Chiesa di Sant'Andrea del Vignola, Rome

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  • Sant'Andrea del Vignola, near the Milvian Bridge (and the chapel of Saint Andrew at the Milvian Bridge) is a small church built by Pope Julius III to the 1553 as votive offerings to be escaped the sack of Rome of the lansquenets of Charles v. overlooked by Romans
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  • This small church escapes the attention of almost everyone who steps, yet definitely deserves a break. This Renaissance Temple created from designs by Vignola, with its grey stone, carved with sober and elegant taste, late-Renaissance style of the period, covered by an elegant oval, half-CAP has a rectangular Hall with oval shell of the dome that covers the entire nave. Besides the elegant stucco decorations, you can admire the Mannerist frescoes of Scicolante and Tibaldi, on the right wall Maria with child between St. Joseph and the Holy evangelist, on the sides of the altar niches fresco of the Apostles Peter and Paul and, on the back wall behind the altar (of modern construction in bronze), another fresco with Saint Andrew the Apostle (with the cross of her martyrdom) whom is dedicated the Chapel as a votive offering for the liberation from the Mercenaries of Cardinal Giulio of oak (Then Pope Julius II) incurred on the occasion of the rectory of the Holy. The chapel was at the time in the large estate of Villa Giulia owned by Cardinal and now houses the Museo Nazionale Etrusco. On Sundays during the mass of 9.00 (before or after) you can visit.
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  • Exiting from the Aurelian Walls "," the Flaminian way runs straight ahead toward the north direction "Ponte Milvio", as a natural continuation "extra moenia" of the ancient "via Lata", today's via del Corso. Nowadays, in spite of the changes which have occurred over the centuries, we can rebuild with a little imagination the lines of the landscape in which it ran without capturing its lost beauty on one side, towards the East, rose the hilly slopes -not very high indeed ...-we can now locate in the reliefs of "Monti Parioli" and the "Memorial Park". On the other, to the West, spanned the wide alluvial plain that the Tiber closes today-from "Ponte Margherita" in "Ponte Milvio"-with an almost perfect semicircle whose diameter is constructed from geometric via Flaminia. In ancient times, the via consularis "ran between crops flanked-as usual at that time-from graves and funerary cippi. An idea of Roman farms existing in the area we can come today-in the modern "Auditorium" of Renzo Piano-the remains of a villa unearthed during the construction of the complex known as the "Villa of Acheloo", because of an antefix depicting the River God, resurfaced during the works. Just to the East of the road-in an area called "Vigna Vecchia" and identifiable with the today's "viale delle Belle Arti" – Pope Julius III Ciocchi del Monte had built, in the mid-16th century, the "Villa Giulia": a beautiful suburban residence, richly decorated with frescoes, stucco, marble and statues, which worked-among others-the likes of Ammannati, "Vignola and Vasari. This large complex articulated that it fitted into the rural landscape with spectacular water theatre and Bowers of vines was also part of the small "Sant'Andrea" Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola-the architect of the "Palazzo Farnese Caprarola", for speak ...-erected which "ex voto" of the pontiff himself. Pope Julius III indeed-Cardinal at the time of the "sack of Rome (1527)-had been given as a hostage to" Mercenaries "of Charles V and was successful fortunately escaped certain death, surviving just on November 30, the day the church celebrates the Apostle Andrew . Unfortunately the subsequent urbanization has disheartened totally this small rural church-that was a long airy with the geometry of its pure lines-ingabbiandola in the intersection of a tramway that runs along a little over a meter away and without even a look distracted by motorists Queuing in traffic. Neither is of any comfort to the contiguity with an unnamed palazzone vaguely era "Kelvin" who breaks, with the bulk of its size, the small strip of green that survives between the via Flaminia and viale Tiziano. It is difficult to even access inside the monument because it is perpetually closed unless you happen at peak times celebration of the Holy Mass by priests of the neighbouring parish of Saint Eugenios. Anyway-paying due attention to the movement of trams and vehicles of all kinds ...-you can observe (and admire) from the outside the building that-despite its apparent simplicity and in its minute size-presents from the perspective architectural complex geometric pattern and innovative at the time. From building the oval Dome, box half-cap from the triangle of the eardrum to rectangles for the Interior and apse, from squaring the main facade to "empty" of Windows adorned with shells, it offers a subtle game of references that echo the ancient "Roman" admirably. Since you will be unable to divert the tramway, there is only to be hoped that at least a restoration of the building will sooner or later return to our eyes the primitive rendering and the color contrast between the clay coating (left in sight on three sides) and the façade in peperino and enhance, at the same time, the dome made of "cocciopesto", the ancient building technique that the Romans used to erect buildings, roads, aqueducts and cisterns. As a curiosity finally-to expand our cultural horizon and offer new ways to visit-it should be noted that the facade of "Sant'Andrea" presents pleasing similarities with that (almost contemporary) of the Neapolitan Church of "Santa Maria della Stella at Ducks ": also a small place of worship (now Deconsecrated) located a short distance from the famous" San Gregorio Armeno ".
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  • Like it tired travelling will rested and cooled feel interior has good work better for praying atmosphere all most done
  • This charming little church was built by Jacopo Vignola for Pope Julius III in 1553 as a belated act of thanksgiving by the latter for escaping with his life at the Sack of Rome in 1527. Unfortunately, the edifice has never had a proper function and has struggled for some time to attract the friends it needs. There was a restoration in 2015, but apparently access arrangements have gone wrong again. Apparently the local parish don't want to bother with it -shame.
  • In the church of St. Andrew Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola combines architectural elements of two cultures the Roman and the Greek, the Roman dome with the triangular Greek eardrum. The plant is rectangular with rectangular absides, the dome is oval. The facade is peppered the rest in brick-to-face. The Vignola great treatise, to remember the treaty on the five architectural orders, a fundamental text to be read even today.
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  • Here we celebrate the holy mass in the Alexandrian Coptic rite.
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  • Really beautiful
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