Thursday, January 2, 2020


Via della Lungaretta 92

Mentioned for the first time by the sources in 1192
It was built on the house of Asterius, the father of the two Roman martyrs Rufina and Seconda who would have lived here in the third century

In 1611 it was entrusted by Pope Paul V Borghese (1605/21) to the nuns followers of Francesca Montioux, who commissioned the construction of the adjoining MONASTERY

1716/22 further expansion of the monastery

The structures on which the church was built are not orthogonal to each other because they were built on pre-existing foundations belonging to a Roman insula (apartment block)

In 1917 it passed to the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of Ivrea

Restoration 1973/74 that has retained little of the old structure, also for the demolition of the apse
Of the medieval church remain only the “Eight ancient marble columns” and the beautiful ROMANESQUE BELL TOWER of the first half of the twelfth century

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