S.Ignazio da Loyola Church

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S. Ignazio da Loyola Church

This church was built between 1626 and 1685 by Pope Gregory XV in honor of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Company of Jesus, canonized in 1622.
Instead of a real dome, never built, Andrea Pozzo conceived and painted on the church ceiling a marvelous scene with perspective simulating depth and light.

[ This monument is included in all the tourist itineraries ]