Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso, Rome

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  • It is a church in front of Oratorio Square, a short drive towards Piazza Venezia, near the Trevi Fountain. It is built to assimilate into the surrounding buildings and seems to be overlooked. The walls and ceiling are full of frescoes inside, and i am overwhelmed by the power.
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  • I met on my way to the Trevi Fountain on foot from Piazza Venezia. It is a Catholic Church of Baroque architecture, tucked away in a narrow alley of cobbled streets.
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  • A little oratory that we came into by chance and left us with our mouths open. Built by Giacomo de la Porta in the early 16th century, the walls of its unique nave are lavishly decorated with frescoes devised by Cavalieri and made among others by the best Mannerist painter of the time Giovanni de Vecchi.
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  • Divine with wonderful frescoes.
  • In the Trevi ward, flanked by one of the entrances to the Sciarra Gallery, there is the Oratory of the SS. Crucifix, built by Giacomo Della Porta at the behest of Ranuccio Farnese in 1562, to accommodate the meetings of the Brotherhood of the SS. Crucified. This brotherhood, dedicated to the charity and assistance of the poor and pilgrims, was born to take care of the wooden crucifix of the fifteenth-century Siena school, kept in the nearby Church of St. Marcello, which miraculously saved itself from the fire that he hit the church on the night of May 23, 1519. Church of St. Marcello at the CorsoThe fact that he was the only one to be spared from the flames made him worthy of popular devotion. In addition, during the plague that struck Rome in 1522, he was carried in procession to the Basilica of St. Peter, and as he passed he healed the people of the areas traveled, eradicating the epidemic. prospectus of the facade of the SS Oratory. CrucifixThe two-order facade of the oratory ends with a triangular eardrum with winged angel. It is tripartite by Doric lesene in the lower order, where the portal preceded by staircase, is flanked by two empty niches, framed by frames with curved eardrums. A planmark delimits the two orders.
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  • It's beautiful, intimate and makes you pray!! The black Christ and Our Lady with the child are beautiful. I recommend the celebration of 07.00
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  • Visiting this little jewel of mature mannerism, one can appreciate the architectural essentiality of the interior of the oratory, accompanied by the decorative richness of its walls. The Oratory of the Holy Crucifix is part of those sites little visited by tourists, who pass by and enter only by chance to visit it, magnetized to places more known as the nearby Trevi Fountain. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Oratory of the Santissimo. Crucified, it was built by Giacomo Della Porta at the behest of Ranuccio Farnese in 1562, to welcome the meetings of the homonymous brotherhood. The Brotherhood, dedicated to charity and to the assistance of the poor and pilgrims, was born to take care of the fifteenth-century wooden crucifix of the Sienese school, guarded in the nearby church of San Marcello, who miraculously saved himself from the fire that struck the Church on the night of May 23, 1519. The fact that he was the only one to be spared from the flames made him worthy of popular devotion. During the plague that struck Rome in 1522, the crucifix was carried several times in procession to the Basilica of St. Peter. At the end of the processions the plague ceased. The oratory is composed of a single rectangular classroom entirely frescoed. The frescoes, made with different styles and different techniques between 1578 and 1584, represent on the walls the "stories of the Cross", and in the counter-façade the "stories of the Brotherhood". The frescoes are the work of Mannerist artists: Giovanni de ' Vecchi, Niccolò Circignani (known as Pomarancio), Cesare fog, Baldassarre Croce, Cristoforo Roncalli and Paris Nogari. Above the altar there is a copy of the miraculous wooden crucifix. The original crucifix is still found today in the reconstructed Church of St. Marcello.
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  • Worth a visit. Walls of the church all frescoed and in good condition. In the centre, behind the Quirino Theatre, near the Braschi gallery.
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