San Gregorio Magno al Celio

Roma, Piazza di San Gregorio 1

  • Location: Roma, Piazza di San Gregorio 1
  • Address: Piazza di San Gregorio 1
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  • Phone#: 06 7008227
  • Opening: every day from 9am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 7pm
  • Transportation: Metro: line B, station circo Massimo

  • Visit lasts: 1 hour (about)

Dedicated to the celebrated pontiff of the Sixth Century, it was built during the Middle Ages on the spot where the Saint had created the monastery of Sant'Andrea. During the roman era, the area was heavily populated by average citizens. It was Scipione Borghese who commissioned Giovan Battista Soria to build the portico and facade, which is an almost perfect reproduction of San Luigi dei Francesi, perhaps by  Giacomo della Porta. From the stairway of the church it is possible to enjoy one of the best views of the Palatine.