Rome Sights

Santa Maria in Vallicella/Chiesa Nuova

  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Map It
  • Piazza Navona
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

This church, sometimes known as Chiesa Nuova (New Church), was built toward the end of the 16th century at the urging of Philip Neri and, like Il Gesù, is a product of the fervor of the Counter-Reformation. It has a sturdy Baroque interior, all white and gold, with ceiling frescoes by Pietro da Cortona depicting a miracle reputed to have occurred during the church's construction: the Virgin and strong-armed angels hold up the broken roof to prevent it from crashing down upon the congregation below. The Church is most famous for its three magnificent altarpieces by Rubens.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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Phone:

06-6875289

Sight Details:

  • Daily 7:30–noon and 4:30–7

Published 04/25/2016

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