Panorama taken inside S Maria di Montesanto church in Rome.
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The church of Santa Maria di Montesanto in Rome is named after Mount Carmel (the Holy Mountain) in Israel. The church stands on the southern side of the Piazza del Popolo, next to Santa Maria dei Miracoli church and facing Santa Maria del Popolo and the northern gate of the Aurelian Walls.
Santa Maria di Montesanto was built between 1662 and 1675, at the same time as Santa Maria dei Miracoli. While it's sister is a round church, this one is elliptical in shape. Inside are several chapels. The ceiling and the altarpiece of the 'Miracle of the saint' (c. 1685) in the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzi chapel was painted by Ludovico Gimignani.
The main altarpiece in Santa Maria di Montesanto, the 'Deposition' (c. 1600) was created by Biagio Puccini. The third chapel, 'cappella Montioni' was commissioned by the Montioni family and contains the 'Madonna with Child and Saints Francis and Jacob' (c. 1687) by Carlo Maratta.