Rome Sights

Sant'Agostino

  • Piazza Sant'Agostino Map It
  • Piazza Navona
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Caravaggio's celebrated Madonna of the Pilgrims—which scandalized all of Rome for depicting a kneeling pilgrim all too realistically for the era's tastes, with dirt on the soles of his feet, and the Madonna standing in a less-than-majestic pose in a dilapidated doorway—is in the first chapel on the left. At the third column down the nave, admire Raphael's blue-robed Isaiah, said to be inspired by Michelangelo's prophets on the Sistine ceiling (Raphael, with the help of Bramante, had taken the odd peek at the master's original against strict orders of secrecy). Directly below is Sansovino's Leonardo-influenced sculpture, St. Anne and the Madonna with Child. As you leave, in a niche just inside the door, is the sculpted Madonna and Child, known to the Romans as the "Madonna del Parto" (of Childbirth) and piled high with ex-votos. The artist is Jacopo Tatti, also sometimes confusingly known as Sansovino after his master.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza Sant'Agostino, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

Map It

Phone:

06-68801962

Sight Details:

  • Daily 7:30–noon and 4–7:30

Published 04/25/2016

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