Chiesa di Santa Caterina della Rota

Chiesa di Santa Caterina della Rota

Chiesa di Santa Caterina della Rota
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A jewel in the waste
3.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2019
The first building probably dates back to the 9th century. Rebuilt at the end of the 16th century according to a project by Ottavio Nonni called il Mascherino, it was subsequently completely restored in 1730. The Baroque façade has a single order crowned by a triangular tympanum. The single entrance has a molded doorcase surmounted by an inscription claiming the ownership of the Confraternity of St. Anne, (Venerabile Arciconfraternita Vaticana di Sant’Anna dei Parafrenieri ("VEN. ARC. V. S.ANNAE. PARAFR."). The interior has a single nave with three niches on each side. In the first niche, on the left, we find the memorial to Giuseppe Vasi, a famous architect and engraver, born in Sicily, who depicted many of the Roman churches of the 18th century. The altarpiece is the Apotheosis of St. Catherine by Giacomo Zucca of the school of Giorgio Vasari. The fine wooden ceiling dates from the 16th century and is is decorated with the coat of arms of Sixtus V. It is located in the square of the same name and it is very old. Very interesting is the interior with the wooden ceiling, the painting 'Flight into Egypt' by Girolamo Muziano, the Annunciation of the Tuscan-Roman school of the 16th century and the scaplture of 'Virgin Mary and St. Anne' that was once carried in procession for the pregnant women asking divine help. It is called 'della rota' (in Italian for wheel) because the emperor decreed that the martyred woman, native of Alexandria in Egypt, should be crushed by a lwheel with prickles, thus wheel became 'rota'. She was tied to a breaking wheel, a medieval tool of torture, before being beheaded. The church is regularly only open for Mass on Sundays at 11:30. Rome is full of churches but too often the smaller and hidden ones are forgotten and neglected. In fact tourists generally are eager to visit the major and more famous attractions and churches. Sometimes antiquity jewels and beauty are also and often where no one could imagine to find.

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The first building probably dates back to the 9th century. Rebuilt at the end of the 16th century according to a project by Ottavio Nonni called il Mascherino, it was subsequently completely restored in 1730.
The Baroque façade has a single order crowned by a triangular tympanum.
The single entrance has a molded doorcase surmounted by an inscription claiming the ownership of the Confraternity of St. Anne, (Venerabile Arciconfraternita Vaticana di Sant’Anna dei Parafrenieri ("VEN. ARC. V. S.ANNAE. PARAFR.").
The interior has a single nave with three niches on each side.
In the first niche, on the left, we find the memorial to Giuseppe Vasi, a famous architect and engraver, born in Sicily, who depicted many of the Roman churches of the 18th century.
The altarpiece is the Apotheosis of St. Catherine by Giacomo Zucca of the school of Giorgio Vasari.
The fine wooden ceiling dates from the 16th century and is is decorated with the coat of arms of Sixtus V.
It is located in the square of the same name and it is very old.
Very interesting is the interior with the wooden ceiling, the painting 'Flight into Egypt' by Girolamo Muziano, the Annunciation of the Tuscan-Roman school of the 16th century and the scaplture of 'Virgin Mary and St. Anne' that was once carried in procession for the pregnant women asking divine help.
It is called 'della rota' (in Italian for wheel) because the emperor decreed that the martyred woman, native of Alexandria in Egypt, should be crushed by a lwheel with prickles, thus wheel became 'rota'.
She was tied to a breaking wheel, a medieval tool of torture, before being beheaded.
The church is regularly only open for Mass on Sundays at 11:30.
Rome is full of churches but too often the smaller and hidden ones are forgotten and neglected.
In fact tourists generally are eager to visit the major and more famous attractions and churches.
Sometimes antiquity jewels and beauty are also and often where no one could imagine to find.
Written May 10, 2020
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