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AmorfatiTrips wrote a review Oct 2018
Stockholm, Sweden52 contributions2 helpful votes
A church you may not think of near the Pantheon, but that has a grandiose fresco. Here it is much calmer than in the Sistine Chapel, so you can take your time to enjoy the beautiful interior.
Date of experience: October 2018
David C wrote a review Jun 2017
Tiverton, United Kingdom2,321 contributions355 helpful votes
Great to see South East Sicilian baroque is such a pure form with little embellishment. Together with the adjacent monastery it forms a wonderful backdrop to Piazza Italia.
Date of experience: May 2017
bahrawia wrote a review Apr 2016
Frankfurt, Germany665 contributions95 helpful votes
It is a nice piece of architecture. Built with love to details. The inside is also nice to see. I found it very relaxing. Colorful.
Date of experience: April 2016
Noraatc wrote a review Feb 2016
Sudbury, Massachusetts23,564 contributions1,115 helpful votes
Unfortunately, the church was closed when we visited and we were not able to see the interior, but we did admire the beautiful 18th century facade of Chiesa Sant'Ignazio (the Mother Church), richly adorned with statues and sculptures - it is a true gem of spectacular Piazza Italia.…
Date of experience: October 2015
Hurleys256 wrote a review Aug 2015
London, United Kingdom654 contributions107 helpful votes
Chiesa Madre (Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio) is located at the top end of the Piazza Italia. It became the ‘Mother’ church in in 1874 replacing Chiesa di Sant Matteo. It features a huge baroque front façade with an inset clock. It was previously attached to an adjacent convent which was demolished in 1961 to build a new school. When it became the Mother church, a new door had to be created as the earlier entrances for the Nuns were set high off the ground as the Nuns once they had entered never left the convent!! Inside is a most unusual icon, la Madonna dei Milici, a statue made of papier-mache featuring the Madonna mounted on a white horse wearing a breast plate and holding a sword aloft trampling on two black Moorish Saracens.…
Date of experience: August 2015