Church of Santa Maria del Popolo
The present-day Church of Santa Maria del Popolo was rebuilt in the 1470s from an earlier church built on the site in 1099. Gian Lorenzo Bernini updated the facade to its Baroque style in the 1650s, and also worked on the Chigi Chapel in the church.
Santa Maria del Popolo contains frescoes by Pinturicchio, mosaics by Raphael, chapels designed by Bramante and Raphael, and two fabulous paintings by Caravaggio. Because of this stunning collection of in situ art, the church is as much (if not more) a tourist attraction for art and culture lovers as it is still a house of worship.
Tours & Tickets
See the highlights of Rome on this unforgettable day of sightseeing, combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! This small-group, full-day ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
See the very best of Rome and its most famous squares, monuments, fountains and artworks on this 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Be enchanted by the Eternal ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Explore the art history of Baroque Rome in style on a private walking tour of the Galleria Borghese with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Daring and innovative or famed yet troubled? However you look at Italian artist Caravaggio, his artwork remains fascinating to all. Caravaggio spent much of ... Read more