Key to Umbria: Foligno

Francesco Orfini built the Oratorio della Madonna delle Rose (1633) here to house a miraculous image of the Virgin. 

The Confraternita del Suffragio, a confraternity that was dedicated to prayer for the salvation of souls in purgatory, subsequently moved here from the church of Santa Marta (see Walk I).  They demolished the oratory and built the present church, which is also dedicated to Sant’ Anna.

The church, which was designed by Paolo Soratini, is in the form of a Greek cross with cupola.  Its neoclassical brick façade (1821-6) was designed by Vincenzo Vitali: his design survives in the archives of the Cathedral Chapter.

The church has been recently restored and is used by an orthodox community from Ukraine.

Holy Family (1634)

This altarpiece on the altar on the right is signed by Marcantonio Grecchi and dated by inscription.  It was moved here in 1728 from an altar in the Duomo.

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Chiesa del Suffragio (1724-45)

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