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04 September 2009

1606 – Santa Maria in Vallicella, Rome, Italy

Architect: Matteo da Castello / Fausto Rughesi Initially the architect was Martino Longhi the Elder, but he was replaced later by Matteo da Castello. The nave was completed in 1577, and the church...

04 September 2009

1663 – Ss. Dominic & Sixtus, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy

Architects: Nicola Torriani, Felice and Vincenzo della Greca The church was built at the order of Pope St Pius V (1566-1572), who was a Dominican. Construction started in 1569, and the complex –...

04 September 2009

1566 – Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi Designs by Giovanni Sallustio Peruzzi (with contributions by Ottavio Mascherino and Francesco Peparelli) for a replacement church were in place by 1566, though the papal artillery officers insisted that...

04 September 2009

1589 – San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giacomo della Porta The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589: the works would be completed through the personal intervention of Caterina de...

04 September 2009

1633 – San Gregorio Magno al Celio, Rome, Italy

Architect: Giovanni Battista Soria The church was erected in the Middle Ages over the house of Pope Gregory I, where he had an oratory, dedicated to St. Andrew, erected in 575. The current...

04 September 2009

1626 – St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

Architect: Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Giacomo della Porta Construction on the current basilica, over the old Constantinian basilica, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed in 1626. There is a widespread assumption that...

04 September 2009

315 – Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy

Erected to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome.

04 September 2009

80 – Colliseum, Rome, Italy

The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an eliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. Construction started between 70...

04 September 2009

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce and the administration of justice took place. The communal hearth was also located here. It was built on...