San Carlo ai Catinari Rome – Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

San Carlo ai Catinari Rome, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Italian Church Building

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San Carlo ai Catinari

Location: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

Façade 1635-38

San Carlo ai Catinari

This Rome church, also called Santi Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari (“Saints Blaise and Charles in Catinari”) is an early-Baroque style church building. It is located on Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 117 just off the corner of Via Arenula and Via dei Falegnami, a few blocks south of the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle.

The attribute ai Catinari refers to the presence, at the time of its construction, of many dishmaker shops in the same street as the church. The church was commissioned by the Order of the Barnabites and funded by the Milanese community in Rome to honour their fellow Milanese St. Charles Borromeo (Italian: San Carlo). It is one of at least three Roman churches dedicated to him, including San Carlo al Corso and San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (San Carlino). The main design was by Rosato Rosati between 1612 and 1620. The travertine façade was designed by Giovanni Battista Soria and construction occurred in 1635-38.

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San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
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Palazzo di Quirinale
Palazzo di Quirinale
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