Organ - San Bartolomeo all'Isola - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 53.427 E 012° 28.682
33T E 290771 N 4640688
Quick Description: San Bartolomeo all'Isola is a late 10th century titular church and minor basilica located on Tiber Island in Rome, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 8/9/2019 6:16:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM113GE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island was founded in 998 by Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor and contains relics of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. It is located on the site of the ancient temple of Aesculapius, which had cleared the island of its former ill-repute among the Romans and established its reputation as a hospital, maintained today under Christian auspices.

The church was heavily restored in a major project ordered by Pope Urban VIII in 1624. The architect was Martino Longhi the Younger, with at least some help from Orazio Torriani who we now know designed the façade in 1639. This façade was an add-on, lengthening the church, the original medieval façade is still intact behind it. The decoration provided in the restoration was in the Baroque style, giving the church its present appearance.

The bowed cantoria or balcony above the main entrance is 18th century. It is supported by two red marble columns with capitals matching those of the arcades, and has a balustrade topped with vine-scroll metalwork. The organ is here.

Opening hours:
Weekdays 9:30 to 13:30, 15:30 to 17:30
Sundays 9:30 to 13:00.

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