S. Maria in Monticelli (Book 6) (Day7) (View C8) (Rione Regola)
The bell tower tells us that the church is very old (XIth century)
but the fašade was in Vasi's time a very recent work The coat of
arms as well as the decoration with the mountains and the star are a tribute
to Clemens XI. The view is taken from the green dot in the small 1748 map here below.
In the description below the plate Vasi made reference to: 1) S. Maria in Monticelli;
2) Palazzo Paniza; 3) Palazzo Santacroce near S. Carlo ai Catinari.
The view is not that changed: also the nearby buildings have had
just some slight alterations.
The only change is the loss of the coat of arms and of the decorations of Clemens XI, whose coat of arms (as a Cardinal) is still visible inside the church. The fašade was designed by Matteo Sassi in 1715.
Palazzo Paniza, designed in 1694 by Simone Felice Delino is an interesting late XVIIth century building with some details which are worth a closer look.
Palazzo Santacroce was built in 1630-40 by Francesco Peparelli and enlarged in 1670-72 by Giovanni Antonio de' Rossi.
It shows an unusual proximity between the windows of the piano nobile (first floor) and those of the mezzanine. Giovanni Antonio de' Rossi is also the
designer of a small inner garden with a typical Baroque fountain. The Santacroce had another (older) palace in Via dei Falegnami.
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