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Typology: Non Parish Church


Address: Via del Corso, 306
Zone: Rione Trevi (Quirinale-Tritone-Barberini) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: +39 06 83396276

Opening times

Monday-Sunday: 5.00 pm - 10.30 pm;
Visitors are not  allowed  during  Mass (religious services)
For services schedule please refer to:
Opening times are subject to change. Please call the Church or visit: www.cryptavialata.it/


Tuesday - Sunday: 15 - 18 hrs (Summer 16-19)
Saturday and: 10-13
Monday closed
The admission fee is € 2,00 per person.


It was probably founded under Sergius I around the end of C. VII, but certain evidences of it date back to 806. In 1491 it was demolished, and subjected to numerous interventions during the 16th century. In 1639 the church was widened thanks to a donation by Olimpia Aldobrandini (who ceded a portion of the near building, then Doria Pamphili) and renewed on the occasion of the holy year 1650. The church is tied to the Pamphili family. The baroque facade (1658-62), a work by Pietro da Cortona, presents two orders with an oval portico and four columns on the lower part, while the upper part includes a loggia between two niches. The bell tower, dating back to the late 16th century, is a work by Martino Longhi the Old. The atrium is characterized by two squashed apses that lead to the underground level.  The barrel vault’s stuccos were carried out after a drawing by Pietro da Cortona. The interior has three naves, with twelve red columns made of Sicilian jasper, is rich of marble and gilded stuccos. In the nave to the right, by the second altar, is the canvas St Joseph between Sts Nicholas and Biagio by Giuseppe Grezzi. The high altar is attributed to Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1636). In the nave to the left, on the other hand, by the second altar, is St. Paul baptizes St. Sabina and her children, by Pier Leone Grezzi. The church also houses the tombs of Giuseppe Napoleone Bonaparte and Zenaide Bonaparte. In the undergrounds of the church, you can see the ruins of a wide Romanesque building dating back to C. I.
Last checked: 2018-11-13 11:46