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St. Peter’s Cathedral

Basilica di San Pietro Founded on the site of the tomb of St. Peter, St. Peter’s Cathedral is the largest and perhaps the most magnificent church in the world. Piazza San Pietro (click for google map) | Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Basilica Quick Facts:

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Santa Maria del Popolo

Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo | Saint Mary of the People Consecrated in 1477 | Piazza del Popolo (click for google map) | santamariadelpopolo.it | Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Santa_Maria_del_Popolo Quick Facts: Santa Maria del Popolo reads like an art history text book since it was

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva | Saint Mary above Minerva | Piazza della Minerva, 42 (click for google map) | basilicaminerva.it Quick facts: Santa Maria sopra Minerva is adjacent to the Pantheon It is the home of several notable Renaissance masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Cristo

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Sant’Andrea al Quirinale

Church of St. Andrew on the Quirinal Hill designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and completed in 1670.

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Santa Maria della Vittoria

Our Lady of Victory Architect, Carlo Maderno |  Via 20 Settembre, 17 (click for google map) | chiesasmariavittoria.191.it | Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_della_Vittoria Quick fact: Santa Maria della Vittoria is home to one of Bernini’s most famous works, The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1647–52), in the church’s Cornaro

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