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Santissimo Nome di Maria, Rome

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This church was built over the site of a small church belonging to the order of the Compagnia di San Bernardo. The new church passed into the hands of the Compagnia del Santissimo Nome di Maria, which is how it got its name. It is easy to find because of its location next to the Church of Santa Maria di Loreto. The church was built upon the occasion of the Christians' victory against the Turks, which took place on the September 12, 1683, and this is also the day that the festival of Santissimo Nome di Maria takes place. The church is built in an 18th-century Baroque style on an elliptic plan, and is made up of seven chapels. The interior is richly decorated with stucco-work, marble, and medallions showing scenes from the life of Mary. The main altar holds a very famous image on wood of the Virgin with Child.