open: 7:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:00
information: don't wander in the church while mass is being held (mass times are displayed at the entry)
Santa Maria del Popolo is one of my favourite churches to visit in Rome.
The altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin is by Annibale Carracci and was painted around the same time. Carracci also painted the chapel's vault frescoes. (The chapel is quite dark and can be lit with a €2 coin to see the paintings)
The chapel holds two of Bernini's statues, Habakkuk and the Angel and Daniel and the Lion. The altarpiece of the Nativity of the Virgin is by Sebastiano del Piombo.
|Caravaggio - right wall|
|Caravaggio - left wall|