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Church of St. Louis of the French

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Closed on Thursdays! The famous painter Caravaggio (1573-1610) was commissioned to paint for this church, where in one of its chapels is his realistic naturalism in three scenes of the life of St. Matthew.
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Piazza San Luigi de' Francesi, 00186 Rome, Italy
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If you like Caravaggio's paintings, it's the place to visit. There are two of his best works there. Check it on the site of that church.
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Despite the somewhat foreboding exterior scaffolding, San Luigi is open to visitors. The best time to go is very likely in the morning when the church opens or later in the evening before closing. The time around the lunch closing/re-opening is often rather busy and you may find
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There are so many interesting and beautiful churches in Rome (not to mention other attractions) that it's easy to miss one, even one as magnificent as the late 16th century St Luigi de Francesi. Walking from the Piazza Navona to the Piazza del Rotonda we must have passed it by a
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There's a chapel in the church with three Caravaggio's. Sensational to see them in the context in which they were int3nded and well worth a look. Apparently it can get crowded but we were there mid-morning and it wasn't too bad.
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Quiet escape from crowds near piazza navona. Beautiful church and Caravaggio paintings not to be missed, and, it's free.
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five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
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throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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