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The Madonna della Vallicella Via del Governo…
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Piazza della Chiesa Nuova, 18
From September to June. Saturday 10:00-12:00 (reservation is recommended). Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-12:00 (by reservation only). Every day of the week upon request and by reservation only.
A side door of the transept of the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella leads to a corridor and the entrance to the private rooms of St Philip. The red room contains relics and mementos of the saint. A fresco of St. Philip saved by the Virgin is on the ceiling. The chapel inside is a natural extension of the apse of the chapel of the saint inside the church. On the altar there is a painting of St. Philip in prayer, attributed to Guercino. A spiral staircase leads to the upper rooms that faithfully reproduce the original rooms of the saint. The first room is the chapel. Above the altar is the original canvas by Guido Reni with St. Philip kneeling before the Virgin. In closets the confessional of the saint and his bed are preserved, along with relics. Annexed to the chapel is the private Oratory of St. Philip.
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