Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina, Rome

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  • It is building in from the Fori Imperiali street lined with attractions cupola and apse, with a strong presence. On the opposite side of the mamertine prison, the splendid Baroque façade. Facades are finished in 1664, as a place of prayer is already was in the 7th century.
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  • Unfortunately it is only open on Saturday, the Church of Santi Luca e Martina from the unique Baroque façade is slightly convex dating in 1664 (the cover photo is wrong) is close to the Roman Forum
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  • I stumbled by chance on this church, situated between the Roman Forum, descending from the Capitol toward via dei Fori Imperiali. I was very impressed the façade is slightly convex and artwork of Piero da Cortona in 1600. The Church actually existed since the sixth century a.d., was later rebuilt between 1600 and 1700, making it a fine example of Roman Baroque. Open only on Saturdays If this review did you like, you can read my other for Rome (and others) and I'm glad a click on: is it useful? Thanks:)
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  • Santi Luca e Martina, built in the name of Saint Martina patron saint of Rome. She so openly testified to her Christian faith that she could not escape the persecutions under Alexander Severus. Arrested and commanded to return to idolatry, she refused, whereupon she was subjected to various tortures and was finally beheaded. These tortures according to her vita include being scourged and scaled, was condemned to be devoured by wild beasts in the amphitheater but was miraculously untouched by them. She was then thrown onto a burning pyre, from which she also escaped unhurt, and was finally beheaded. This is the same Alexander Severus who built the Arch right next to it. The irony of history is that this church faces that arch, towering over it and shadowing it - the church is still in use while the arch is in ruins.
  • Santi Luca is historical place to visit
  • Gives a beautiful look to the surroundings around it. Loved it for its simplicity inside
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  • Absolutely stunning church
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