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Santa Maria ai Monti, Rome

Santa Maria ai Monti - Rome, Italy
Santa Maria ai Monti
Via della Madonna dei Monti 41, Rome, Italy 00184Map
+39 06 0608(Tourist Information)/+39 06 48 5531
Neighborhood: Trastevere - Testaccio - Aventino - Gianicolo
Overview

Also called Madonna dei Monti, the church of Santa Maria ai Monti celebrates the Virgin Mary. It was constructed under Pope Gregory XIII. A photograph of the Virgin had astonishingly appeared in a convent nearby.  Every year, on April 24 a procession carries this image across the town. Inspired by the church of Gesú, the church has a similar form and its corners have statues of the prophets and the ceilings and walls contain murals and paintings by master artists of those times. The dome has a great structural beauty which leaves one awestruck.

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Santa Maria ai Monti General Information
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Cavour
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