Stained Glass - 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 6:39:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM113GF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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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.

Pope Pius IX ordered another restoration in 1852, which also mostly involved the sanctuary. A new main altar was provided, and frescoes painted.

The side chapels of the nave are small barrel-vaulted alcoves with rich Baroque decoration, each with a window above the altar. These windows now have modern stained glass with abstract patterns, and look rather incongruous in the Baroque context although they deserve a glance in themselves.

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Type of building where window is located: Church

Piazza di San Bartolomeo all'Isola, 22,
Roma, Italy

Admission Charge: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Weekdays 9:30 to 13:30, 15:30 to 17:30; Sundays 9:30 to 13:00.

Hours of Operation: From: 9:30 AM To: 1:30 PM

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