SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO

Audio File length: 2.45
Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

The gate is part of Santa Maria del Popolo, one of the richest and most fascinating churches in the city, which got its name from the fact that it was built thanks to a public collection of money in the Middle Ages. After being passed on to the Order of the Augustinians of the Lombard Congregation, it was rebuilt in the second half of the 15th century, and even if it was restructured by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the Baroque period, it still preserves its sober and gentle Renaissance forms. The sloping façade and the pointed belfry remind you of Lombard architecture, in homage to the friars' origins.

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