Rome Sights

San Francesco a Ripa

  • Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 88 Map It
  • Trastevere
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

In a quiet part of Trastevere, south of Viale di Trastevere, this church's dedication refers to the fact that St. Francis of Assisi stayed nearby during a visit to Rome. The medieval church was rebuilt in the 17th century and houses one of Bernini's last works, a statue of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni. This is perhaps Bernini's most hallucinatory sculpture, a dramatically lighted figure ecstatic at the prospect of entering heaven as she expires on her deathbed. The cell in which Saint Francis is said to have stayed (Il Santuario di San Francesco) is often visitable. Fans of Giorgio de Chirico can ask to visit his tomb in a chapel that contains three paintings by the 20th-century metaphysical painter.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi 88, Rome, Latium, 00153, Italy

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Phone:

06-5819020

Published 06/07/2016

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