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Church of St. Francis of Assisi at Ripa Grande, Rome

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  • In the tangle of the trasteverini, via di San Francesco a Ripa racing starboard and shipped as a segment by connecting three squares of the ward well different. To its extreme, piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere and the adjoining piazza di San Calisto is proud to offer our gaze with the splendid Basilica dedicated to the Virgin, the "Palazzo di San Calisto", the "Palazzo Leopardi" and the beautiful Fountain of Roman origin which placed hand, at different times, the likes of Bramante, Bernini and fountain. At the other extreme, in the direction of the River, piazza San Francesco a Ripa seems rather modest and secluded in their almost-comparison-linear facades of buildings that surround it and the figurative solemnity I Roman column, surmounted by the cross, which is its ideal Centre. And unfortunately it is the case of stress ...-frustrated by a car park which, though surrounded by ornamental plants, cluttered space and goes right up to the steps of the churchyard of the Church called the "poor man of Assisi". In the adjoining convent in fact--given the proximity to the port of Ripa Grande "-Saint Francis was usually find humble hospitality during his Roman stays. Despite the beautiful lines and Baroque volutes, the fa├žade of the Church, however, unadorned and almost "campagnola", devoid as it is of marble or decorations, nor its interior-though the result of eighteenth-century renovation of Lao-manages to capture our admiration. Only notes, the "High Altar" and the "Chapel Rospigliosi" which are essential to our attention for the richness and variety of polychrome marbles, the simple wooden pulpit and a "Madonna with child", object of tender devotion from women in the ward. Each casket though-even if modest-contains a precious jewel and this is revealed in all its unexpected beauty in the "Cappella Altieri" (left aisle, at the bottom) for which the genius of a Bernini now septuagenarian realized one of its highest religious sculptural representations: the "Ecstasy of the blessed Ludovica Albertoni". You will be enchanted by the Visual effect of the collection, obtained in a much-reduced space: the dense darkness of the place; La quinta strongly inclined walls enclose the sarcophagus; the figure white expanse that receives a ray of light from hidden apertures. And especially how different and incisive "shaping" the marble: in the face of the blessed and hands quivering; fine drapery and embroidery in the robe and veil in the tormented. A vision of mystical transcendence, as represented in the convulsive fidget of a body, that amazes and moves at the same time and that many of them are the usual approach to the most famous "ecstasy of St Theresa", kept in the Church of "Santa Maria della Vittoria", near piazza della Repubblica.
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  • The church was rebuilt in the 1680's by Cardinal Pallavicini and has a great collection of sculptures. Most notable is the beautiful sculpture by Bernini called Ecstasy of Beata Ludovica Albertoni. Ap...  read more »
  • This very simple Church in Trastevere conceals a great statue by Bernini. A must see
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