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The Church of San Tommaso da Villanova

Construction's age
17th century

Location della Repubblica,12

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

entrance on the square. Pedestrian precinct

Accessibility for Handicapped
a ccessible

Tourist signs
with Tourist Information

Guided visits
for guided visits phone to 06 9361915

Materiale esplicativo
guides and booklets can be bought in the several shops on the square
Church of San Tommaso and Piazza della Libertà
The arrangement of the square in front of the pontifical palace, recently restored, and the construction of the church were ordered by pope Urban VIII (1623-1644), who commissioned Bernini to design also the fountain at the centre of the square.

The church was built by demolishing the previous church of San Michele. Its façade is decorated with pilaster strips, representing a sort of introduction to the high dome. In the interior, a Greek Cross shaped plan, there are paintings by Pietro da Cortona, Raggi and Carlo Maratta.

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