S.Maria del Popolo, Rome

S.Maria del Popolo, Rome


S. Maria del Popolo Rome

This is one of the first examples of the Renaissance style in Rome. The building, commissioned by Sitxtus IV, was finished in 1477. The interior abounds in Renaissance features. The latin cross plan is used in preference to a basilical one. Above the altar is the fresco by the painter Pinturicchio (1454-1513) and in the Cerasi chapel there are two Caravaggio’s paintings. Despite its simple exterior, the church contains art treasures worthy of a museum

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