Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome

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#196 of 523 in Historic Sites in Rome
Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo is a titular church in Trastevere, Rome. It is the official church of the papal order of knighthood Order of the Holy Sepulchre. A side chapel is dedicated specifically to the Order and a former grand master, Nicola Canali is entombed there.The church contains memorials of Torquato Tasso, the author of Gerusalemme Liberata, the epic poem that retells the deeds of the crusaders who fought to regain possession of the Holy Sepulchre itself. After wandering all over Italy, the poet requested and obtained shelter at the monastery of Sant’Onofrio and spent the last years of his life there.It was built in 1439 on the site of an ancient hermitage, as part of a cloistered monastery of the Hieronymites that existed here from the 15th-16th century. Behind the Renaissance portico are three lunettes by Domenichino, painted in 1605, commemorating the hermits who lived here and depicting scenes from the life of St Jerome. The church also contains The Madonna of Loreto by Agostino Carracci (his only work in a church in Rome) and frescoes of Scenes from the Life of Mary, attributed to Baldassare Peruzzi.
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  • There are few places left with such an authentic atmosphere. High up on the Gianicolo Hill, this abbey commands a spectacular view of the whole of Rome. If after a long day in the streets...  more »
  • Sant 'Onofrio and the attached cloisters have been a favorite of our family for generations. The cloisters are open even during the afternoon (church is only open from 9am to 1pm). There is no one.....  more »
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  • A lovely calm and meditative space away from the bustle of Rome. Both the garden and the cloister are very lovely. Tasso was cared for by the monks here, and is buried inside the church.
  • Open everyday except on Saturdays, from 9.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00

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