Rome: Chiesa Nuova

De naam Chiesa Nuova is natuurlijk maar een bijnaam. De officiële naam van deze immense kerk uit de tijd van de Contrareformatie is altijd de Santa Maria in Vallicella geweest. De kerk is gewijd aan de Maagd Maria en subsidiair aan Paus Gregorius de Grote (590-604). Deze tweede wijding vloeit…

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Rome: Chiesa Nuova

The name Chiesa Nuova is obviously just a nickname. The official name of this immense Counter-Reformation church is and has always been the Santa Maria in Vallicella. The church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and has a subsidiary dedication to Pope Saint Gregorius the Great (590-604). This latter dedication…

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Rome: Santo Stefano Rotondo

The Santo Stefano Rotondo is located on the summit of the Caelian hill, just opposite the Santa Maria in Domnica, but somewhat hidden behind a wall and trees (see the last image of this post). The church was built in the fifth century and it is the oldest surviving church…

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