The Via di Santa Dorotea is a street in the Trastevere district in Rome. Its most important tourist attraction is the Chiesa dei Santi Dorotea e Silvestro. It is also the street where the painter Raphael‘s favourite model used to live.
Via Santa Dorotea Rome
History and description
For the painter Raphael the main attraction was another one, however, since Via di Santa Dorotea, 20 was the house where La Fornarina lived. La Fornarina was the nickname of a baker’s daughter, who was her lover’s Raffaello‘s model for several paintings, the most famous one of which, obviously called La Fornarina, can be seen in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in the Palazzo Barberini.
It needs to be noted that there are two more streets in Rome that claim that Raphael‘s Fornarina used to live there, i.e. the Via del Cedro and the Via del Governo Vecchio.