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Chiesa di Santa Maria in Trivio, Rome

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Santa Maria in Trivio is a church in Rome. It is dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, and is located on Piazza dei Crociferi in rione Trevi. It is near the Fountain of Trevi.In Mariano Vasi's 19th-century guidebook, the church is referred to as Santa Maria a Trevi. According to tradition, the church was founded by the Byzantine general Belisarius in the 6th century. Allegedly, he found the church to expiate for deposing Pope Saint Silverius in 537. Previously the church had been known as Santa Maria in Fornica. This was recorded in an 11th-century inscription on the wall of the church.In 1571 the church was given to the Order of the Crociferi. Between 1573 and 1575 the architect Giacomo del Duca rebuilt the church, designing e.g. the innovative pediment above the entrance door.The crucifix in the chapel was decorated by Giovanni Francesco Bolognese. The altarpiece of St Camillo de Lellis was painted by Gasparo Serenari. The main altarpiece was painted by Bartolommeo Morelli. Other altarpieces in side altars were by the studio of Palma il Giovane, Luigi Scaramuccia, and Pietro Perugino. The ceiling was painted by Antonio Gherardi.
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  • If you are facing the Trevi Fountain this little church is just down the street to the left of the fountain and what a beautiful little church it is. Well worth taking the time to go in and admire the...  more »
  • Santa Maria in Trivio is one of the oldest churches dedicated to the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary and the name means "Holy Mary at the intersection of three roads." If you are standing in ...  more »
  • It was not open when we were there mid day, but it is supposedly a beautiful little church and it is right across the street from Trevi fountain.  more »
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  • A small gem with some impressive frescoes and other works of art.
  • Baroque church just behind the Trevi Fountain. Especially nice the frescoed Vault
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  • Very nice!
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  • Impressive baroque church at two steps from the trevi fountain
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