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Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Piazza della Minerva, 42

Founded in the VII century, over the ruins of a temple presumably dedicated to Minerva Calcidica, the basilica was rebuilt in a Gothic style in th

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Cappella di s. Zenone
Via di Santa Prassede, 9/a

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes, located in the Esquilino district, was built by Pasquale I in the ninth century and restored several times, over the centuries, altering its origina

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Basilica di Santa Sabina all'Aventino
Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, 1

Saint  Sabina was founded by Peter of Illyria, a

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Basilica e Catacombe di San Pancrazio foto sito ufficiale
Piazza di San Pancrazio, 5

The basilica of San Pancrazio stands on the Janiculum hill, and is one of the minor basilicas of Rome.

Vasca Battesimale Battistero Lateranense
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 4
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Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 117

The church was built in 1620 to honor Cardinal Carlo Borromeo, purchased by the Barnabiti da Rosato Rosati (1612-1620). It is called "Ai Catinari" due to the basin-makers that once lived here.

Via della Curia, 2

The church is now a masterpiece of the Roman Baroque style but its origins date back to the 7th century, when Pope Honorius I dedicated a sacred building to St Mar

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Chiesa dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta
Via Tor de' Conti, 31/a

Located along via di Tor de' Conti, behind the Forum of Augustus and Nerva, the Church of Saints Quirico and Giulitta is dedicated to the two martyrs of Tarsus: the little

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Foto Account Facebook Parrocchia di Santa Maria Maggiore in San Vito
Via Carlo Alberto, 47

Today the seat of the “parish of Santa Maria Maggiore in San Vito”, this small church stands by the arch of Ga

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Chiesa del Gesù
Piazza del Gesù

In 1551 Nanni di Baccio Biggio, a Florentine architect, was commissioned by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, to design a church for the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order.

Piazza della Madonna di Loreto

The origin and the name of the church are linked to Pope Innocent IX who, in the wake of the enthusiasm for the victory against the Ottoman Empire in Vienna in 168

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Chiesa della Natività di Gesù
Piazza di Pasquino, 2

In Piazza Pasquino, next to Piazza Navona, is the little Natività di Gesù Church, originally built in 1692 and altered several times thereafter.

SS. Trinità dei Monti
Piazza della Trinità dei Monti

The church Santissima Trinità dei Monti, often called merely the Trinità dei Monti, is situated above the famous Spanish Steps and is one of the five French-speaki

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Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso
Largo Terzo millennio, 8

Three unfolded sails are ready to ship the faithful into the third millennium, evoking both the early Christian image of the soul and a vessel pointing towards the lighthouse of Christ.

Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Via del Quirinale, 23

 Among the baroque churches, the Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is often unjustely forgotten because many of them are famous for their size and for their scenic location.

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Via di San Giovanni Decollato, 22

A beautiful 16th-century church at the foot of the Capitol, with a very special history linked to the Confraternita della Misericordia (Confraternity of Mercy), a

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San Giovanni in Oleo
Porta Latina

Located in Via di Porta Latina, the small octagonal oratory was built at the beginning of the 16th century, perhaps on an older circular shrine.

Foto Nobile Collegio Chimico Farmaceutico
Via In Miranda, 10

Dedicated to St Lawrence, the 3rd century deacon and martyr of Rome, the church dominates the Roman Forum and was created in the Middle Ages inside the cell of the temple that the

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San Pietro in Montorio
Piazza di San Pietro in Montorio, 2

Founded in the 9th century on the site where St.

Largo San Rocco

Dedicated to the Saint of Montpellier, pilgrim and thaumaturgist, the church was built on the initiative of the Confraternity of the Osti and Barcaroli (innkeepers and boatmen) fou

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Via XXIV Maggio, 10

Located on Via XXIV Maggio, the main connection between the Quirinale Palace and via Nazionale, the church has ancient origins: its history seems to have begun as early as the 9th century

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Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona

The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone has already existed since the VII century a.C.

Chiesa di Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Via del Quirinale, 30

Commissioned by Cardinal Camillo Pamphilj, with the approval of Pope Alexander VII Chigi, the church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale was designed by Gian Loren

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Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Via di Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, 1

The church is located in the rione Colonna, just to the south of the Spanish Steps.

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Via di Porta Angelica, angolo Borgo Pio

Located just beyond Porta Sant’Anna, one of the entrances to the Vatican City, the church is the only place of prayer within the Vatican walls open to the public.

Sant'Eligio degli Orefici
Via di Sant'Eligio, 8/A

In 1509, the University of Goldsmiths and Silversmiths received from Pope Julius II the opportunity to build their headquarters in via Giulia, at

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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
Piazza Sant'Ignazio

The church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola was built on a design by the Jesuit mathematician Orazio Grassi, based on the plans of Carlo Maderno and others, and at the ex

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Chiesa di Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
Corso del Rinascimento, 40

The church of S.Ivo alla Sapienza stands inside the small courtyard of the Palazzo della Sapienza, the ancient University of Rome from the 15th century until 1935 when it became th

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Piazza di Sant'Onofrio, 2

The church at the top of the Salita di Sant’Onofrio, a rather steep driveway to the monastery constructed in 1446 to allow people to reach it, was built starting from 1439 on the h

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