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Chiesa Sant ‘Andrea della Valle, Rome

The Chiesa Sant ‘Andrea della Valle is a minor basilica in Rome, however, it is the headquarters of the Congregation of Regular Clerics of Divine Providence, also known as “Theatines”, a male religious order of the Catholic Church.

In 1582, the Duchess of Amalfi Costanza Piccolomini d’Aragona left this Order a palace in Rome together with the adjoining church of San Sebastiano. Both structures were demolished for the construction of this new temple that began in 1590 and was completed in 1650. Its style is Renaissance.

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