Basilica di Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio, Rome

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Sant'Agostino is a Roman Catholic church in the piazza of the same name near Piazza Navona, in the rione Sant'Eustachio, of Rome, Italy. It is one of the first Roman churches built during the Renaissance.HistoryThe construction the church was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Cardinal Camerlengo (1477-1483). The façade was built in 1483 by Giacomo di Pietrasanta, using travertine taken from the Colosseum. The design of the church is attributed to the late 15th century architect Baccio Pintelli, with later 18th century restorations of the interior by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is a plain work of the early Renaissance style.The Titulus S. Augustini has been held by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard since 2006. Furthermore, it is the station church of the first Saturday in Lent.
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  • Upon entering the basilica of St. Augustine, you are struck by the light that enhances works by great artists: the Madonna of the Pilgrims of Caravaggio, the prophet Isaiah of Raphael and the sculpture depicting the Virgin with the Child, known as Madonna of childbirth, of Jacopo Sansovino. The basilica and monastery of the Augustinian monks were the heart of the intellectual activity of the Renaissance period. Raphael and Michelangelo came here to pray. The courtesans also came here to confess, and donated sums of money in exchange for a burial inside the basilica. It is said that Fiammetta Michaelis, lover of Cesare Borgia, had his tomb here. But the mounds were never found. Not everyone knows that the facade of this church was made using travertine taken from the Colosseum.
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  • This church has a magnificent Caravaggio, the Madonna of the Pilgrims. Spend the Eur 1 to light the painting and enjoy. It is also within walking distance from San Luigi dei Francesi which is always m...  more »
  • Beautiful church with an incredible Caravaggio inside. Worth the ride in the narrow streets and the wait for the church opening.  more »
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  • Superb church in an urban context that is unfortunately a bit run down. The highlights are surely the Caravaggio painting in the first chapel on the left, called Pilgrims’ Madonna or Madonna of Loreto, which scandalized Caravaggio’s contemporaries because of the crude realism of the pilgrims’ dirty feet. And the fresco of the prophet Isaiah by Raffaello on one of the pillars.
  • This church was built during the Renaissance and dedicated to St. Augustine. Don't be deceived by the unflattering and rather plain exterior of this church. In fact, it houses several priceless artworks. You can find the Madonna di Loreto painting by Caravaggio, the Madonna del Parto sculpture (reputed to work miracles in childbirth) by Jacopo Sansovino. Most importantly, the tomb of St. Augustine's mother, St. Monica, can also be found here. There are several petition slips for people to offer their intentions (most often by mothers praying for their children as St. Monica is the patron saint of mothers).
  • One of Amy favorite churches in Rome
  • Worth a visit just for the magnificent Caravaggio, and Rapheal fresco
  • The Madonna dei Pellegrini by Caravaggio is worth visiting St. Agostino. The story behind this painting is worth reading Caravaggio's extraordinary life.
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