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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 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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  • Church designed and built by Jacopo da Pietrasanta (1483), Rico has collection of great works of art, such as: "Madonna dei Pellegrini" (Caravaggio, 1606); "Saint Augustine, Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Jerome" (Guercino, 1623); fresco "Prophet Isaiah" (Rafael, 1512); Statue of "Madonna col Bambino" (Andrea Sansovino, 1512) and the "miraculous" statue "Madonna del Parto" (Jacopo Sansovino, 1516).
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  • This painting by Caravaggio from bows to pilgrims from the Porta del Popolo to Sant'Angelo bridge crossing location and the beating heart really is. Painting means is Maria's hair stands out compared to the parent and child of the pilgrimage, but also before the everyone Maria appeared helping hand pick me up, I felt the deep faith of Caravaggio. Drew third after Fran charge Church and del Popolo Church Caravaggio had painted for the Church in this picture, so I want visit three churches. They may have put postcards, there € 5 Caravaggio's calendar to find a, I was impressed with the Japanese couple who taught "somewhere in the Church it was Bernini's", and has been ever more exciting. Calendar is simple, in Japan can't quite a bit heavier but nice! the
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  • Not far from the piazza Navona, less crowd, and that's good a Caravaggio has not to miss. For the pleasure of the eyes
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  • Dime a dozen Roman Church (Mainly Renaissance, I believe). This means it would be hardly worth the 15 minutes trouble in Rome, but in any American city it would be worth planning half a day around. This church though is elevated up even from there by a middle of the pack Caravaggio (again the relativity thing: worth building a fifty million dollar museum around the painting in other cities, and yet in Rome merely worth popping in for if you find you're walking by it, but don't sweat it). Nevertheless, for all my off-the-cuff casualness, it's kind of a gorgeous painting (check out those dirty feet, the shoulders...) and it's a three minutes walk from either Piazza Navona or, more to the point, The Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) which holds three more Caravaggio masterpieces. And, if you can set aside that perhaps just recently you've been in nine churches, 4 prettier, 3 about the same, and 2 not quite so nice, and instead trick your mind into this being the only church you have ever seen, the beauties of San'Agostino are capable of burning ice out of your heart.
  • Mine is a review of the church, not the nearby cafe. St Eustace is a nice little church of the late baroque period. There is a nice collection of late paintings along the side altars as well. I'm not sure I would make a trip here just for this church, but it's worth a visit if you're passing by.
  • Small and beautiful Basilica between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, behind Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate. Noteworthy is the crib that according to tradition is one of the cribs that are annually during the Christmas season.
  • This place has terrible customer service. The employees made a huge mistake and did not want to fix it. THEY ARE NOT A TOURIST FRIENDLY BUSINESS. The coffee was dreadful. Avoid this place. There are much better options than this place in Rome.
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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