It was built in 1645 - 50 with funds given by Olimpia Aldobrandini Pamphili, who (like St Francis) had roots in Calabria. It was designed by Gioan Pietro Morandi, given to the Minim Friars, and became the national church of the Calabrians. The late Baroque high altar was made by Giovanni Antonio de Rossi c. 1655 (who is also credited with the church's wooden tabernacle, set into a sculptured entrance of a military pavilion). No new bell tower was built for the church - instead the 12th century Torre dei Margani was used, preserving its medieval coat-of-arms on the tower has been preserved.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chiesa San Francesco di Paola ai Monti and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome itinerary planner.
However, the church as a whole was not consecrated until 10 July 1728, by Pope Benedict XIII. The lower part of the façade was refinished in plaster in the 18th century, and the whole church was then restored in 1826 by Pope Leo XII.
The present titular cardinal-deacon of the church, since 21 October 2003, is Renato Martino.
The church contains an icon of Francis said to be a copy of a portrait, along with scenes from the life and miracles of the saint which can be seen in the sacristy and examples by Giuseppe Chiari in the second chapel on the south side.
The ceiling of the sacristy was painted by Sassoferrato, with a motif of "The Blessed Virgin appearing to St Francis of Paola". On the side wall is the Crucifixion and St Francis of Paola by Francesco Cozza.
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If anyone has succeeded in getting in here could they please say, because the church has been closed 'for repairs' for years, and written requests for permission to visit have been turned down.
The Church of St. Francis of Paola is in Piazza San Francesco di Paola, it is part of the Monti Ward, Rome, it is dedicated to the Holy Founder of the Order of The Least, by St. Francis of Paola, born in 1416 and died in 1507, the church gives its name to both the street and the hanging square of San San Francis of Paola. The church is also called De' Calabresi, because it was founded with an attached convent, in the 17th century with the architectural style of Morandi and Calabrian among Pizzullo del Regina, for the friars of its Corregional. When the Cavour Road was opened, the road level was significantly lowered and therefore the mighty wall was built to contain the Fagutale hill (mons Fagutalis) and so the church is on a hanging square, suspended at the top with a magnificent effect unfortunately, the church of Santa Maria Annunziata, known as the Conception, was torn down.
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