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I stumbled across this little church while I was having dinner nearby. IT was closed when I went but could still see through the glass doors. It seemed so serene and humble and cosy. It rather quiet..... more »
SANTUARIO CAPPELLA DELLA MADONNA DELL' ARCHETTO is a lovely little church that we chanced upon as we were searching for the wonderful restaurant and bar L'Antica Birreria Peroni . The church is... more »
I think it's one of the smallest chapels in Rome. She's wonderful. I once saw that a wedding was being held there. I don't know how they did it, since it's so small that it contains very few people. Very nice. To visit. Also because it is very close to the Trevi fountain.
A narrow alleyway that connected St. Marcello's way with the way of the Archetto contained an image of the Virgin painted around 1690 by Domenico Muratori, a pupil of Carracci, on behalf of the Marquis Savorelli Papazzurri. In 1696 the Virgin moved her eyes and this event led the owner to place her under the headband of the alley to expose her to public veneration. There he remained until 1751, the year of the first construction of the newsstand and the installation of two gates, each on the outlet of the alley, to protect the ex-voto, even precious, that by now had become numerous. In 1796 the prodigy happened again, attended by numerous eyewitnesses, during which the Virgin (pictured 1) moved her eyes and wept as a result of the invasion French in the Pontifical State, along with other Sacred Images scattered throughout the city such as the Madonna of the Bow of the Pantani, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Providence, Our Lady of the Rosary or the one placed in the church of St. Nicholas of Prefects. In the middle of the nineteenth century the complete transformation of the place took place: the alley was closed and reduced a cappella at the behest of the Papazzurri Savorelli who commissioned the architect Virginio Vespignani to build the small temple, a true jewel of art neo-Renaissance. The solemn inauguration took place on May 31, 1851, as recalled by the headofon affixed above the entrance, with great competition from cardinals and authorities. The shrine, declared a national monument of art, is topped with a dome richly decorated with wooden carvings, of limited size but of grandiose appearance. The small aisle is embellished with plaster statues by the sculptor Luigi Simonetti depicting angels in the form of caryatids.
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