Santa Maria di Loreto is a 16th-century church in Rome, Italy, located just across the street from the Trajan’s Column.
After the Jubilee of 1500, the association “Pio Sodalizio dei Fornai” (bakers) received permission from Pope Alexander VI to build a church at this site. Construction of this church began in 1507 by Antonio da Sangallo the younger, with an octagonal floor plan; the dome and the lantern were completed by Jacopo del Duca some 75 years later. The church was built atop an earlier 15th century chapel, which contained an icon of the Virgin of Loreto, hence the church retained the icon and acquired the title.

Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, 26.
Rome, Italy.


Indoor view

Octagonal cupola

Madonna con bambino

Low angle view

Martyr statue

Cupola detail

Santa Caterina

Roof portion

Madonna's nativity


Jesus statue

Magi's chapel

Silhouette at entrance


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