Santa Maria del Popolo
Erected in the 12C by pope Pasquale II on the sepulcher of Nero’s family, has been enriched of masterworks like the Cybo chapel , Sansovino’s funerary altars, Caravaggio’s canvases, Pinturicchio’s paintings, Maratta and Dal Piombo frescoes.
This basilica offers a unique example of historical continuity through its four different levels, from the mint of Nero’s time through the sanctuary of god Mitra until the church of the 12C featuring Masaccio’s frescoes, the 12C stories of Sisinnio and splendid mosaics.
*included in the tour Subterranean Rome
Typical building of the Counter- Reformation and mother-church of the Jesuits in Rome, was built by Vignola in 1568. Has inside the ceiling frescoed by Baciccio and the chapel of St Ignatius by Andrea Pozzo which altar contains the relics of the Saint.
San Luigi de’ Francesi
Built in the 16C is entitled to Saint Louis IX king of France. Inside houses three splendid canvases of Caravaggio: The Life of Saint Matthew from which the masterworks “The calling of S. Matthew” and a masterwork of Domenichino: the fresco with the Histories of Saint Cecilia.
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
Built by pope Pasquale I in the 9C on the house of the saint, contains inside the statue of St Cecilia by Maderno, the 13C cyborium by Arnolfo di Cambio and the frescoes of the Last Judgment by Cavallini an absolute masterwork of the end of the 13C.
Santa Maria above Minerva
Church of the Dominicans was built above the ruins of the temple of Minerva, futures the Carafa chapel with the beautiful frescoes of the 15C by Filippino Lippi, the tombs of the two popes of the Medici family: Leo X and Clemens VII and the statue of the Redeemer by Michelangelo.
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Built by pope Callixtus I in the 3C on the site of an asylum for retired soldiers, was re-erected under Pope Innocent II in the 12C. Inside are columns and capitals from the Caracalla’s Baths, in the apse Mosaics of Cavallini from the 13C and a painting from Domenichino.