getting there: 64 bus from Termini to Piazza Venezia, then a five minute walk from Piazza Campidoglio
open: daily 6:30-12:15 & 15:30-18:00
In the 14th century an imprisoned nobleman left money in his will for the commissioning of a fresco of the Virgin Mary to be placed on the wall near the site of execution.
The founding of the church began later after an innocent man who prayed to the painting was hanged but miraculously survived.
A small chapel was built around the icon of the Virgin Mary, then in the 16th century a church was built on the site and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In the second chapel on the right is the Madonna and Child with Saints by Livio Agresti from the 16th century.
The sacristy holds two large damaged pieces of frescoes, one showing Christ Rising from the Tomb that date to the 15th century.
The 'original' icon that the church is named for is in the Chapel of Our Lady of Graces.
At the High Altar are two frescoes by Cristoforo Roncalli.
|Chapel of the Affidati
|Chapel of the Pescatori