Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monticelli, Rome

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Santa Maria in Monticelli is a church in the rione of Regola in Rome, sited on the street of the same name.


A church was founded at the site in the 12th century and reconsecrated by Innocent II in 1143. It was known as Sancta Maria in Monticellis Arenulae de Urbe, in a bull by Urban IV in 1264. Little remains of the medieval church, except for the bell-tower. The church was entirely reconstructed in 1716 by Matteo Sassi, on a commission by Clement XI, and in 1860 by Francesco Azzurri.

The church is the home to the Curia Generalizia dei Padri Dottrinari.


The church contains a baroque fresco of the Flagellation attributed to Antonio Carracci; a 13th-century painted wooden crucifix attributed to Pietro Cavallini; a Madonna and child with saints by Sebastiano Conca; and a Head of the Redeemer in mosaic fragments of the 12th century. Near the sanctuary of the church is the contemporary shrine of Blessed César de Bus, the French founder of the "Priests of Christian Doctrine" and the patron saint of catechists.
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  • This church is located just behind the Ministry of Justice building, near the Garibaldi Bridge on the River Tiber. The façade has a simple white look and the thick pillars next to the gate are impressive. A lot of religious paintings were displayed inside, and the walls and ceilings were bright. There is also a brick bell tower right next to the façade.
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  • Only the imposing bell tower, reduced in height, from the original one, survived the ancient Romanesque church, but the complex of St. Mary in Monticelli keeps intact the...
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  • For a late afternoon visit better. At the closing when the lights go out. Near darkness stirs a magic atmosphere.
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  • Little-known and highly decorated Church as almost all in Rome. Brightly colored in green and blue paintings decorate walls and ceilings. Pretty side chapels the most significant the altar and painting that crowns it with the tree of Jesse finished in an icon of the face of Christ. It is worth approaching to see it when you are in the area.
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