Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

sights / Religious

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Piazza dell'Oro 2
Getting there
Bus: Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II
Opening hours
7.30am-noon & 5-7pm
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The last resting place of architects Francesco Borromini and Carlo Maderno, this graceful 16th-century church was commissioned by Pope Leo X as a showcase for Florentine artistic talent. Jacopo Sansovino won a competition for its design, which was then executed by Antonio Sangallo the Younger and Giacomo della Porta. Carlo Maderno completed the elongated cupola in 1614, while, inside, the altar is by Borromini.