Santa Maria in Monticelli Church Rome

The Santa Maria in Monticelli Church is located in the Regola neighborhood of Rome. Its main attraction is a 14th century wooden crucifix by Pietro Cavallini.

Santa Maria in Monticelli Church Rome

Adress, hours, admission

The address of the Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monticelli is Via di Santa Maria in Monticelli, 28 (tel. +39 06 68802292). Tram: 8. Bus: 63, 780, 810, H, N8. Opening hours: From 07:00 to 08:00 and from 17:30 to 20:00. Entrance fee: Free of charge.

History and Description

Already round 6th or 7th century a church stood on the spot where the Santa Maria in Monticelli is located. The name Monticelli is due to the fact that it was built on a small slope.

The present church was commissioned by Pope Pasquale II in the early 12th century. In 1715 it was completely reconstructed by Pope Clement XI and a restoration took place in 1860 (by Francesco Azzurri).

The 18th-century facade is by Matteo Sassi and consists of two levels. The lower level is preceded by a gate leading to the atrium, while the upper part is characterized by a large arched window with a balcony.

The church has three naves, with three chapels on each side.

What to see

Of the artists who contributed paintings to the church, Antonio Caracci (“Self-flagellation”) is the best known one.

In one of the chapels there is a 14th century wooden crucifix, probably made by Pietro Cavallini.

The mosaic located in the medieval apse showing the face of the Savior dates from the 12th century.

Santa Maria in Monticelli Church, Rome

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