Sant'Andrea della Valle - Rome

The Church of San Andrea della Valle was founded by the Theatines, a male religious order set up in the 16th century to provide better training for the clergy. The present building bears the hallmark of Carlo Maderno and was built in the first half of the 17th century. It was built in the Latin Cross plan with side chapels and the choir is crowned with a dome. Giovanni Lanfranco and Domenichino were responsible for much of the interior decoration and in particular for the fresco in the dome entitled The Glory of Paradise. The Baroque façade was added in the second half of the 17th century and is attributed to Carlo Rainaldi. The whole structure is very typical of the Counter Reformation as are the Church of Il Gesù and Chiesa Nuova, and is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Maderno.


Address : Piazza Vidoni, 6 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Colosseo, Station: Cavour: Ligne B

Bus : Bus: 64, 46, 62, 70, 81, 87, 116, 492, 628

Phone : +39 066861339

Fax : +39 066877987

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