Chiesa di Sant'Ivo dei Bretoni, Rome

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The Church of Saint Ivo of the Bretons is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Ivo of Kermartin, patron of Brittany. It is one of the national churches in Rome dedicated to Brittany.
Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) gave the church of St. Andrea de Mortarariis to the Breton community in Rome. It became a center for assistance to Breton pilgrims. The church was pulled down and rebuilt in 1878 by Luca Carimini in Neo-Renaissance style.
The hypothesis that the elements of the ancient church walls have been retained in the new construction, which consists of buildings and the new church, is founded. The maintenance of the old apse, would coincide with the current chapel of the Blessed Virgin (Santa Vergine). Some considerations in support of this hypothesis relate to the form of the new church. The persistence of the masonry structure of the apse, with its proportions, would have affected the plan and the elevation development. The 90 ° rotation of the axis of the church (necessary for obtaining a building of smaller dimensions in the same lot), would have required the construction of a symmetric chapel, equally great.
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  • A small church nestled between the houses dedicated to the Patron Saint of Bretons, it was built above a previous medieval church dedicated to St. Andrew de Mortarariis (brotherhood of the marbles), Pope Nicholas XV donated it to the Bretons in the fifteenth century. He had attached a hospice for French pilgrims. The current facade is a remake of 1888 by Luca Carimini. found closed
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  • Walking up the Via di Ripetta we saw this small church with the Brittany flag on it, it was Chiesa di Sant'Ivo dei Bretoni or Saint Yves des Bretons in French as was written on the door. The facade wa...  more »
  • We discovered this little church dedicated to since the middle ages - while Britain was not yet attached to the France-home of the Breton pilgrims. It has since been renovated and rebuilt. It is delicious, light and very well maintained. She is also living since the mass is given every Sunday at 18:30. We have been able to live a wonderful mass of twigs in Rome!
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  • Open only on Sundays at 9.30 for the mass
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  • A small but warm and welcoming church!
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  • A small church with magnificent frescoes! An intimate mass in French, contrasted with a very touristic Vatican!
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  • The church is very large, and the tour is free, and the church is very historical.
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