where: Largo Chigi
getting there: from Via del Corso onto Largo Chigi
open: weekdays 7:15-22:00
Santa Maria in Via is on the busy Largo Chigi, not far from the Trevi Fountain.
A church has been on this site since the 9th century but in the the 16th century the church was completely rebuilt to what can be seen today.
The church is quite and peaceful and one that the local's of Rome frequent, especially for the chapel of La Madonna del Pozzo – the Madonna of the Well – where miraculous healing waters can be bottled and taken away.
The Aldobrandini Chapel is the first chapel on the right, here are the paintings of the Annunciation
(1596), the Adoration of the Magi and the Nativity
by Giuseppe Cesari
In the chapel of Saint Philip Benizi are the altarpiece and ceiling frescoes by Antonio Circignani (il Pomerancio). The left and right walls were decorated by Tommaso Luini (il Caravaggino).
The beautiful nave ceiling fresco by Domenico Piastrini dates from the 18th century.
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