Photo Gallery: Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio, Rome

One of my favourite churches in Rome! It’s dedicated to Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order, and is decorated in an extremely Baroque style. What keeps me coming back to this particular church is the incredible and grandiose fresco painting running down the nave ceiling. It was painted by Andrea Pozzo in the 1680’s and is a brilliant example of the seventeenth century interest in optical illusion (trompe l’œil) – make sure to stand on the circular plate implanted into the floor of the nave to get the best view of it!

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