Daily Rome Shot 135

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. roma247 says:

    Ah! This is one of my absolute favorite spots in all of Rome! This is the little church of Santa Maria della Pace, just steps from Piazza Navona. It is a tiny church but very cleverly designed to fill its tiny piazza like a stage set (literally! The entire square was redesigned so that the whole ensemble of church facade and surrounding buildings work together harmoniously), so that when you look down the street that leads to it, its curved portico reaches out toward you dramatically and draws you in. To find it, as you stand in Piazza Navona looking toward the church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, there is a street to your right. Walk up that street and you’ll see it at the end the second street on your right.

    The other Baroque church in Rome that comes to mind for having had its entire piazza radically redesigned to fit with the church in such a dramatic way is Sant’Ignazio. There, the buildings have a very interesting layout with little curved alcoves in the corners that pick up on the curves of the church’s facade. Worth checking out next time you are in Rome!

  2. hfspur says:

    There are also some wonderful restaurants on the street that leads up to the church. It is a fun area to be in at night.

  3. hilltop says:

    To the left of the church in this view, through a low portal is one of the very best of all cortiles ever designed and built,

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