Santa Maria della Pace's church lay the groundwork on the site of the medieval chapel of Sant'Andrea de Acquaricariis. In the end of the 15th century. Pope Sisto IV commissioned its fabrication to Baccio Pontelli. The building while we know today was rebuilt by Pietro da Cortona, whose facade with a semicircular pronaos his architectural masterpiece and one of the greatest achievements of Roman Baroque architecture. After this discovery, the entire square became like a baroque theater, of which the church is an ideal stage. Inside the masterpieces of Raphael, Maderno and the Chiostro del Bramante stand out.
GOOD TO KNOW Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 12 TIPS
WHERE: Church of Santa Maria della Pace ADDRESS: Via Arco della Pace, 5 Rome