The Via Maria Giustiniani is the oldest street in Bassano Romano in the province of Viterbo. Besides the Oratory of the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Trinity, there are multiple beautiful houses in this narrow street (sometimes no more than an alley).
Via Maria Giustiniani Bassano Romano
Church: Confernita della Sanissima Trinita.
History and description
The Via Maria Giustiniani connects the two ancient city gates, the first one of which, on the south side of the Palazzo Giustiniani-Odescalchi, gives access to the square and the second is at the end of the original medieval historic center.
What to see
The main attraction on this street is the Oratory of the Brotherhood of the Most Holy Trinity (Confraternita della Santissima Trinità), which contains a beautifully painted 17th-century banner as a wall decoration.
The palace with the beautiful peperino entrance gate on Via Maria Giustiniani 27 must have belonged to a cardinal of the Chigi family, since the coat of arms consists of mountains with a cardinal’s hat.
The painted porcelain artwork depicting Mary, that can be seen between house numbers 24 and 26 dates from the 18th century.
The picturesque side streets and alleys of Via Maria Giustiniani often lead to equally picturesque little squares.