Chiesa Rettoria Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a fontana di Trevi

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Chiesa Rettoria Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a fontana di Trevi

Chiesa Rettoria Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a fontana di Trevi
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Neighborhood: Trevi
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 7 min walk
  • Spagna • 8 min walk
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dapper777
Monaco32,075 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
In front of the famous Trevi Fountain stands the church of Ss. Vincent of Saragossa and Anastasius the Persian, which boasts one of the most beautiful baroque façades in Rome. Until the fourteenth century it was known only with the title, maintained until 1876, of "Pontifical Parish", both because located not far from the Quirinale palace, then papal residence, and because in the chapel behind the main altar the "viscera" (the organs enclosed in the thoracic cavity near the heart) that were removed before embalming the body of the pontiffs were preserved in special urns.
The two saints were both martyrs, but of different countries and historical periods: St. Vincent lived in Spain and was put to death during the persecution ordered by Emperor Diocletian. St. Anastasius of Persia, was a soldier who became a convert (hence his Greek name which means reborn) and was executed in 628 by Chosroes II, King of Persia.
The church was rebuilt by Cardinal Jules Mazarin for the Holy Year 1650.
The complete reconstruction of the medieval church began at the behest of Cardinal Mazarin in 1640 and was completed by Martino Longhi the Younger, who was also responsible for the spectacular façade.
The interior, with a single nave and three chapels on both sides, houses a fresco by the painter Francesco Manno depicting the "Ss. Vincent, Anastasius and Camillus", while on the main altar there is an altarpiece by Francesco De Rosa.
Tradition has it that the Roman painter Bartoleomeo Pinelli had been embalmed and buried in this church. Despite careful research his mortal remains and his grave were never found. For this reason, the Institute of Roman Studies had a plaque placed in the church commemorating that the Roman painter Bartolomeo Pinelli was actually buried "in this church on April IV MDCCCXXXV".
If you are around, leave the confusion of the square and the crazy crowd behind you, and enter a space of sincere spirituality.
Written July 13, 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA28,313 contributions
Dec 2019
The steps of the beautiful Baroque Church of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi is a perfect place for a nice photo of Fontana di Trevi, but do not miss going inside the church - you will be impressed by its refined single nave and tall Corinthian columns.

The columns of its facade facing the Fontana di Trevi, ten in the low order and six above it, might be considered a little overwhelming by some Baroque architecture lovers, but for me, they make the facade quite remarkable and harmonious.
Written June 29, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,702 contributions
May 2019
Beautiful Catholic Church with its front doors facing the Trevi fountain, at the corner of one of the busiest spots in Rome. The SS church Vincenzo e Anastasio was rebuilt in the 17th century. This is the work of Martino Longhi the Younger. It has one of the most beautiful baroque facades in Rome. Until 1876, it was the church of "Papal parish". Inside, in special niches in the apse there are internal organs (hearts and lungs) removed before embalming the bodies of popes. The first such pope was Sixtus V in 1590 and the last one was Leo XIII who died in 1903. This tradition was interrupted by the next pope - Pius X. Experience a moment of peace and rest in the middle of your tourist journey.
Written February 28, 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Dec 2019
Step in this church while visiting the fountain to get away from the crowds and center yourself. Like most churches in Rome, it is quite magnificent when compared to newer chruches.
Written February 27, 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,204 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a medieval Baroque church dating back to the seventeenth-century and found in close proximity to Trevi Fountain. It has many impressive Corinthian columns inside but didn’t quite give me the wow-factor unlike other churches and cathedrals in Italy’s capital city.
Written February 26, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you’re looking at Trevi Fountain and then looked over your right shoulder you’d see this church. Free entry and worth a quick look inside
Written February 16, 2020
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windytravel79
Budapest, Hungary1,290 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are at the Trevi fountain you should enter this church. It is not very special, not very famous but because of its location it is quite visited.
Written December 15, 2019
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ChiefGuru
Decatur, IN3,414 contributions
Jun 2019
Saints Vincent and Anastasius is a Baroque church built in the 17th century (~1646-1650) by Cardinal Mazzarino. These two men were both martyrs, but of different countries and historical periods: St. Vincent lived in Spain and was put to death during the persecution ordered by Emperor Diocletian; St. Anastasius from Persia, was a soldier who became a convert (hence his Greek name which means reborn) and was executed in 628 by Chosroes II, King of Persia. I suspect that this church may infrequently be a major draw to this area; however, it is located directly across the street from the Trevi Fountain. Thus, when at the Trevi Fountain, visitors should take the time to admire the architecture of this centuries old church. The church is often closed to tourists, especially during the summertime. Further, they do not have posted hours. Tourists just have to go and check if they are open when they would like to visit. As with many churches in Italy, a dress code is strictly enforced. Bare shoulders and knees for women are prohibited. Originally, this was the parish church of the nearby Quirinal Palace. The church's interior features a single nave. The altar is decorated by the painting "Martyrdom of Saints Vincent and Anastasius" by Francesco Pascucci. A feature that adds to the uniqueness of this church is the presence of the hearts of past popes. The hearts of twenty two popes remain in the marble urns. An ancient custom (praecordia) was to separate the organs from the corpse. This was done to prevent decay while funeral arrangements were made. The 22 popes are listed to the left of the altar and their reigns range form Sixtus V in 1583 to Leo XIII in 1903. The practice of praecordia was discontinued by Pope Pius X. Students of history and architecture will enjoy viewing this church.
Written August 29, 2019
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LoveToTravelTerrie
Frisco, TX1,237 contributions
Jul 2019
This church overlooked the Trevi Fountain. We walked in and there was a ?nun? with baked goods for a donation. We gave a donation but passed on the food. There was a nice tribute to Mother Teresa inside. It was interesting how few people wandered inside considering the hoards of people at the fountain.
Written August 15, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Few people notice this church which is behind them as they admire the Trevi Fountain. They should take note because you can get a nice photo of the fountain, and the interior is interesting.
Written May 1, 2019
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