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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, Rome

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Religious Site Church
Built to commemorate the founder of the Jesuit order, the 17th-century Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola features an interior with gilded ornaments, marble reliefs, and remarkable frescoes. Admire the church's Baroque facade before heading inside to study the fresco glorifying St. Ignatius. Covering the ceiling of the nave, it creates an optical illusion of a dome. You can wander the plaza where the church is located to see examples of Rococo architecture. Put Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola into our Rome vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rome.
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  • We stumbled upon this church by accident and so glad we didn't just keep walking! It was beautiful inside with such interesting paintings on the ceiling. It had the fake dome so make sure to read the ...  more »
  • If you are in the Pantheon area do not miss a visit to this beautiful church, especially to find out the details. I accompanied friends to this route, as now I am suggesting to you. Crossing the threshold looking up you will be delighted by the huge and spectacular fresco by a. Wells (glory of St. Ignatius by order 600). When you pause over the disc into marble at Center church you will see in perspective the fresco. (seems high). You go in front of the mirror that will make you look better tasting everything resting on the neck. Continuing towards the altar there is a second point in marble which indicates the second rarities: raising his eyes, following the columns you see the enormous Dome, the Interior and the light spot. We move both left and right and the dome folds? ... There is gimmick, this is a painting of the well ... That's not all ... you can visit everything else ... pause to enjoy these and other wonders inside! Well ... at the earliest opportunity. 8 June 2017 wasn't the first and won't be the last.
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  • Fake dome is good! An inexperienced person cannot believe until a trivial task directly under the dome. The child was delighted with such "creative"!
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  • Great place! Inside it seems that Chiesa has a big three-dimensional dome, but it hasn't got it. That's all due to the great artist's skill. Wonderfull painting. Recommended to visit
  • This is one of the churches that brought me more peace of soul! It's a blessing, visit, participate, you'll enjoy every second!
  • Amazing optical illusion with the dome. First stand on the small gold circle in the middle of the nave. Look at the dome. Now walk to underneath the dome.
  • great old church great optical illusion on the bronze ceiling panel. when in Roma don't miss this true unique wonder. i was able to show this to a friend for a few minutes by asking the local cop for 5 minutes time to illegally park next to the church per favorie milla grazie. my eyes only gushed a little blood and my skin burst into flames one time until i was back into the rental car
  • Unbelievable experience and breathtaking church. The most impressive is the marmol masterpiece of the Ludovico Ludovisi funeral monument with all the cloth details and frienges carved from marmol!!

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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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