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Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso, Rome

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The Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso or the Oratory of the Most Holy Crucifix is a building in central Rome, Italy. Located next to the church of San Marcello al Corso, it served as a prayer hall and meeting house for the Confraternita del SS. Crocifisso. It is best known, like the Oratorio del Gonfalone, which shares the same artists, for its Mannerist decorations.The structure was built by Giacomo Della Porta in 1568, near the church of San Marcello, for the Confraternity of Crucifix, founded to venerate the Crucifix (crocefisso) from the nearby church. The confraternity was composed of some of the richest men in Rome, including the cardinals Ranuccio and Alessandro Farnese, nephews of the Pope. The theme of the interior decoration is the Triumph of the Cross. It employed Giovanni de' Vecchi, Cesare Nebbia, Niccolò Circignani, and Cristoforo Roncalli.It was also host of musical concerts, starting in 1639, when the first performances of fifteen musical oratorios by Giacomo Carissimi and Emilio de' Cavalieri occurred here.
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  • Near the quirinale one can admire this small chapel with frescoes by Pomarancio and Nabbia. Very nice the exterior façade.
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  • On the slopes of the Quirinal, this small chapel nave is an interesting account of the Mannerist culture and art in Rome. Built in the XVI century, has frescoes on the walls made by the most important painters of the time, including il Pomarancio and Cesare Nebbia, as well as an atmosphere of peace and quiet, cool in the summer, moved only in hours of prayer by prayers of the sisters entrusted. Interesting, although retrospectively, the wooden ceiling and the choir with the pipe organ. Church service at 7 in the morning.
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  • Not far from piazza Santi Apostoli, Piazza Venezia and via del Corso and the Trevi fountain is an unknown to most religious monument, concealed though it gives the name to the square where it stands. The Oratorio del SS. Crocifisso, located in piazza dell'oratorio, is certainly an exceptional testimony to the cultural and artistic environment of the sixteenth century. It is the seat of the confraternity of Crucifix, which was approved by Clement VII in 1526, decided to build a new oratory and entrusted the construction by the architect Giacomo della Porta, who completed the work thanks to grants of Cardinals Farnese, with the prestigious frescoes that adorn the walls at the hands of 1578, Tommaso de ' Cavalieri and Muziano. The work was attended by more Mannerist painters working in Rome in the late 16th century: Giovanni de Vecchi, il Pomarancio, Cesare Nebbia. On the altar is a copy of the miraculous crucifix of San Marcello al Corso.
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  • Just stunning little hide away
  • It is tiny but beautiful
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