Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

sights / Religious

Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza information

Rome , Italy
Address
Street Corso del Rinascimento 40
Getting there
bus Corso del Rinascimento
Opening hours
9am-12.30pm Sun
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Hidden in the porticoed courtyard of Palazzo della Sapienza , this tiny church is a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Built by Francesco Borromini between 1642 and 1660, and based on an incredibly complex geometric plan, it combines alternating convex and concave walls with a circular interior topped by a twisted spire.

Palazzo della Sapienza, seat of Rome’s university until 1935 and now home to the Italian state archive, is often used to stage temporary exhibitions.