairs of the Aracoeli where there was the medieval church of S. Biagio de Mercato or "de Mercantello", is a church in the baroque style built on an octagonal design, located in front of the Teatro di Marcello.

It was built in 1653 on a project of the architect Carlo Fontana who based his plan from a diagonal rather than a front view. Under the auspices of Pope Alessandro VII Chigi (1655 -16667) the building was used as the seat of a confraternity called the "S. Spina della Corona di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo" following which the name of Santa Rita da Cascia was added.

By the time of the Church of Santa Rita da Cascia construction, ordered by cardinal Scipione Borghese in substitution of destroyed by him church and convent in front of St Silvester on Quirinal Hill, to give place for his palace (at present Palazzo Rospigliosi), the church and the adjoining convent was named "S.Maria delle Vergini". It is on a Latin-cross plan and is noted for a 18th century painting decoration of the dome. After it was named in honour of St Rita, every year on her holiday the church distributes roses. This reconsecrated church has an interesting oval interior, used for exhibitions.

Address:
Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita
Via Montanara, 8, Piazza Campitelli
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)

You may find it via Scala dell'Arce Capitolina, 14
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)

Also you may reach via Piazza del Campidoglio
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita is Shown By "Map E Zone" As "57 & 126"
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, Closed: Saturday and Sunday, Easter and Easter Monday, April 25, May 1
Tel.: 0039 06 67103780 - 0039 06 67104226 - 0039 06 67105568 - 0039 060608
Website: http://www.culturaroma.it/38?spazio_cultura=21

You can reach Via Montanara/ Piazza Campitelli By the following Bus Station:
(Know before you go: Rome Bus stops, Bus Lines, Signs, Color, etc.)
Bus: via del Teatro Marcello n.44, 63, 81, 95, 160, 170, 175, 204, 628, 715, 716

Closest Underground Metro stations near Via Montanara/ Piazza Campitelli: (Get an idea of : Rome Underground METRO Lines System and Trains)
METRO B CIRCO MASSIMO, Del Circo Massimo (via), 1, 500 mt. away
METRO B COLOSSEO, Del Colosseo (piazza), 1, 522 mt. away
METRO B CAVOUR, Visconti Venosta (largo), 228, 542 mt. away
METRO A BARBERINI, Barberini (piazza), 10, 581 mt. away
METRO A REPUBBLICA, Della Repubblica (piazza), 55, 583 mt. away

Closest Railway stations near Via Montanara/ Piazza Campitelli:
ROMALIDO PORTA SAN PAOLO, piazzale ostiense, 1, 692 mt. away
STAZIONE TRASTEVERE, Flavio Biondo (piazza), 1, 747 mt. away
STAZIONE TERMINI, Dei Cinquecento (piazza), 1, 823 mt. away
STAZIONE OSTIENSE, Dei Partigiani (piazzale), 36, 846 mt. away
FR3 QUATTRO VENTI, Viale dei Quattro Venti, 922 mt. away
ROMAPANTANO TERMINI LAZIALI, Giovanni Giolitti (via), 64, 1.1 km. away
STAZIONE SAN PIETRO, Della Stazione Di San Pietro (piazza), 1, 1.1 km. away

Closest Tourist Information Points near Via Montanara/ Piazza Campitelli:
Trastevere, Piazza Sonnino, 284 mt. away
Fontana di Trevi, Via Minghetti, 330 mt. away
Visitor Center Fori Imperiali, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 398 mt. away
Navona, Piazza delle Cinque Lune, 500 mt. away
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, 549 mt. away
Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Pia, 717 mt. away
Santa Maria Maggiore, Via dell'Olmata, 779 mt. away

Getting To Sala Santa Rita & Church/ Chiesa di Santa Rita (Via Montanara/ Piazza Campitelli) From Cassa Di Risparmio Di Roma/Fondazione Roma Museo/ The Museo del Corso (Via del Corso/Via M. Minghetti):
Departure from roma via marco minghetti , 1
walk 150 meters
go to stop Via del Corso/Via M. Minghetti
take Line No 160 (RUFINO) to 2 stops o 630 (P.ZA MONTE SAVELLO (H)) o 95 (PARTIGIANI (FS))630 ogni 30 min. 160 ogni 15 min. 95 ogni 15 min.
get off at stop TEATRO MARCELLO/ARA COELI
walk 150 meters
to roma via montanara , 1
distance covered (metres) 1300 meters.

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