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Chiesa e Monastero di Sant'Egidio (Book 8) (Map D3) (Day 6) (View D10) (Rione Trastevere)

In this page:
 The plate by Giuseppe Vasi
 Today's view
 S. Egidio
 Tribuna di S. Maria in Trastevere and Oratorio del SS. Sacramento
 Palazzo Velli
 Palazzo Del Cinque

The Plate (No. 147)

Monastero e Chiesa di Sant'Egidio

The small church of S. Egidio associated with the nearby nunnery is the excuse for sketching life in Trastevere, which even at Vasi's time had a reputation for being inhabited by the "true Romans". The view is taken from the green dot in the 1748 map below. In the description below the plate Vasi made reference to: 1) S. Egidio; 2) Tribuna di S. Maria in Trastevere; 3) Palazzo Velli. The small map shows also 4) Oratorio del SS. Sacramento; 5) Palazzo Del Cinque.

Small ViewSmall View

Today

The view today

Today, everywhere in Trastevere is not authentic, but here it is.

S. Egidio

The Church of Sant'Egidio

In the plate the church has the coat of arms of Urbanus VIII which is now lost. On the right external wall one of the many sacred images which one can find in the streets of Rome (it's shown in the plate at the far right).

Tribuna di S. Maria in Trastevere

Dining Out

The little square under the Tribuna di S. Maria in Trastevere is used in summer as the extension of a very typical Trastevere style trattoria. In a nearby alley Oratorio del SS. Sacramento with a very theatrical 1675 fašade is today yet another typical trattoria.

Palazzo Velli

Palazzo Velli

The building has been slightly altered, but it retains its two old doors, one of which is visible in the plate.

Palazzo Del Cinque

Palazzo Del Cinque

In the XVIIIth century the Del Cinque family built a very decorated "apartment block" near Piazza di Montecitorio, but the origin of the family can be traced in this simpler Renaissance house in Trastevere. The madonnella shown above is in the nearby alley by the same name.

Excerpts from Giuseppe Vasi 1761 Itinerary related to this page:


Chiesa e Monastero di s. Egidio
Quivi era prima una chiesa dedicata a s. Lorenzo martire, spettante al Capitolo di s Maria in Trastevere, il quale avendola conceduta ad Agostino Lancellotti nell'anno 1610. questi la dedic˛ a s. Egidio abate; ed invogliatisi alcuni pii Cristiani di unirvi un monastero di religiose Carmelitane, il Lancellotti fecelo erede di una buona parte de' suoi beni; dipoi facendovi donazione Francesca Mazziotti di tutto quello, che possedeva, allor che fu rimasta vedova, vi pigli˛ l'abito religioso anche essa. Dipoi nell'anno 1630. fu rinnovata la chiesa da D. Filippo Colonna, e fu ornata di quadri del Camassei, del Roncalli, e del suddetto P. Luca Fiammingo.

Next plate in Book 8: Monastero di S. Susanna

Next step in Day 6 itinerary: Monastero di S. Pietro in Montorio

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