Santa Maria in Portico in Campitelli


This church is known for its 11th century enameled icon of the Virgin Mary surrounded by oak leaves which might have originated from a pagan cult and been fused with the Christian image of the virgin. At only 25cm high, it’s difficult to see the icon itself but it is surrounded by what might be the most elaborate frame ever created. Although the rest of this church, located in the Jewish quarter of Rome, might be fairly somber compared to some of the others on this list, the blazing gold altarpiece done in High Baroque style is well worth a visit.

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Piazza di Campitelli, 9 (Jewish Ghetto)

Opening times

7am-12.30pm, 3.30pm-7pm


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