Piazza della Quercia, 27 Rione Regola
short walk to Vicolo dei Venti from the Palazzo Farnese and Palazzo Spada
extensive restoration work on the inside and outside of the church was underway in 2018
The little Baroque church of Santa Maria della Quercia was built in 1727 on orders of Pope Benedict XIII. It was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and named for the oak tree that grows in the piazza in reference to Our Lady of the Oak Tree.
The church already belonged (and still does) to the Confraternity of the Butchers and is also referred to as Santa Maria de' Macellari.
When I visited in 2018 the exterior was surrounded in scaffolding and work on the interior was underway.
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