Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Lucina

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Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Lucina information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina 16
Getting there
Bus: Via del Corso
Opening hours
8am-8pm
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Little remains of the original 5th-century church that was built here atop an ancient well sacred to Juno. But that shouldn’t detract from what is a very pretty church, complete with Romanesque bell tower and a long 12th-century columned portico.

Inside, the otherwise standard baroque decor is elevated by Guido Reni’s Crocifisso (Crucifixion) above the main altar, and a fine bust by Bernini in the fourth chapel on the southern side. The French painter Nicholas Poussin, who died in 1655, is buried in the church.