Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Orto, Rome

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Santa Maria dell'Orto is a Roman Catholic church in the Rione of Trastevere in Rome (Italy). It is the national church of Japan in Rome.HistoryThe church rises in the middle of the area that, since about 508 BC, was called Prata Mutia . This refers to the plot of land where the Etruscan king Porsena had set his encampment, and that later the Roman Senate donated to Mucius Scaevola as a sign of gratitude of Rome for his heroic act. The origins of the church are associated to a miracle, that is supposed to have happened circa 1488. A sick farmer, afflicted with a serious palsy according to oral history, was healed after praying a picture of the Virgin Mary painted close to the entrance to his own market garden. The event led to popular worship for the picture, and subsequently a small votive chapel was erected, soon followed by a greater church, funded by 12 professional associations . In 1492 Pope Alexander VI allowed the establishment of a confraternity and in 1588 Pope Sixtus V declared it "Archconfraternity" and bestowed on it the rare privilege to ask once a year – during the titular feast – the pardon of a man condemned to death. During the 1825 Jubilee, as attested by Gaetano Moroni in his Dictionary of historic-ecclesiastical erudition, it was eventually honored with the title of Venerable.
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  • I had the feeling that this baroque church is suffering from its proximity to Santa Maria in Trastevere. Yesterday morning we were the only visitors. The name comes from the ariconfraternity of the ortholas and exploit them that supported the construction of it. Truly a riot of the baroque. And most of the paintings at the high-end altars. It is the church of Japan in Rome
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  • According to an ancient legend, a miracle happened on the site of this church in the Trastevere area. One, almost completely paralyzed peasant prayed to the icon of the Virgin at the entrance to his garden and... completely cured. Construction of the basilica was completed in 1567. One of Michelangelo's best students participated in the construction. Inside are very beautiful frescoes and murals. The church was loved by filmmakers. She has starred in many films.
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  • The church looks quite anonymous from the outside, but inside you are greeted by a sumptuous decoration with lots of gold etc.
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  • Amazing, make sure you look at vault ceilings through mirror provided. Surreal experience
  • A Renaissance and Baroque church from 15th century. A Roman catholic located in Rione Trastevere and National church of Japan in Rome. Sumptuous and unique church of the workers in Trastevere. It is rich in paintings and marbles. The monumental organ from XVIII century donated by Molinari family.
  • Beautiful Gem. Make time to see this church. Very close to St Francis & St Cecilia.
  • The best little ancient church in Trastevere
  • Beautiful Church !
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