where: Piazza Santa Maria della Pace, 5
open: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 9:00-12:00
information: strictly NO photography inside the church
In 1656 Pope Alexander VII commissioned Pietro da Cortona to remodel the square and to restore the facade of the 15th century church.
Inside in the Chigi Chapel is the Four Sibyls fresco (1514) by Raphael, commissioned by Agostino Chigi and the Deposition by Cosimo Fancelli.
In the tribune are paintings by Carlo Maratta, Orazio Gentileschi and Francesco Albani.
The Ponzetti Chapel has frescoes by Baldassarre Peruzzi.
Carlo Maderno designed the high-altar and Bramante's first work in Rome was to design and build the Cloister.
The church also retains the original 15th century door.