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 Church of San Francesco di Paola was built as an offering from Ferdinando di Borbone after his return from
exile in Palermo during the French occupation. The project was drawn up by the architect Pietro Bianchi in 1816. ...
The construction of this palace was financed by the gambling wins of Cardinal Raffaele Riario. The wonderful residence in early
Renaissance style is said to have been designed by Bramante. Interior decorations during the 16th Century were carried out ...
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 ...
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