The church of Santa Maria ai Monti (also known as the Madonna dei Monti) was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII (r. 1572-1585) and designed by the architect and sculptor Giacomo della Porta (1532-1603). Its façade recalls that of the Chiesa del Gesù.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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