A Tourist in Rome - Sant Andrea della Valle

Location:41.89641, 12.47434 On Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, one large block southeast of Piazza Navona
Metro:None, perhaps Spagna. See Piazza Navona
Time:1 hour
Cost:free
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The Basilica of Sant'Andrea della Valle was completed in 1650, 60 years after it was begun. The fresco decoration of its dome was one of the largest commissions of the day. The first chapel on the right is the Ginetti Chapel, and features a 1675 relief called "Angel Urges Sacred Family to Flee to Egypt", by Antonio Raggi, a pupil of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The last chapel on the left is the Barberini Chapel, and contains 4 beautiful sculptures, one by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father.

    
The Nave of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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The Nave of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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'Angel Urges Sacred Family to Flee to Egypt' by Bernini's colleague Antonio Raggi, in the Ginetti Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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Ceiling and dome of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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The Barberini Chapel in Sant'Andrea della Valle
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The Barberini Chapel in Sant'Andrea della Valle
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Saint Martha, by Francesco Mochi, in the Barberini Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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St Mary Magdalen by Cristoforo Stati in the Barberini Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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St. John the Baptist, by Pietro Bernini (Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father) in the Barberini Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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St. John the Evangelist by Ambrogio Bonvicini, in the Barberini Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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Floor in Sant'Andrea della Valle
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Floor in Sant'Andrea della Valle
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St. John the Baptist, by Pietro Bernini (Gian Lorenzo Bernini's father) in the Barberini Chapel of Sant'Andrea della Valle
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