Originally, this was a Benedictine monastery which served as a hospice to welcome pilgrims who arrived by river. Even San ... More
San Francesco a Ripa
Originally, this was a Benedictine monastery which served as a hospice to welcome pilgrims who arrived by river. Even San Francesco stayed here and this is why the monastery was later passed on to the Franciscans. The church was rebuilt at the end of the 17th Century but the rooms where San Francesco stayed were preserved. Inside, the present chapels keep great works of art, like the Paluzzi-Albertoni chapel which boasts one of Bernini's greatest masterpieces, the statue Estasi di Beata Ludovica Albertoni, or Baciccia's painting Madonna col Bambino e Sant'Anna in the background. The vestry leads to the San Francesco chapel where a cabinet of relics dated late 17th Century contains a portrait of the saint, his stone cushion and his crucifix.
The statue of St Francis of Assisi stands to the right of the basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano on
a large base made from peperino stone. It is seven meters tall and was made by the sculptor Tonnini ...
This church was once part of a large monastery complex spread out between Via Santa Chiara, Via Benedetto Croce, Giovanni
Maggiore Pignatelli and Pallonetto di Santa Chiara. It is no longer a place of worship but functions as the ...
A legend exists that tells of the apparition of Archangel Michael on the Mole Adrianea (today the Castel Sant'Angelo )
when Rome was hit by the plague. It is said that the angel had a sword in his hand ...