Chiesa di Sant'Eligio degli Orefici, Rome

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Sant'Eligio degli Orefici is a church in Rome, Italy. It is located in the rione Regola, near via Giulia, on a corner of the via of the same name that ends below the Lungotevere dei Tebaldi, a few blocks northwest of the Palazzo Farnese.


Initially designed by Raphael for the Guild of Goldsmiths when they split off from the Guild of Ironworkers in 1509 and dedicated to their patron saint Eligius, it was completed by Baldassarre Peruzzi and Bastiano da Sangallo. Besides his work on St Peter's Basilica, this is the only church in Rome that, although partially, can definitely be attributed to Raphael. Its cupola is attributed to Baldassare Peruzzi and the interior is also by Raphael, in a Bramante-like style, though the present façade is early 17th century and by Flaminio Ponzio.


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  • The neighborhood around Via Giulia is full of monuments and art memories. At the bottom of st. Eligio's street is this Renaissance gem; The project was entrusted to Raphael Sanzio but to the...
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  • Knowing that the inside of the church is wonderful, Urouro arrived at this church, looking here and there. I was happy when I found it, but it seemed that the opening time was short, so I couldn't go inside. Sorry!
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  • This is a very important 16th century confraternity church, because it was designed and engineered by Raphael. Unfortunately he should have stuck to painting, because the mechanics of construction were beyond him and the church has had to be restored repeatedly since it was new. It's owned by the Guild of Goldsmiths. Finding it open is an event. However, you can visit by appointment. Ignore the times on the brass plaque on the door (such brass plaques on Roman church doors, ostensibly giving opening times, are usually mendacious). The Confraternity website advises that you should phone 10:00-13:00, Monday to Friday, in order to arrange a visit between the same times. The number to call is 06.6868260. Alternatively, you could sign up for one of those expensive guided tours from a firm that specialises in places like this.
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