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Sant’Andrea delle Fratte

H4 Via Sant’Andrea delle Fratte 1 § 06-679 3191 @ 116, 117 q Spagna # summer: 6:30am–12:30pm & 4:30–8pm; winter: 6:15am–1pm & 4–7pm

When Sant’Andrea delle Fratte was built in the 1100s, this was the northernmost edge of Rome. Though the church is now firmly within the city, its name (fratte means “thickets”) recalls its original setting.

The church was completely rebuilt in the 17th century, partly by Borromini. His bell tower and dome are notable for the complex concave and convex surfaces. The bell tower is particularly fanciful, with angel caryatids, flaming torches, and exaggerated scrolls like semi-folded hearts supporting ...

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