Loquis: Complesso di Santa Maria sopra Minerva

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Complesso di Santa Maria sopra Minerva


Published on:  2019-05-14 14:18:00

  Open House Roma

The Library of the Chamber of Deputies, of the Senate of the Republic, the Casanatense Library and the Dominican Convent of the Minerva in 2007 opened a unitary tour of the ancient Insula Sapientiae, the great Dominican complex that gravitates around the basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva . The complex includes: at the Chamber Library, the Cloister of the Minerva (fifteenth century), the Refectory Hall, the Halls of the Inquisition, the seventeenth-century Sale Galileo, frescoed by Francesco Allegrini, and the Sala delle Capriate; at the Senate Library, the Chapter Hall; at the Convent, the Cloister, with the cycle of lunettes dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary and to Dominican devotions, and the Hall of the Popes; at the Casanatense Library the Monumental Hall of the eighteenth century, whose visit will be subject to the progress of the restoration work planned along the route.

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