Cappella del Monte di Pietà - Rome


The Chapel of Monte di Pietà is located inside the palace of the same name which was established in 1539 by Pope Paul III Farnese, to allow Romans to take out loans against their possessions and to combat the rampant usury of the day. The palace façade was enlarged by Carlo Moderna in the 17th century and the coat of arms of Pope Clement VIII Aldobrandini were then added. Even today, this building still houses the offices and salesrooms of items that have not been recovered. The interior chapel is still one of the gems of Baroque Roman art. It is decorated with gilded stuccowork, marble panels and low reliefs. There are also a number of famous statues including a bust of Saint Charles Borromeo, a Pietà by Domenico Guidi and some works by the French sculptors, Jean Baptiste Théudon and Pierre Legros.


Address : Piazza del Monte di Pietà 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Colosseo: Ligne B

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