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Church of Santa Maria in Galloro

Construction's age
17th century

via Appia nuova, 19

from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 15:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m

along the via Appia after a great curve in the road there is the " Madonna di Galloro" Sanctuary, of which it is possible to visit the church

Accessibility for Handicapped
under construction

Tourist signs
with tourist information

Guided visits
for information and reservation call the phone number 06 9330704

fFor guides and booklets go to Palazzo Chigi, P.zza di Corte, 14
The Church of Santa Maria in Galloro
The Sanctuary is consecrated to the Virgin's holy icon, which once was located on a crag along the Via Appia near Galloro.

In 1616 there were the first miracles and therefore it was decided to built a chapel made of wood to preserve this icon. Later on thanks to the contribution of the Ariccia's master Paolo Savelli, it was built a church. Approximately in 1630, Urban VII Barberini (1623-1644) commissioned Bernini to build an high altar and in 1661, when the Chigi's Family was owner of Ariccia, the architect renewed the façade, the floor, the dome and the two chapels consecrated to San Tommaso di Villanova and San Francesco di Sales, with paintings by G. Gimignani and G. Borgognone.

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