Chiesa di Sant'Eligio degli Orefici, Rome

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Sant'Eligio degli Orefici is a church in Rome, Italy. It is located in the rione Regola, near via Giulia, on a corner of the via of the same name that ends below the Lungotevere dei Tebaldi, a few blocks northwest of the Palazzo Farnese.
Initially designed by Raphael for the Guild of Goldsmiths when they split off from the Guild of Ironworkers in 1509 and dedicated to their patron saint Eligius, it was completed by Baldassarre Peruzzi and Bastiano da Sangallo. Besides his work on St Peter's Basilica, this is the only church in Rome that, although partially, can definitely be attributed to Raphael. Its cupola is attributed to Baldassare Peruzzi and the interior is also by Raphael, in a Bramante-like style, though the present façade is early 17th century and by Flaminio Ponzio.
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  • The neighborhood around Via Giulia is full of monuments and art memories. At the bottom of st. Eligio's street is this Renaissance gem; The project was entrusted to Raphael Sanzio but Peruzzi and Aristotile da Sangallo contributed to the work.
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  • Know that I liked the Interior of the Church, around, looking here and there for a while, this church to. Cannot get inside happy is when I found, but in short hours. Sorry!
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  • Unrecognized by the Church, I find that unfortunately has never posted in sightseeing tours, indeed remains unknown even to the Romans, while being in a neighborhood in the center of tourist flows, very rich in monuments, especially churches. The main reason of interest is, that you have registered the passage of the main Renaissance artists such as Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo that have characterized the fine architecture. Open in the morning, just the closing Saturday and Sunday. Goldsmiths and silversmiths Guild headquarters, including Eligio was actively contributed to the decoration of the Church representative, their crafts guilds, with donations of furnishings, vestments and furnishings, as well as generous bequests of money. Particularly sought after and popular were the workers chosen by the goldsmiths, who chose none other than Raphael as the author of the project, but the work helped architects such as Baldassare Peruzzi and Aristotile da Sangallo; the fresco dating from the 18th century period lying on 16th-century lodge exterior elevation, known for its corner location, the "home of the canton", depicting s. Eligio vescovo.
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  • This is a very important 16th century confraternity church, because it was designed and engineered by Raphael. Unfortunately he should have stuck to painting, because the mechanics of construction were beyond him and the church has had to be restored repeatedly since it was new. It's owned by the Guild of Goldsmiths. Finding it open is an event. However, you can visit by appointment. Ignore the times on the brass plaque on the door (such brass plaques on Roman church doors, ostensibly giving opening times, are usually mendacious). The Confraternity website advises that you should phone 10:00-13:00, Monday to Friday, in order to arrange a visit between the same times. The number to call is 06.6868260. Alternatively, you could sign up for one of those expensive guided tours from a firm that specialises in places like this.
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  • Like several churches in Rome, this was built by a guild of Arts and crafts, organizations that were very active in Rome in the SIXTEENTH century (see the NOTE). After the settlement, in the small palace that still exists today and is located to the right of the church, the University of the Goldsmiths and silversmiths thought to build a church to devote to his patron saint (S. Eligio), for the opera did not pay any expense In fact, they made her design by the great Raphael, then the realization was carried out by others, and lasted several decades. Later, in the SEVENTEENTH century, it was rebuilt due to a collapse, always respecting the design of Raphael. Today the façade presents itself on two orders, on the first the original portal of the XVI century, on whose pediment there is a Latin inscription indicating that the church was built by the congregation in honour of St. Eligio. The interior has a Greek cross, there are several frescoes of the SIXTEENTH century. Of interest also the fresco of the EIGHTEENTH century present on the face of the aforementioned Palazzetto, which represents the image of St. Eligio Bishop (unfortunately it is not in good state of preservation). Note: In Rome many churches, since the Middle Ages, were restored and maintained by the Guild of Arts and crafts that were called Universitas, they represented the individual activities and were also economic potentates. Some churches had more confraternities that managed it and in these cases it was a race to those who were more beautiful and sumptuous their own chapel, enriching it also of the symbols of its organization (a nice example of this is the Church of Santa Maria Dell'Orto, where it There were as many as 13 organizations. Their management of the interests and needs of their adherents, took place precisely in these sacred places, where there were appropriate venues to gather and several times even the speakers in them were often organized the patron saint's Day Protector and various religious functions. An important activity was also that of the material aid for the adherents and for any widows thereof. After the unification of Italy, the central state abolished the confraternities, confiscating also the relative goods. However, in different churches the ancient traditions are carried on by people who want to keep this beautiful tradition alive. To date there are still many of these churches, mainly located near the Roman Forum and then at the Capitol, which was the place where decisions were made for the administration of the city and where the most important corporations had also their own Offices.
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  • A place from another time... and memory of a dear friend.
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  • An amazing place
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