getting there: next to Santa Maria di Loreto and behind the Trajan Column
open: 10:00-12:30 & 17:00-19:30, closed Monday
Just off the Via dei Foro Imperiali, near the church of Santa Maria di Loreto and Trajan's Column, is the Baroque church of Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (the Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum).
The church interior is elliptical and beautifully decorated. It shines with gilded stucco work, frescoes and polychrome marbles.
At the main altar is an old icon of the Virgin and Child, surrounded by stucco angels and golden rays.
On the right of the church, in the first chapel, is the altarpiece by Antonio Nesti dating to 1740.
In the second chapel is Agostino Masucci's altarpiece, painted in 1751 showing the Education of the Virgin.
The third chapel was decorated by Stefano Pozzi in 1700 and holds his altarpiece the Death of Saint Joseph.
In the first chapel on the left is the altarpiece by Lorenzo Masucci.