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The restored beauty of the church of Sant’Eusebio all’Esquilino

Sant’Eusebio all’Esquilino
von 28 September 2021 bis 31 Dezember 2021

Following a long restoration carried out by the Special Superintendency of Rome, the complex of the church of Sant’Eusebio has returned to shine in all its beauty. Enclosed by the surrounding buildings on the corner of Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and Via Napoleone III, it is one of the jewels of the Rione Esquilino and one of the oldest churches in Rome. The church is first mentioned in the 5th century although its present design mostly dates back to the 18th century.

The works carried out by the Special Superintendency began four years ago with the restoration of the fresco by Anton Raphael Mengs on the vault of the central nave, a neoclassical masterpiece depicting the Glory of Saint Eusebius among a multitude of angelic figures. Starting from the end of 2019, the roof of the church was also involved by an important structural revision, which ended with the restoration of the 17th-century rear facade on via Principe Amedeo.

The last phase of the restoration involved the entrance portico, the staircase and the facade that opens onto Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, built in 1711 by the architect Carlo Stefano Fontana, nephew of the famous Carlo Fontana, under the pontificate of Clement XI. A delicate, careful and respectful intervention which also represented an important opportunity to better understand the characteristics of the church and to reconstruct its phases and transformations.


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