Basilica of Corpus Domini


Basilica of Corpus Domini
  • Artist: Ascanio Vitozzi
  • Location: Basilica of Corpus Domini
  • Address: Via Palazzo di Città, entrata da Piazza Corpus Domini
  • Phone#: 011 4366025
  • Opening: 7.30am-11.30am and 3pm-6pm. Closed in the afternoon during August.
  • Transportation: Stop 242 Corte d'Appello: lines 4, 11, 27, 51, 57, Star 2.
It was erected from 1603 upon designs by Ascanio Vitozzi in memory of the holy communion (1453). The baroque facade is enriched by statues by Bernardo Falconi (1671), while Benedetto Alfieri decorated the interior in black and red marbles, which were damaged during the bombings of 1943. The high altar by Francesco Lanfranchi (1664), the carved confessionals and the choir loft are exquisite. A stone commemorates the place where the miracle happened.