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Typology: Small Basilica


Address: Via del Corso, 437
Zone: Rione Pigna (Torre Argentina) (Roma centro)


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It is considered one of the most important churches of the Roman baroque and belongs to the Arciconfraternita della Nazione Lombarda in Rome. The construction, which was inspired by the Duomo of Milan, was decided during San Carlo Borromeo’s (1610) canonization year. In1612 it was started under the lead of Martino Longhi the young and completed by Pietro da Cortona (1668-69), who carried out dome and apse. The façade, carried out between 1682 and 1684 by G. B. Menicucci and fra’ Mario da Canepina, is tripartite only by a single order of Corinthian pilasters. In the middle a portal sided by two secondary entries opens up; on top of it one finds three windows with balconies. The interior, remarkably wide, has three naves with barrel vaults and three chapels per side. In the central nave is the fresco by Giacinto Brandi portraying the “Caduta degli angeli ribelli” (1677-79). In a niche behind the altar behind the ambulatory surrounding the presbitory, unique example in Rome, is the precious relic of San Carlo’s heart, conceded to the church by Federico Borromeo in 1614.
Last checked: 2022-09-05 15:36