6 days ago
Right at the heart of the historic center, and quite accessible. About 800 meters from Ponte Umberto II, walk via Via del Corso Emmanuelle. You will see beautiful sites along the way. There is holy Mass in the morning and 12noon. Beautiful Church
3 months ago
Found this place by accident on the way to the Pantheon and what an amazing place it is. The paintings on the ceiling are amazing and it takes a good long look before you realize it`s not a dome in the ceiling but a painting. Well worth going inside.
a month ago
High baroque, with great and clearly masterful use of perspective to make the ceiling appear taller than it really is, and appear as if it has a Central high done. Errors were made made by the old masters, look carefully at the angles the Faux pillsts were painted on the aisles ceiling, faux dome, and side apses. Takes a little time to notice the finer points and painted perspective errors
4 months ago
A beautiful church dedicated to St. Ignatius. Breathtaking artwork on the ceiling, and check out the cupola... that's not a cupola! It also houses what remains of a large frescoe of the Incarnation -- Our Lady of the Annunciation, which the Marian Congregations (now the Christian Life Community) adopted as devotion.
I have to say that I was quite underwhelmed by the Sistine Chapel. I felt that the art on the walls was quite crude, and I had seen a far more impressive ceiling in the church of Saint Ignazio di Loyola, and experienced a more spiritual atmosphere in the Pantheon.
My visit to the Sistine was not improved by the appalling security people in the chapel itself, constantly shouting “Silence” and “No Photographs,” and generally making far more noise than the visitors.
The “No Photos” rule is dreadful. Many of the visitors to this place are adherents to the Catholic faith, and for the Church to deprive many of its people of the right to record what for many is a once in a lifetime experience by selling the copyright on all images to a Japanese TV Company is despicable. Talk about selling their birthright for a mess of pottage!