The church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, often simply called the Trinità dei Monti, enjoys one of the finest locations in Rome, standing as it does at the top of the
The church, which was built for the French Order of Minims, was inaugurated in 1594. The double staircase is by Domenico Fontana and the twin bell towers (an unusual feature in Rome) are probably the work of Giacomo della Porta.
The Trinità dei Monti is home to some good paintings by Daniele Ricciarelli (c. 1509-66), bettter known as Daniele da Volterra, a close friend and follower of Michelangelo, including what many deem to be his masterpiece, The Descent from the Cross.
The church is owned by the French state and mass is said in French.
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