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Church of Santa Maria della Cima

Construction's age
13th century

Location G. Marconi

from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00a.m. and from 15:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.

the church is at the end of Via Italo Belardi

Accessibility for Handicapped
not accessible

Tourist signs
there is an explanatory board on site with the church's plan

Guided visits
call the municipal Cultural office for reservation. Phone number 06 9579010

the public library has guides and booklets on the town's monuments. Phone number 06 9362411
The Church of Santa Maria della Cima
The church was probably built by the Cistercian Monks and widened in 1300. It was the core of the ancient town enclosed by the walls.

The church was restored during the 17thcentury by the architect G. A. de Rossi, whose work is coeval to that of Bernini's and Borromini's maturity. The building was restored several times and during the last works were discovered some ruins, that can be dated back to the Roman age. The interior is decorated by numerous paintings among which it is worth mentioning the painting on the high altar representing the Virgin, Jesus and the Apostles Pietro and Paolo, painted by F. Cozza and C. Maratta, i.e. the sign of Genzano's transformation from village to town on historical and artistic level.

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