Key to Umbria: Terni

Santa Maria del Carmine (1602-1783)

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The Confraternita del Carmine built an oratory on this site in the garden of the Palazzo Vescovile in the 16th century to house a venerated fresco (early 15th century) on the walls of the Roman amphitheatre that was known as the Madonna del Carmine.   Pope Clement VIII recognised the confraternity in 1602, and they then embarked on what proved to be the slow process of building the present church, using materials from the amphitheatre.  The lantern of the church can be seen to the right in this photograph of part of the surviving wall of the amphitheatre.

The façade dates to the last phase of construction, although it is in the style of the late Renaissance. 

The church has been recently restored, and is now used as an auditorium.

Madonna del Carmine (early 15th century)

This venerated detached fresco of the Madonna and Child remains on the high altar.

Frescoes of the cupola (1636)

These frescoes by Ludovico Carosi represent the Virgin in glory and the Evangelists.

Assumption of the Virgin (17th century)

This fresco in the vault is attributed to Girolamo Troppa.

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