Tuesday, October 1, 2019

St. SAVIOR IN THE MONTI NEIGHBORHOOD

S. SALVATORE AI MONTI
Via Madonna dei Monti 38

Mentioned for the first time by the sources in 1192
It was completely destroyed by fire during the sack of Rome in 1527
Rebuilt in the second half of the sixteenth century
Restored in 1625 and in 1762 by Antonio Asprucci (1723/1808) for Cardinal Odescalchi
Last renovation in 1904 for Pius X Sarto (1903/14)
INTERIOR
In the counter fa├žade “Wooden choir” of 1762
Lunette above the MAIN ALTAR “Saviour between two Neophytes” 1904 by Wolfgango Conti
On the right wall “Tomb of the painter Agostino Masucci (1691/1758)” with a portrait of the painter maybe by his son Lorenzo Masucci (?/1785)

COLLEGE OF THE NEOPHYTES
To the left of the church
1635 Gaspare De Vecchi (active 1628/1643)
The neophytes were Jews or Muslims who had converted to Christianity

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