Dove of Peace - Sant'Agnese in Agone - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 53.931 E 012° 28.367
33T E 290363 N 4641634
Quick Description: Sant'Agnese in Agone (also called Sant'Agnese in Piazza Navona) is a famous 17th-century Baroque church in Rome, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/3/2019 8:30:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM10NP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
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Long Description:
The church faces Piazza Navona, one of the main urban spaces in the historic centre of the city and the site where the Early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred in the ancient Stadium of Domitian.

Construction began in 1652 under the architects Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi. After numerous quarrels, the other main architect involved was Francesco Borromini.

You can see a dove holding an olive branch in several places in the decoration of the church. This one is located on the marble floor in front of the chapel of St Sebastian opposite the chapel of St Agnes.

Source: (visit link)
Kind of dove: Dove with olive branch

Used material for the dove: Other (explanation in the long description)

Address:
Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima,
Roma, Italy
00186


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