Chiesa delle Santissime Stimmate di San Francesco, Rome

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The Ss. Stimmate di San Francesco ("Church of the Holy Stigmata of St. Francis") is a church in central Rome, Italy, in the Rione Pigna, sited where previously there was a church called Ss. Quaranta Martiri de Calcarario. It is located on via dei Cestari, near corner with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and across the street and diagonal from the Largo di Torre Argentina.A first church in the place was consecrated in 1297. In 1597 the land was given by Pope Clement VIII to the Confraternita delle Ss.Stimmate; the construction a new building was completed in 1714, on designs by Giovanni Battista Contini.Art and architectureThe facade was designed by Antonio Canevari, in a plan recalling Pietro da Cortona's style. In the center niche formed by the interrupted tympanum is a statue of the saint receiving the stigmata as he looks heavenward. The ceiling has a Glory of St. Francis by Luigi Garzi, while the first chapel to the right has a Flagellation by Marco Benefial with a cupola frescoed by Giovanni Odazzi. The main altarpiece is a Saint Francis with stigmata (1719) by Francesco Trevisani. In the first chapel the left is a Ss. Quaranta Martiri (Holy Forty martyrs) by Giacinto Brandi, author of another St. Francis with Stigmata in the Hall of Stimmate.
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  • The church is located in via dei Cestari, and the name comes from the manufacturers of baskets who had their shops here. The church was dedicated to the "Holy Forty Martyrs" at the time of...  more »
  • The Church of SS. Stigmata of St. Francis is located on the via dei Cestari, near the corner with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and across the street and diagonal from the Largo di Torre Argentina...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, good for the prayers!

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