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This list and associated links shows the main Rome churches visited in 2005 and 2006.  They are shown roughly in geographical groupings - though sometimes it's quite big scale geography, and the Dom was never very good at geography in the first place.  The groupings will be amended and improved as time goes by - let us know if there are any glaring geographic problems.  Photo links will be added below as the Paradox finally gets stuck into his frighteningly large Rome photographic inventory!   Meantime here are links to a couple of overview pages from 2005 of  photos of Roman churches and their art.  There are also quite a few photos from October 2006 in domparadox.

 

 

 

VATICAN

 

QUIRINALE

 

CAMPO MARZIO

 

PIAZZA DEL POPOLO & CORSO

 

 

 

OUTSIDE THE WALLS (FUORI LE MURA)  -  SOUTH WEST

 

 

 

TRASTEVERE & THE JANICULUM

 

ESQUILINE HILL

 

LATERAN

 

CELEAN HILL

 

AVENTINE HILL

 

 

OUTSIDE THE WALLS (FUORI LE MURA)  -  NORTH EAST

 

 

Link to the original churches of Rome page from our 2005 Spring visits.

 

 

* A large number of the Churches of Rome are on sites occupied by churches and temples for a long time.  The churches asterisked below contain some significant early and early medieval Christian features (especially mosaics) which are still visible.

 

† The seven churches it is necessary to visit for a full indulgence in a Jubilee Year.  †† Also a Patriarchal Basilica.

 

  ☼  ☼  the Dom's favourites.

 

Visited - link to Paradoxplace photo page     Visited - photos in the pipeline     (  ) not yet visited

 

 

VATICAN

 

San Pietro in Vaticano †† (with ☼☼☼ Michelangelo's Pieta)

 

TRASTEVERE & THE JANICULUM

 

☼☼☼Santa Maria in Trastevere *

San Crisogono in Trastevere

San Francesco a Ripa (with ☼☼ an ecstatic

Beata Lodovica Albertoni by Bernini)

☼☼Santa Cecilia *

(San Pietro in Montorio (including Bramante's Tempietto))

 

 

QUIRINALE

 

Santa Maria della Vittoria (with ☼☼ an ecstatic Bernini Santa Teresa)

Santa Susanna * (Cistercian Nunnery)

☼☼San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini masterwork)

San Andrea al Quirinale (Bernini masterwork)

San Vitale

 

 

ESQUILINE HILL

 

☼☼☼ Santa Maria Maggiore †† *

☼☼☼Triumphal Arch Mosaics (c430)

☼☼Nave Mosaics (c430)

☼☼☼Santa Prassede *

Santa Pudenziana * (the oldest church mosaic)

Santa Bibiana (Bernini's first church job)

SS Silvestro e Martino al Monte

San Pietro in Vincoli

 

 

CAMPO MARZIO

 

Gesu

Sant’Andrea della Valle (setting for Act I of Tosca)

☼☼Pantheon - Santa Maria ad Martyres

☼☼☼Santa Maria sopra Minerva

(Dominican, Gothic & a wealth of stuff)

Sant'Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio

Sant'Eustachio

Sant'Agnese in Agone

☼☼Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza (Borromini's University Church)

Sant'Agostino (with ☼☼ a Caravaggio)

Santa Maria Maddalena

San Luigi di Francesi (with ☼☼☼ 3 Caravaggios)

(Santa Maria della Pace)

Chiesa Nuova

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini

 

 

LATERAN

 

San Giovanni in Laterano †† * (tomb of Innocent III)

(San Giovanni in Fonte - Baptistery *)

(Santa Croce in Gerusalemme †)

 

 

CELEAN HILL

 

San Clemente *

☼☼Santi Quattro Coronati *

☼☼Santa Maria in Domnica *

Santo Stefano Rotondo

Santi Giovanni e Paolo

 

 

PIAZZA DEL POPOLO & CORSO

 

☼☼Santa Maria del Popolo

(with ☼☼ 2 Caravaggios and other good stuff))

Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Santa Maria in Montesanto

San Silvestro in Capite

San Lorenzo in Lucina

Santi Apostoli (Franciscan)

(San Marco)

 

 

AVENTINE HILL

 

Santa Maria in Cosmedin *

Santa Sabina *

Cavalieri di Malta (keyhole view of Saint Peters)

Sant'Alessio

Sant'Anselmo

 

 

OUTSIDE THE WALLS (FUORI LE MURA) - SOUTH WEST

 

San Paolo fuori le Mura †† *

☼☼☼San Paolo Cloisters

(San Saba *)

(San Giovanni a Porta Latina *)

(San Sebastiano †)

 

 

OUTSIDE THE WALLS (FUORI LE MURA) - NORTH EAST

 

☼☼Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura * (church and early Christian catacombs)

☼☼Santa Costanza * (mausoleum of Constantine's daughters Constantia and Helen)

☼☼☼San Lorenzo fuori le Mura † *

 

 

Visited - link to Paradoxplace photo page     Visited - photos in the pipeline     (  ) not yet visited

 

  ☼  ☼  the Dom's favourites.

 

* A large number of the Churches of Rome are on sites occupied by churches and temples for a long time.  The churches asterisked above contain some significant early and early medieval Christian features (especially mosaics) which are still visible.

 

† The seven churches it is necessary to visit for a full indulgence in a Jubilee Year.  †† Also a Patriarchal Basilica.

 

Art in Roman Churches

 

 

THE TOSCA TRAIL

 

"Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!" "Tosca, you made me forget God" laments Scarpia at the end of Act I of Paradox's favourite Opera, set in the huge domed basilica of Sant'Andrea della Valle.

 

In 1992 there was a magnificent production of Tosca, which was broadcast live from Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act I), the Palazzo Farnese (Act II) and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act III) over a period of 24 hours.  We have it on VHS tape (remember them?) and it is absolutely worth making a special effort to find. 

 

Also shown below is the remastered 1953 Callas / di Stefano / Gobbi / de Sabata recording at La Scala, Milan, which is special not just because it captured Callas at the top of her career singing the part that was "hers", but because there is a rarely found acoustic magic in the recording - we have the earlier mono version and feel no need to go for digital remastering!

 

 

THE ANGELS AND DEMONS TRAIL

 

work in progress

 

The Pantheon

 

Santa Maria del Popolo

 

Santa Maria della Vittoria

 

Piazza Navona

 

Sant'Agnese in Agone

 

San Pietro in Vaticano

 

 

       

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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