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Via del Governo Vecchio, 134 www.vallicella.org www.libertaciviliimmigrazione.interno.it…
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The Madonna della Vallicella
There was a church in this area dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin in the 13th century, but the current building was built in the 16th century on the wishes of San Filippo Neri, who founded his Congregation of the Oratory here in 1551.
The beautiful altarpiece by Rubens stands out on the high altar, depicting the Saints venerating the image of the Virgin and Child, known as the Madonna della Vallicella. This painting has been made mobile using winches, making the miraculous fourteenth century fresco underneath visible, which according to legend bled in 1535 after being hit by a stone.
Foto Archivio Fotografico F.E.C.
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