getting there: next-door to the Doria Pamphilj Gallery on Via del Corso
open: evenings 17:00-22:00
information: the crypt underneath the church can be visited by appointment
Santa Maria in Via Lata is a Baroque church on the Via del Corso built on the site of a previous church first built over a 1st century Roman house where Saints Peter, Paul and the Evangelists John and Luke supposedly stayed during their time in Rome.
In the 17th century the Baroque facade was added by Pietro da Cortona and the interior of the church renovated.
The high altar is attributed to Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Altarpieces in the church are by Baroque artists Giovanni Odazzi,Giovanni Domenico Piastrini, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Giuseppe Ghezzi and Giacinto Brandi.