Church of Saint Susanna at the baths of Diocletian - Rome

The Santa Susanna Church dates from the early 17th century and is highly representative of the Mannerist architecture of the day. Nowadays it is home to the American Catholic Church. Its Baroque façade built by Carlo Maderna in 1603, was directly inspired by the Il Gesù Church although more slender in appearance which gives a greater sense of height. The richly decorated interior is in typical Mannerist style and is the work of Baldassare Croce, Cesare Nebbia and Paris Nogari. Scenes from the life of Saint Susanna are portrayed in imitation tapestries hanging on the walls. Mannerism in fact specialised in the use of frescos to imitate other techniques as in this instance, to produce a tapestry effect.


Daily from 9 am - 12 midday and again from 4 pm - 7 pm.

Address : Via 20 Settembre, 14 187 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Barberini-Station: spagna-Station: repubblica: train A.

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