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Rome, Italy

Santa Maria in Campitelli

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Today: 7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
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Sunday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Friday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday:7:30am-12:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: Free

An Iconic Church

Santa Maria in Campitelli or Santa Maria in Portico is a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary on the Piazza di Campitelli. The church contains a famous 10 long icon of the Virgin Mary dated by style and dendrochronology to the 11th century, though it had previously been claimed by tradition to have appeared miraculously in 524 at the table of Galla, a Roman woman who was helping the poor, and then carried in processions since 590. The icon was believed to have saved the city from plague in 1656 (or 1658), when it was carried in procession through the streets. On account of this, the earlier church on this site was replaced by Pope Alexander VII between 1659 and 1667 with the present one, designed by Carlo Rainaldi in the high Baroque style.

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