San Luigi dei Francesi - Rome

San Luigi dei Francesi is the church of French nationals in Rome. It dates from the 16th century and both its fa├žade and marble decorations were the work of Giacomo della Porta. It is home to the tombs of artists, cardinals and military personnel who lived or died in Rome and there is also a monument dedicated to Claude Lorrain. However the church is known above all for its paintings by Domenichino portraying the Histories of Saint Cecilia and those by Caravaggio about the life of Saint Matthew. These are highly representative of the mystical yet down to earth style of this painter who was famous for his Chiaroscuro technique.


Daily from 7 am - 12:30 pm and again from 3:30 pm - 7 pm. Closed Thursday afternoons.

Address : Via Santa Giovanna d'Arco, 5 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Barberini, Station: Spagna: Ligne A

Phone : +39 06688271

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