Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova

Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova, Castel Gandolfo

Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova

Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova
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Sharon H
Las Vegas, NV2,075 contributions
Wonderful Bernini-designed chapel
May 2019
This small church on the square in front of the Apostolic Palace is nondescript on the outside, but lovely inside. Designed by Bernini, the statues surrounding the altar are magnificent—beautifully carved marble, and the dome is stunning as well. We were lucky to be able to get a quick peek inside, however, before the cleaning lady ran us out!
Written March 23, 2020
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova / Castel Gandolfo
Oct 2018
In centro of Castel gandolfo near the palace is this nice little church dedicated to San Tommaso da Villanova; I saw in Rome in basilica San Andrea, San Tommaso da Villanova in his coffin or bier and he was like a waxfigure and peaceful sleeping, it was a little bit frightening for me.
Written September 13, 2019
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PointerDetroit
Detroit, MI761 contributions
Drop in for a Few Minutes
Sep 2019
The painting over the altar is unique in that the sculpted figures melt over onto the frame of the painting. It is a unique perspective drawing you into the scene. The dome is also decorated in a stunning fashion.
Written September 11, 2019
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maijr1119
Albany, NY306 contributions
Beautiful church.
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a small Catholic Church, but very impressive. It was great to be able to sit quietly and reflect and pray.
Written March 19, 2019
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BettyKate
London, UK299 contributions
Lovely Church
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a nice church tastefully decorated. On most days it is very peaceful and a nice place to pray, reflect and light a candle. This time we found that real candles had been replaced by electric ones.
Written October 7, 2018
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Pinkertonx
Hereford, UK1,595 contributions
Lovely Baroque Church in the main square
May 2018 • Couples
Don't walk past, go in! This is a lovely church in the square of Castel Gandolfo, designed by Bernini in high Baroque style. There is a wonderful dome and architectural features.
Written May 22, 2018
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Lionel L
Sliema, Malta694 contributions
Quaint church in the main square
Nov 2017 • Couples
Although the facade looks spartan compared to other architectural gems in Rome this church was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Written December 7, 2017
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BobC558
New York City, NY315 contributions
A lovely church
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is a lovely church in the heart of Castel Gandolfo, designed by Bernini. Take the time and go inside. Even though it is not large, it is beautiful!
Written October 28, 2017
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Merlin_de_Manaus
Ayron, France241 contributions
Nice church on the square
Jun 2017 • Couples
Interesting interior having 3 sides dedicated to 3 separate artists. Some old artefacts and paintings so a good place to spend a few minutes inside.
Written July 11, 2017
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Jon M
Seal Beach, CA1,223 contributions
Average
Jun 2017 • Solo
If you're pressed for time you can avoid the small church. It's nice to go into because there's not much to do while you're waiting for the opening of the pontifical residence, but it's nothing memorable.
Written June 30, 2017
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