Chiesa di Santa Caterina dei Funari, Rome

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Santa Caterina dei Funari is a church in Rome in Italy, in the rione of Sant'Angelo. The church is mainly known for its façade and its interior with frescoes and paintings.HistoryThe church stands on the same spot as the Castro Aureo of the Circus Flaminius, built by Caius Flaminius in 221 B.C. In medieval times, the vicinity became the location of string- and rope-makers (funari), hence, the name of the church. The original church was a three-naved basilica, called "Santa Maria de Donna Rosa in castro aureo", named for the first time in 1192 in a document of Pope Celestine III. It was rebuilt in the 9th century with a single nave and dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria and later also called Santa Caterina dei Funari.In 1534 Pope Paul III conceded this church to St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. He established in this church a Company for Poor Homeless Maidens. A few years later the Company became a Confraternity. Sponsored by Cardinal Federico Cesi, they decided to rebuild the church and name it "Santa Caterina dei Funari". It was built by Guidetto Guidetti between 1560 and 1564, together with Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola and Ottavio Mascherino (1524-1606).
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  • Another of the countless churches in the city of Rome, all are very roast and clean, it is a pleasure to visit them.
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  • Situated on Via dei Funari is a church to Saint Catherine and what draws attention is the beautiful altar and paintings.
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  • In one of the areas that were the heart of city life in the middle ages. Dates back to the 12th century, has a beautiful marble façade enriched by a large swag of fruit. The Bell Tower, the Interior really nice!
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  • Something went very badly wrong with the administration of this important church in 2015, and it is apparently closed down. The city has arranged a scheme for pre-booked visits, but the application form is not readily available online. Have a look at the church's web-page on "Churches of Rome Wiki" for a link.
  • Beautiful facade. But locked up.
  • Magnificent façade of a Church I never got to see open despite trying it at different times. the wonderful facade trasvertido white with their two bodies and their columns and Corinthian pilasters that enhance the beauty of it. I would have liked to see the inside. After coming to discover that it was appointment. Something important to know for those who want to visit it. Again will be.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches in Rome for architecture and artworks; too bad it's always locked. Inside you can admire the extraordinary canvas, by Annibale Carracci, which depicts santa Margherita, which invites onlookers to elevate hearts SURSUM CORDA. To remember among other works taking Scipione Pulzone, san Giovanni Battista di Marcello Venusti, the deposition of Girolamo Muziano.
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  • Always closed. Open only for groups upon reservation
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