Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  Sightseeing  /  Statua di Santa Caterina

Statua di Santa Caterina, Rome

(25+ reviews on the web)
Monument
Santa Caterina da Siena is a church in Rome dedicated to Catherine of Siena. It is sited on via Giulia in the Regola district.HistoryThis church is indissolubly linked to the history of the Archconfraternity of Siena in Rome, to which it still belongs. A sizable Sienese community in Rome was established at the end of the 14th century, and first used the church of Santa Maria in Monterone as its home before shifting to Santa Maria sopra Minerva (site of Catherine of Siena's tomb) around the middle of the 15th century. In 1461, the year of Catherine's canonization, it moved again, this time to San Nicola degli Incoronati on via Giulia - Sienese merchants and bankers had been living on that street since the end of the 15th century.In 1519 the Sienese association was officially recognised as a confraternity by pope Leo X. It was decided to build a new church, an oratory for the confraternity and a clergy house. Work began in 1526 to designs by Baldassarre Peruzzi and financed by members of the Sienese nobility based in Rome, most notably cardinal Giovanni Piccolomini and the banker Agostino Chigi.In 1736 the confraternity became an archconfraternity. The church fell into disrepair due to the Tiber flooding and so it was completely rebuilt to designs by Paolo Posi between 1766 and 1775, the year in which a new altar was consecrated. The previous church is described in documents in the archconfraternity archives as having three altars, with a Girolamo Genga painting of the Resurrection on the high altar (now in the archconfraternity's oratory) and frescoes in the side chapels by Timoteo della Vite (a pupil of Raphael) and Antiveduto Gramatica (who was buried in the church).
See Statua di Santa Caterina and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip generator.
Source
Create a full Rome itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rome by other users

29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Cinisello Balsamo, Venice & Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Cinisello Balsamo, Venice & Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Paris & Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Paris & Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 54 days in Italy BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Near the Castello Sant´angelo and opposite the bridge that enlightened is precious... This this place. It is full of tourists from all over the world. everything is space is for a relaxing break, after a tiring day.
    View original
  • The statue in white marble is expressive and fine, and it has got a great location in the garden adjacent to the Castel St. Angelo. Santa Caterina/Catherine of Siena (born 25 March 1347 in Siena, died april 29, 1380 in Rome) was an Italian mystic, Dominican nun and doctor of the Church. She is a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church (canonized in 1461) and was appointed a doctor of the Church in 1970. She is one of Italy's two Patron Saints (appointed in 1939), the other is St Francis of Assisi.
    View original
  • Sculpture of Saint Catherine stands near Castel Sant'Angelo. Made in the 20th century. And this all said. The style of our time, Bernini would be horrified. But we cute.
    View original