Church of San Francesca Romana (Santa Maria Nuova), via dei Fori Imperali, Rome, with the Colosseum behind

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RIBApix ref no RIBA113636
Architect/DesignerLambardi, Carlo (1559-1620)
Artist/PhotographerDeakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
Subject Date1615
Image Date1930
Library ReferenceDK/I/391
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The church was founded in the 9th century, its apse partly built into the ruins of Hadrian's Temple of Venus and Rome to the east. The campanile was built in the 12th century when the church was enlarged. The late Renaissance facade dates from 1615 by Carlo Lambardi.

Subject tags

round buildings, churches, amphitheatres, ruins, clock towers, pediments