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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 was funded by Guillaume d'Estouteville, Archbishop of Rouen and Papal Chancellor. 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 by Luigi Vanvitelli. It is a plain work of the early Renaissance style.The Titulus S. Augustini is held by Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard since 2006. Furthermore, it is the station church of the first Saturday in Lent.
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  • The picture, commissioned by the notary bolognese Trestles, presents the Lady dressed in commoners holding baby Jesus and before her two pilgrims from bare feet and swollen (symbol of obedience and devotion) with ripped clothes. Wonderful canvas.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this church: the Madonna del parto and the painting by Caravaggio fill the eyes of such beauty.
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  • Unfortunately, it is not as well known as it should: inside there is an immense artistic, with works by Raphael (the Prophet Isaiah, reminiscent of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel), by Sansovino, by Bernini, of della Porta, by Lanfranco. Deserves as a visit to the Vatican museums. And not even miss him, Caravaggio della Madonna dei Pellegrini, the most perfect work of the painter damned. A beautiful caraveggesco route linking St Augustine, San Luigi dei Francesi and Santa Maria del Popolo.
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