Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Statua dell'Abate Luigi

Statua dell'Abate Luigi, Rome

3.3
#2,540 of 2,906 in Things to do in Rome
Statua dell'Abate Luigi is located in Rome. A visit to Statua dell'Abate Luigi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rome trip planner to plot your vacation.
Create an itinerary including Statua dell'Abate Luigi
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Statua dell'Abate Luigi Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
5 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This stone statue of Luigi, a cleric, stands right next to the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, close to Piazza Navona. It is only seen through the fence, but the neck is cut off in the brutally.
    See original
  • Even the statue of Abbot Louis spoke, with brazenness and irreverence, like the others in Rome, denouncing the malpractice anonymously. I'm not far from Piazza Navona, along the wall...
    See original
Google
  • The Abbate Luiggi, as it is called by the Romans is the sixth talking statue of Rome, located in Piazza Vidoni, on the side wall of the Basilica of St. Andrew of the Valley. It is a late-Roman sculpture, probably depicting a high magistrate. In the absence of a precise identification, the nickname was assigned to him by the popular imagination that, he found the character particularly similar to the priest of the nearby church of the Shroud, known precisely by that name. Like the other five, it was the "voice" of several pasquinates, which hit the public figures in power heavily and always anonymously. The statue over the centuries has had heavy acts of vandalism such as the removal of the head, which has been repeatedly replaced. It was on the occasion of a "decapitation" in 1966 that the statue spoke last time, with a pasquinata addressed to the unknown vandal (but not only to him): "Or you who arubbasti the head see of the immantinent a-door sintinent, vòi véde? how it fused gnente me manneno ar Government. And that bothers me."
    See original
  • Roman statue with rifled robe (senator?), one of the 6 Roman speaking statues.
    See original

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rome

See all ›
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h
4.4
Duration:1 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Rome

See all ›
4.6
Duration:1 h
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Museums in Rome

See all ›
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rome

4.8
Duration:30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h
4.7
Duration:2 h

Shopping in Rome

See all ›
2.4
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Rome

3.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:3 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min