Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome

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Santa Maria di Loreto is a 16th-century church in Rome, central Italy, located just across the street from the Trajan's Column, near the giant Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II.
After the Jubilee of 1500, the association of metallurgical (Sodalizio dei Fornai) received permission from Pope Alexander VI to build a church at this site. Construction of this church began in 1507 by Antonio da Sangallo the younger, with an octagonal floor plan; the dome and the lantern were completed by Jacopo del Duca some 75 years later. The church was built atop an earlier 15th century chapel, which contained an icon of the Virgin of Loreto, hence the church retained the icon and acquired the title. It is most notable for the adjacent erection of a similarly domed, but pale marble, 18th-century church Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano, giving the semblance of twin churches.
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  • It is a church with a cupola in front of Vittorio in white. The scene next door was sant'Ssimo Noome di Maria Al Foro Triano's Coupeola and the two-line scene.
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  • This catholic church is located near to Trajan Column just next to the Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Maria. Both churches are very similar and with nice dome on the top. It is of baroque-style archite...  more »
  • We were visiting the Arch of the Fatherland near Piazza Venezia and the Forum of Trajan, when we noticed the Church of Santa Maria di Loreto and the Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary. Church of San...  more »
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  • Santa Maria di Loreno is located close to Traiana column and church Ss. Nome di Maria........ and both churches have similar domes.
  • Beautiful, but it was closed when I arrived so I waited for a little bit.
  • No idea what this is but looks Roman. And from the empire. I get some points for doing this so why not.
  • Good historical church but silence is not maintained!
  • Pretty church.
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