If you want to see Vignola's beautiful church, the masterpiece amongst his buildings on an elliptic plan, then you need ... More
Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri
If you want to see Vignola's beautiful church, the masterpiece amongst his buildings on an elliptic plan, then you need to enter the Vatican City through the gate of Saint Anna, to the right of which you will find the entrance to the Church of Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri. The church was built for the confraternity of Palafrenieri during the second half of the 16th century, but was only finished after the death of the architect's son, Giacinto Barozzi. The interior is of modest dimensions, with two side chapels, and is much simpler than the baroque facade by Alessandro Specchi, which was added many years later.
I got married in this church Sept 18 2004 & travelled from Scotland with a large party. The church was everything and more compared to Scotlands practising Churches myself & my party were gob smacked. Plenty history to look into aswell.
The splendid fortress of Castel SantAngelo was originally built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian in 139 CE. It was
transformed into a castle during the 10th century and then transformed into the elegant residence of Pope Alexander VI ...
You can forget good manners here and queue so as to look through the keyhole of the entrance that leads
into the complex of the Order of the Knights of Malta. The curiosity is the unusual view of the ...
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